DILG : LGU's , barangays should conduct weekly clean-up drives to complement the Manila Bay rehab

DILG : LGU's , barangays should conduct weekly clean-up drives to complement the Manila Bay rehab



Everybody must do their own share in making the Manila Bay clean again.
Upon the launch of “Battle for Manila Bay” over the weekend, the Department of Interior and Local Government has ordered local government units and barangays to conduct clean-up drives every week as its share in the rehabilitation of the world famous bay.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority street sweepers picking up trash along the Manila Bay (photo credit to Philstar)

Secretary Año has directed178 LGUs and 5,714 barangays inside the Manila Bay Watershed Area to contribute to the rehabilitation of the polluted bay. 
The LGU’s and different barangays are ordered to organize clean-up drives in their localities such as, but not limited to coastal areas and/or inland water systems, weekly beginning January 27 — the start of the official rehabilitation of the Manila Bay.

“The collective efforts and commitment of the LGUs and barangays within the Manila Bay Watershed Area would spell the difference in the rebirth and preservation of our Manila Bay,” Año said.
The DILG Sec said that the LGU’s and barangays can tap the help of different volunteers form the private sector and the NGO’s , “to encourage participation from different stakeholders in the conduct of the clean-up drive.”
The “next big target”after Boracay
The rehabilitation of the famous bay became the Duterte administration’s “next big target” after the rehabilitation of the world famous Boracay island resort.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte allocated 42.95 billion for the implementation of the Manila Bay rehab within three years.
The Manila Bay rehab has three significant phases- clean-up and water quality improvement, rehabilitation, and protection and sustainability.



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