Over 700 volunteers conduct their own coastal clean up in Tacloban

Over 700 volunteers conduct their own coastal clean up in Tacloban

The cleaning or we should say - rehabilitating of the Manila Bay has become viral.

Days after the mass clean up of the world famous Philippine landmark, news from the provinces conducting their own clean up drive has begun. News from Bataan and Bulacan that their local Department of Environment and Natural resources  (DENR) and respective local government units (LGU’s) have been doing their share in the clean up.

Tacloban City's own coastal clean up activity (photo credit to Manila Bulletin)

Every act for mother nature makes a difference, over 700 volunteers flocked to the coastal areas of Sabang and Siren districts in Tacloban city for a clean up activity spearheaded by their own LGU.

5 garbage trucks were hauled from the clean up drive which the group aims to sustain every month.

Officials from the Eastern Visayas Tourism Association has called out other businesses to participate in the clean up drive and make it part of their social responsibility.

“We can make this a regular activity for different groups whole year round rather than just one big time. We can make a schedule or calendar of activities wherein everyone who is willing to help can join,” Rhodel Ladera, Eastern Visayas Tourism Association ,Public Information Oficer said.

Bio fences were also installed in addition to the clean up along the Mangon-bangon Bridge to prevent the wastes from going directly into the sea.

Corazon, DENR 8 Coastal Management Marine Division Chief has made a call to the local barangay officials in the area to be more actively involved in the clean up invoking their responsibilities under the Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003).
“Sad to say these settlers kulang ng disiplina at walang pakialam, tapos basta lang nagtatapon ng basura. They should implement the full force of the law,” Macabenta said.

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