Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mayor urges participation in coastal clean up

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) – Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog is enjoining every Ilonggo to join the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday.

“This is one occasion when we can all show our love for the environment, especially our oceans and seas, by ridding them of wastes and thus preserving the natural habitat of marine resources,” he said.

The mayor will be one of the speakers during the program to be held 7 a.m. at the foot of Carpenter’s Bridge in Molo district where the clean-up will start.

Together with the city government, volunteers from various schools, government offices, private groups and villages here will join the activity.

Some 46 kilometers of shoreline in 56 coastal barangays are expected to be covered by the clean-up.

A covenant signing on the protection of the marine resources will also be done during the program.

Signatories will include the city government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, councilor David Jamora, and the presidents or chairpersons of participating groups.

This is already the 9th year that the city is joining the International Coastal Clean-Up Day.

This year’s theme is “Trash-Free Seas.” (PNA)


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