On September 17, 2016, Saturday, the DENR Marinduque spearheaded the observance of National Clean-up Month in the 6 municipalities of the province involving more than 170 barangays. All employees of the PENRO Marinduque were deployed to assist, monitor and coordinate with the Local Government Units (LGUs) during the conduct of the said activity. This first National Clean-up comes with the tagline “Bayan Ko, Linis Ko.” themed “Partnering towards People’s Environmental Movement”.

Prior to the activity, DENR Marinduque staff and personnel were briefed on September 12, 2016 by Chief, Management Service Division Imelda M. Diaz relative to the National Clean-up which will also celebrate the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte. On September 14, 2016, despite of the short notice, the organizational meeting among national and local government agencies was held at the PENRO conference to discuss the same agenda.

Furthermore, radio plugging of the said activity were disseminated in three (3) local radio stations of the province namely RADYO Natin-Boac 105.7fm, RADYO Natin- Sta. Cruz 104.5 fm and Nutriskwela Community Radio of the municipality of Buenavista.

DENR Marinduque spearheaded National Clean-Up     

Garbage was collected by the dump truck of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the different municipalities. Trashes from in-land areas were mostly composed of plastic wrappers, cups and bags, cans, bottles, used clothes and garment. Similarly, plastic wrappers and bags were also found in the coastal areas together with styrofoams, fishing nets and lines, diapers and others.

Trash collected were properly disposed of at the nearest community and municipal dumping sites.

The said clean-up was simultaneously conducted with Mangrove Tree Planting and Coastal Clean-Up activity at Barangay Yook, Buenavista, Marinduque in celebration of the 116th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with this year’s theme “Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit para sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani at Kalikasan”.

Government agencies including DOH, LTO, DPWH, PNP, DAR, Academe and NGOs were present in the said event. Two hundred three (203) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries of the DSWD participated in the activity.  

A short program was organized by the Municipality of Buenavista headed by their Mayor Russel S. Madrigal followed by the gift giving for fifty (50) selected senior citizens of the said municipality.

Lastly, the jam-packed day ended with a good boodle fight that suits everyone’s tastes perfectly.###