PENRO Marinduque will spearhead massive river clean-up in Boac, Marinduque

Boac, Marinduque–The DENR PENRO Marinduque will lead the simultaneous river clean-up in Boac, River on March 22, 2019, urging all local government units, other National Agencies, Civil Society Organizations and private individuals to do the same in their respective river systems in support to the government’s call for sustainable management of water for all. Meaning, “leaving no one behind”.

“We have identified 26 priority barangays along the Boac River that need to be closely handled by the DENR along with our partners,”Marinduque PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz said.

Among the 26 identified barangays are as follows:

  1. Barangay Hinapulan, Boac, Marinduque

  2. Barangay Boi, Boac, Marinduque

  3. Barangay Canat, Boac, Marinduque

  4. Barangay Binunga, Boac, Marinduque

  5. Barangay Ogbac, Boac, Marinduque

  6. Barangay Mainit, Boac, Marinduque

  7. Barangay Bantay, Boac, Marinduque

  8. Barangay Balagasan, Boac, Marinduque

  9. Barangay Puyog, Boac, Marinduque

  10. Barangay Balimbing, Boac, Marinduque

  11. Barangay Bamban, Boac, Marinduque

  12. Barangay Boton, Boac, Marinduque

  13. Barangay Sawi, Boac, Marinduque

  14. Barangay Daig, Boac, Marinduque

  15. Barangay Tumapon, Boac, Marinduque

  16. Barangay Poctoy, Boac, Marinduque

  17. Barangay Tampus, Boac, Marinduque

  18. Barangay Daypay, Boac, Marinduque

  19. Barangay Poblacion, Boac, Marinduque

  20. Barangay Murallon, Boac, Marinduque

  21. Barangay Tabi, Boac, Marinduque

  22. Barangay Santol, Boac, Marinduque

  23. Barangay Lupac, Boac, Marinduque

  24. Barangay Tabigue, Boac, Marinduque

  25. Barangay Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque

  26. Barangay Laylay, Boac, Marinduque

Diaz encouraged the active participation of all stakeholders in cleaning up rivers and waterways particularly in built-up areas.

“We urge concerned local government units, organizations and industries to support our campaign towards promoting environmental protection and water sustainability for the benefit of all,” she added.

Diaz said they are discouraging volunteer participants to use single-use surgical gloves, black garbage bags and other clean-up materials that turn to be additional trash after each event. She however suggests that volunteers must bring their own tumblers and wear appropriate personal protection: boots or shoes, gloves, hats or caps for sun protection and, tongs and used sacks as trash container.

The said clean-up drive along the 27-km Boac River which covers 26 barangays will commence at 6:00 in the morning while a short program will follow at 8:00 AM at the Morion Plaza, Boac, Marinduque. For more and information or to volunteer, please contact Ms. Mary Grace P. Maniquiz at 0917-869-1014 or Ms. Ellen M. Parañaque 0999-526-8218