Republic of the Philippiness
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
PENRO - Marinduque
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:
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