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