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City spearheads Magay river cleanup

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The City Government through the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) will spearhead today, Saturday, the Magay river cleanup activity as part of the continuous effort to implement the solid waste management ordinance.

Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, Public Service Officer IV of the OCENR said the campaign will be a joint effort of the OCENR, General Service Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), police authorities, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), barangays concerned and other volunteers and participating sectors.

Aside from river clean-up, the police and CSWDO will also round up rugby boys lurking the streets.

Pagotaisidro said the river clean up activity seeks to attain a lot of things among which to prevent flooding during rainy season, prevent river pollution, prevent the occurrence of diseases and ultimately –ensure the continuous and uninterrupted implementation of the solid waste management law.

The Magay river, located in barangay Zone II, spans through the city proper particularly in Magay where the public market is located. Over the years, the river has been a dumping area for garbage and sewage polluting the same.

Pagotaisidro said the city hopes to remind people particularly the residents near the Magay river about their inherent responsibility to keep the water tributary clean.

He vowed to continuously initiate clean-up strategies with the support and participation of all sectors to emphasize the need to maintain cleanliness through the proper disposal/ management of wastes. (Sheila Covarrubias/City Hall PR)




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