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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Lanao del Sur police campaigns for zero plastic bags, styro

by Apipa P. Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 18 (PIA) --- As its modest contribution to help the country fight global warming, the Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office (LSPPO) has jumpstarted a campaign against the use of plastic bags and styrofoam materials.

The campaign dubbed “Zero Plastic Bags and Styrofoam for LSPPO” prohibits the use of plastic bags and styrofoam inside the LSPPO headquarters and in the 39 municipal police stations in the province.

Police Senior Superintendent Romeo Magsalos, LSPPO Director, said the campaign was launched last week to raise the level of consciousness and awareness among LSPPO personnel on the adverse impact of the continued use of plastic bags and styrofoam to the environment.

He said the campaign is encouraging all LSPPO personnel to become green advocates and be part in saving the environment by reducing their use of plastic bags and styrofoam.

The job of the police is not only to protect the people but also the environment, he cited.

As part of the campaign, the LSPPO is also including plastic bags and styrofoam to its Public Enemy list making plastic bags and styrofoam as the Public Enemy No. 1, he further said.

Magsalos is hoping that other police stations in the country would also replicate this campaign.

He also expressed hope that LSPPO personnel, as heads of their own families, can influence their respective families to refrain from using plastic bags in their home and not to buy things packed in a plastic.

They can rather buy those that use recycled paper or those with minimal packaging, he said.

Magsalos said those caught not cooperating with the campaign shall be penalized with fatigue duties such as 20 push-ups and running around the oval. (PIA-10)

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