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Tanauan joins observance of World Cleanup Day

Tacloban City (September 15) -- Once again, the Municipality of Tanauan, Leyte joined millions of people around the world in the annual observance of the International Coastal Clean up early morning of Saturday, September 15, 2007, along the shorelines of Barangays Sta. Cruz, Magay, San Roque, Sto. Niņo, Cabuynan and Bislig.

According to Mayor Tiu, the officials and employees of the local government of Tanauan has always spearheaded the coastal clean up, annually, every September with the active support and participation of the Philippine National Police Tanauan Station, Bureau of Fire Protection Tanauan, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Tanauan, Department of Interior and Local Government, Non Government Organizations, the teachers and students in both the public and private schools in Tanauan, the barangay officials and constituents and other volunteers.

This year, there is an observable increase in the number of volunteers the Coastal Clean Up which has already been institutionalized in the municipality, Mayor Tiu informed.

The beach cleaners noted that there is a big improvement in the cleanliness of the shorelines every year. Even the Barangay Officials in the area cannot help but also notice the big difference and the beauty of their coastlines now.

Mayor Tiu said that the residents of the coastal barangays have been made aware of the need to clean up their surroundings, not only to preserve and protect the environment and the health of the people but especially now that skimboarding enthusiasts who frequents the beaches of Tanauan not only on weekends but everyday, are steadily increasing in number.

Beach goers from other towns also frequent the coastal barangays of the town to enjoy the clean waters in the area. Resort owners in the area who also noticed an increase in their revenues, also help in educating the beachgoers to observe cleanliness especially along the beach.

Mayor Tiu said he has always advocated the joining of the municipality in the International Coastal Clean Up because it is a very good way in inculcating the spirit of volunteerism, unity and cooperation among the town people.

This is aside from the fact that it also educates the people the value of cleanliness and environmental protection, he added. (PIA 8) [top]

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