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PIA Press Release
2009/06/10

GOs, NGOs join hands in shoreline clean-up drive

By Marivic A. Alcober

Tacloban City (10 June) -- Relative to the celebration of the 111th Independence Day, a multi-sector clean-up drive started at 6:00 a.m. today along he shorelines of identified areas in Tacloban and this was participated in by the different government entities, non-government organizations, and local government units.

The different groups, who were identified through the color of their shirts, carried with them different paraphernalia in getting rid of the wastes scattered along the shorelines.

It was learned from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), who is the over-all chairman of the clean-up drive activity, that all the garbage and debris along the shorelines, the surface of the waters and even under will all be taken out.

Garbage trucks were assigned in the different clean-up areas for the volunteers to dump the trash they have collected.

To name a few, some of the shorelines covered in the clean-up drive are inside the port area of Tacloban to the coastal part of Children’s Park; outside the gate of PPA in front of Gran Hotel up to Mcdo Restaurant and the back of the Tacloban Supermarket.

The coastal area of Magsaysay Boulevard was also included, coastal part of Magallanes to Sagkahan, White Beach, San Jose Airport, Paseo de Legaspi including the bridge up to the coastal area of Anibong School, Rawis, Diit to Tagpuro, Old Kawayan, and San Juanico Strait.

According to PPA, aside from the government agencies who participated in the activity, some private entities who also gave their share were the Leyte Park Resort; Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.; CAAP; TOG Phil. Air; Pilipinas Shell; Chevron; Tacloban Harbor Pilots Association; a number of shipping lines; and lastly the Golden Dragon International Terminals, Inc.

Relatvie to the aforementioned activities, PPA hopes that this will serve as a starting point in which the people will already be conscious of maintaining a clean and healthy environment. (PIA8/maa) [top]

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