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Execs slate rehab program for Daet River

by RB Manlangit

Daet, Camarines Norte (16 October) -- This municipality has slated the Protection and Rehabilitation Outreach Program for Daet River (PRO Daet River) on Saturday (October 17) with the conduct of a massive cleaning and rehabilitation of the water channel and surrounding areas.

Daet Mayor Tito Sarte Sarion, PRO Daet River chair, said that the municipal government here will spearhead the clean up along Daet River tapping all sectors of the community including barangays along the river as well as NGOs, POs and volunteer groups.

Sarion added the outreach program also include radio advocacy, billboard revolution awareness campaign by utilizing PRO Daet River logo among different organizations' promotional drives

He said that the local government will ensure the consistent garbage collection along Daet River and will initiate the tree planting activities with the assistance of the concerned national government agencies.

On October 2, Sarion had issued Executive Order No. 19-2009 declaring October 17 as PRO Daet River Day, creating the different working committees and appropriating funds for the program thereafter.

The municipal government is very much concerned about the worsening problem on carrying out the solid waste management program in the country, in addressing or mitigating the effects of climate-change, in addition to the man made destruction of the environment.

An advocacy group, dubbed"Tamang Sanitasyon para sa Kalikasan at Kaunlaran", will also plan out and carry out activities to ensure the preservation of the Daet River and biodiversity in the area.

The group is composed of Maor Sarion as chair, Dr. Wenifrede T. Oņate of CNSC, vice chair, Elpidio Z. Orata of DENR-PENRO forester, and Santiago A. Mella Jr., Ecological Solid Waste Management officer as over-all coordinators, the various government line agencies and private sectors will serve as members. (PIA CamNorte) [top]

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