Various government offices of Ormoc City joined by private group conducted their cleanup drive in coastal areas in the city on Saturday (Sept. 15).

ORMOC CITY-Different government and private agencies lead City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of this city conducted a coastal cleanup activity on Saturday (Sept. 16).

The activity, started with a short program in front of the city superdome, conducted the cleanup drive at the city’s 12 coastal barangays covering Barangay San Juan on the western part of the city up to Brgy. Macabug on its southern part.

Former Philippine Basketball superstar and now City Councilor Rey Evangelista, in an interview, said that it is important to take care of the city’s coastal areas so that we can protect our marine resources.

He said that throwing wastes anywhere should be stopped because it would pollute our water.

Evangelista added that Ormoc City should not only be known as the ‘city with beautiful people’ but as a clean city as well.

“We should take care and throw our garbage in the proper disposal area not just anywhere like in canals, not in the river because the garbage will only be returned to us,” the councilor said.

In Brgy. Naungan, the group from the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology conducted their cleanup, they were able to collect 350 kilos of garbage in its coastline.

Jail Senior Inspector Jimmy Topia said that all residents should be concerned about our environment because this would affect the city’s environment.

He is hoping that the villagers would make cleanup drive a daily activity.
The garbage collected were buried at the city’s landfill (ROBERT DEJON)