ORMOC CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) led by District Engineer Allan D. Eway conducted the Annual International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) on November 25, Friday. Said event is observed from September 1 until December 31, 2022.

Leyte 4th DEO selected Anilao River in Ormoc City, as rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution and are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean. In addition, it is surrounded with neighborhood and establishments, thus, it is important to keep the riverbank free of unsightly debris, tall grass and trash.

This activity is in line with public and private sectors campaign to administer activities and raise awareness on the extent of the marine debris problem. Further, such activities will promote people around the world to clean up waterways in their community, thus, keeping the environment and oceans healthy. (PR)