TACLOBAN CITY- The Philippine Ports Authority here joined the national maritime week with series of activities lined-up.
The holding of the said activity is in consonance of Proclamation 1094 issued by former President Fidel Ramos.
This year’s celebration has the theme, “Connecting ships, ports, and people”.
The week-long celebration kicked on Sunday (September 24) with a motorcade attended by various agencies followed by a mass.
Fire drills were done on the third day of the activity. Coastal clean-up, mangrove planting, feeding program and bloodletting were also held on Sept.27.
The week-long celebration ended on Friday (Sept.29) with a program held at the Leyte Park.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard ensured despite lack of its enforcers, the port area of Tacloban is secured from shipments of illegal drugs and that they are conducting maritime security patrol to prevent any entry of illegal drugs.(EMILY MONTALLANA, LNU STUDENT INTERN)