Bacolodnons Join Coastal Clean-up
Some 3,000 residents of Bacolod City coming from different walks of life converged in Barangays Punta Taytay and Sum-ag Satuday, in observance of the 27th International Coastal Clean-up mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 470 issued on 15 September 2003.
Reserved Commodore Elizabeth Orola-Salabas, head of the Community Relations of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxilliary and also the Chairman of the Board of VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. (VMAGCTCI), coordinated the coastal clean-up of Bacolod.
Salabas said, the clean up is not just a response to marine debris issue but also an effort committing different sectors to continuously participate in the rehabilitation of oceans, seas and waterways.
The City Environment and Resources Office (CENRO), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bacolod City Water (BACIWA), the Association of Colleges and Universities of Negros Occidental (ACUNO), several non-governmental organizations, the Barangay Councils of Punta-Taytay and Sum-ag, and the VMAGCTCI contributed volunteers that collected more than 200 sacks of wastes and debris. The students, faculty, staff and administrators of (VMAGCTCI) have been a strong partner of society in clean up of the shorelines of Punta Taytay and the river of Sum-ag.*