Tabak division to turn-over plastics to ‘Eat Bulaga’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:36

By Gideon C. Corgue


PAGADIAN CITY – A five feet tall of eight customized “maong” bags containing empty bottles and containers will be turned-over by the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army to GMA7’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga” on March 3 at Broadway Centrum, Quezon City.

Lt. Col. Audie Mongao, commander of the 1st Civil Military Operations (1CMO) battalion told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) that Tabak commander BGen. Gerardo Barrientos Jr. would lead the turnover of said items to the general manager of “Eat Bulaga.”

Mongao said the bags, which were transported by the 1CMO personnel on Sunday via Philippine Air Force’s C-130 plane at Pagadian City airport, were collected by the 1st Infantry Division from 104th Infantry Brigade in Basilan province and Task Force Zamboanga in Zamboanga City respectively.

This project dubbed “Plastic ng Tabak Para Kay Juan” was initiated by the 1CMO in support of the AFP’s environmental protection program.

“The Tabak division is helping environment by collecting empty plastic bottles and containers which are considered non-biogradable and therefore hazardous to the environment if not recycled,” Mongao explained.

“We instill in the heart and mind of every military and civilian personnel the importance of waste segregation and recycling as a way of showing our love and care for the environment in the light of climate change and global warming problems,” he added.

Mongao said the bags containing 80 kilos of empty plastic bottles were a result of the 60-day collection effort by the troopers since Dec. 17, 2014.

“This is the first batch of plastic bottles to be shipped out and more bags of plastics will be collected from other three brigades,” he added.

“Slowly, we involve other units like the 102nd Brigade in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay , 103rd Brigade in Campo Ranaw, Marawi City, and the Mechanized Infantry (Kalasag) Battalion in Iligan City to make this project successful,” stressed Mongao.

He further revealed that the “Eat Bulaga” management had allocated 25 seats for the delegation during the show as gesture of gratitude for the support extended by the Tabak division to Eat Bulaga’s project: “Plastic Para Kay Juan.”  — FPG/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur