Magay river cleanup yields 4 truckloads of trash Print
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:26

The river clean up activity initiated by the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) on Saturday morning yielded four truckloads of trash from the Magay River and Barangay Zone I area.

Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, OCENR Public Service Officer IV said the 4-hour cleanup activity also resulted to the rescue of 10 rugby sniffing children loitering the streets of the barangay. These children were turned over to the Processing Center of the City Social Welfare and Development at R.T. Lim Boulevard.

According to Pagotaisidro, the city spearheads such activities to encourage people as well as make people aware of the need to properly dispose of garbage for the good of the community and the environment.

The Magay River cleanup was the first of a series of campaigns that will be launched by the OCENR in partnership with other agencies as part of the intensified campaign to implement the Solid Waste Management program based on Ordinance 2016-176, otherwise known as the Integrated Solid Waste Management System of Zamboanga.

Pagotaisidro said the river cleanup drive will be done once a month in the different barangays.

The Saturday Magay river cleanup was done in collaboration with the City Engineer’s Office (CEO), General Services Office (GSO), CSWDO, Zamboanga City Police Office-COMPAC (City Hall Police Action Center) and Barangay Zone I.

The continuous cleanup drive spearheaded by the OCENR through the newly-created Sub-Task Force Basura is in line with the overall theme “Beat Plastic Pollution, If You Can’t Re-Use it, Refuse it!”

Meanwhile, Pagotaisidro said the sub-task force basura convene anew on Friday, 9am at the PIO press briefing room to plan out succeeding campaigns to include night shift garbage collection and disposal, cleanup activity at the Sta. Cruz Island, 2nd Basura Run event and other related matters. (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)