City gov’t, LBC spearhead coastal clean-up PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:57

The City Government and the LBC Foundation on Saturday spearheaded a clean-up drive along the coasts of Paseo del Mar as a way of helping protect and preserve the environment.

Held in cooperation with the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) and JCI Zamboanga, the clean-up drive was a side event to Ronda Pilipinas 2013, a nationwide cycling event, which kicked off immediately after the drive.

The city government’s participation was reinforced by personnel from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (OCENR) headed by Engr. Rey Gonzales and the City Tourism Division under the Office of the Mayor.

Students from the ZSCMST and employees from LBC Express, Inc.-Zamboanga took turns in picking up pieces of trash and other debris along the Paseo coasts as a way of helping preserve the environment.

LBC Foundation representative Nena Woodridge said the event is one of the corporate responsibilities of the foundation and is conducted in different areas of the country.

Zamboanga City was chosen by LBC Express as the kick off point of Ronda Pilipinas 2013 and as an added attraction, the foundation held the community outreach activity in cooperation with the city government and the other agencies.

The 21-day cycling event which started Saturday, January 12, covers 2,200 kilometers of 32 cities and towns in Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas starting at Paseo del Mar and ending in Baguio City on February 1.

From Paseo del Mar, the cyclists toured all the way to Ipil passing through the Maria Clara Lobregat highway and on to Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Cebu City and then to Luzon with Baguio City as the culminating point.

Almost P8 million in cash prizes await the winners for both individual and team categories. — Sheila Covarrubias