Lapu spearheads coastal cleanup
The Lapu-Lapu City government spearheaded a coastal and underwater cleanup on Monday morning along the seawaters of Crimson Resort and Hotel in barangay Mactan in celebration of the Earth Day and as part of the Kadaugan sa Mactan activities.
Sacks of garbage such as plastics, tin cans, bottles and fishnets were taken by the police and volunteer scuba divers.
James Montenegro, the resort’s general manager, were thankful for the project, saying “We are looking forward to partnering again with the city and other volunteers for a similar but much bigger activity.”
On Sept. 15, the resort will again host a coastal and underwater cleanup.
Mayor Paz Radaza, who was the guest speaker, also expressed gratitude to the resort’s management for working with the city for maintaining the cleanliness of seawaters.
“Cleaning the seawaters is a challenge. Maintaing cleanliness should only be done on certain during occasions such as Earth Day,” she said.
Radaza also thanked the Task Force Kalikasan headed by SPO1 Jomar Ybañez for being active in the apprehension of illegal fishermen.
Andy Berame, coordinator of Task Force Kalikasan, underscored the need to clean the city’s coastal areas and underwater. He said there are ten rivers in Cebu and these would have caused filthiness and brought garbage to the island.
Each scuba diver who participated in the cleanup activity was given a certificate by Crimson resort. /CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
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