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Month-long Manila Bay clean-up: MMDA nets over 113 metric tons of garbage

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 03:22 PM December 21, 2018
Month-long Manila Bay clean-up: MMDA nets over 113 metric tons of garbage

SPLASH OF TRASH. In this July 16, 2018 photo, Department of Public Service (DPS) personnel sweep garbage washed ashore by the waves of Manila Bay on Roxas Boulevard. PHOTO BY EARVIN PERIAS

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has collected more than 113 metric tons of garbage from the 1.9 kilometer stretch of Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard in Manila during its month long clean-up drive.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim on Friday said the tons of solid wastes were picked up from November 3-December 3 as part of the agency’s 43rd anniversary celebration. The 1.9-kilometer stretch covers the location of US Embassy in Manila up to Manila Yacht Club.

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In carrying out the clean-up drive, the MMDA aims to step up efforts to elevate awareness on environmental conservation.

“Ngayon, hindi na gaano kadami ‘yung solid waste dito,” Lim said in a press conference.

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“Ang arrangement nalang natin with the local government of Manila ay magtalaga sila ng 30 na personnel na araw-araw ay nakatutok para bantayan, para ma-maintain itong kalinisan ng buong stretch na ito,” he added.

With the success of the clean-up drive, Lim said MMDA is eyeing to carry out similar campaign in some areas of Pasay and Parañaque. /kga

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