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Anti-nuke, youth groups plant mangroves

Groups unite for coastal cleanup. Contributed photo

LIMAY, Bataan — An anti-nuke organization and a youth group launched the third and last in their series of mangrove-planting and coastal cleanup activities in Barangay Alangan here Saturday. 

Members of the Nuclear-Free Bataan Movement (NFBM) and Young Bataeños for Environmental Advocacy Network (YoungBEAN) were among 150 participants with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and Concentrix company workers in the planting.

NFBM coordinator Derek Cabe said the activity was part of their observance of Global Earth Month. “Let us plant more mangroves and not resort to coal and nuclear power plants.” 

Fuel storage tanks backdrop mangrove planting event. Contributed photo

She said they have so far planted 1,500 propagules.

“Mangroves are important in sustaining life and health of our oceans. Dito nagta-thrive at nangingitlog ang mga isda at nakakapagparami kaya dapat na i-preserve ang mga mangroves atin,” said Edlyn Rosales of the Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Mangingisda-Bataan.

The event ended with the awarding of certificates to partner groups such as Concentrix employees, BSP–Bataan and Barangay Council of Alangan. 


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