DENR undersecretaries Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna and Benny Antiporda, regional executive director Engr. Paquito T. Moreno, and Penro Laudemir Salac cut ceremonial ribbon opening the photo exhibit. Contributed photo.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through its provincial environment and natural resources office in Pampanga opened Wednesday at the SM City Pampanga a photo exhibit highlighting its efforts in rehabilitating Manila Bay.
The exhibit also serves as an information, education and communication campaign on the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program for mall-goers with the quarantine restrictions eased. The exhibit will run until Sunday, Nov. 21.
PENRO-Pampanga Laudemir Salac said that the program of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation will not slow down and will continue moving forward until the quality of the rivers of Pampanga are restored.
“Battles have their own challenges and the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the DENR has no exemption from unmanaged wastes disposal, violators and even the carelessness of people resulting in the deterioration of our river systems. Every single day we battle against waste pollution, a grueling battle that seems to be never-ending,” Salac said.
More than 19,000 sacks of wastes have been collected as of this writing and more than 130 kilometers of waterways have been cleaned from the start of 2021 to present.
Trash traps set on the rivers of Pampanga and the grubbing activities of the Manila Bay Unit also contributed to the collection of 2, 200 cubic meters of wastes.
Gracing the event were no less than DENR undersecretary for field operations and environment Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna and undersecretary for solid waste management and local government units concerns Benny Antiporda and DENR-3 regional executive director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr., who affirmed their full support to the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project of PENRO Pampanga. P-News Team