December 7, 2022

The city council encouraged residents, non-government organizations, and the academe to take part in the National Cleanup Month in September and the World Cleanup Day on Sept. 18 to sustain the gains of the city government’s cleanliness campaign.
In a resolution, the council said by participating in the cleanup initiatives, the residents can help prevent the pollution of coastal waters and other major river systems in the city and in the country.
The council said massive cleanup activities dubbed, “Bayan Ko, Linis Ko” will be held all over the country for the National Cleanup Day organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with local government units, NGOs, academe, and the private sector.
The National Cleanup Day will coincide with the annual International Coastal Cleanup weekend in September.
International coastal cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for ocean’s health where people around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways, and dive sites to remove trash and record information on the debris collected.
 Results of the activity will aid in better waste management policies or plans, product packaging, designs, and in stirring environmental consciousness among the people.
The World Cleanup Day on Sept. 18 will unite more than 20 million people in 180 countries to rid the planet of trash, thus, cleaning up litter and waste from beaches, rivers, forests and streets.         
Presidential Proclamation 470 declared the third Saturday of September of each year as the International Coastal Cleanup Day in observance of the Global Coastal Cleanup celebration. – PIO release