Some 42 barangays will converge for the massive simultaneousTullahan-Tinajeros River System  clean up on March 31, 2019 in support to the Battle for  Manila Bay being spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Captains in these 42 barangays in Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela City, Malabon City and Navotas City are also set to ink memoranda of agreement with the DENR, dubbed as Kasunduan. The agreement underscores the barangays’ commitment to help improve water quality, proper management of solid wastes, including the promotion of waste reduction, reuse and recycling, partnership in community mobilization, and in information and education campaigns for water quality and solid waste management, habitat restoration, climate and disaster resiliency.

Simultaneous river, creek, estero and waterwaysclean up will be conducted by all barangays covering the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system including private sector partners and other national government agencies supporting the rehabilitation of these creeks.

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the rehabilitation of this very important river system will positively affect efforts to clean up Manila Bay.

“These creeks are key tributaries that discharge their wastes to Manila Bay. By ensuring that wastes from both Tullahan and Tinajeros Rivers, and their creeks  are addressed, we can expect significant improvement in theBay’s water quality,” Cimatu said.

Rhodina Villanueva || The Philippine Star

February 21, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has urged governors from vulnerable provinces to fully implement a government program that would help protect communities from climate-induced disasters and spare future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

“Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation, so that the next generations will have a guide,” Cimatu said last Thursday, warning of a great fallout from climate change.

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By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz | Manila Bulletin

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu urged governors from climate vulnerable provinces to fully implement a program that would help protect communities from climate-induced disasters in the future.

“Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation, so that the next generations will have a guide,” Cimatu said. 

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