Iloilo River clean-up gathers support

(Source: Iloilo City Hall PIO/RPSombero)

Various schools, business establishments, barangay residents and non-governmental organizations in this city have pledged to clean up the Iloilo River.
"We are happy that efforts to clean the river are snowballing even as we hope for continued support from everyone,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said.

The river clean-up is spearheaded by City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in cooperation with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), barangay Officials, schools and business establishments.
CENRO assistant department head Ma. Cristina Octavio said volunteers usually gather 400 kg to 700 kg of waste in designated place based on previous clean-up operations.
 “They don't just focus in cleaning the areas assigned to them, but they also conduct information dissemination to residents near the river about proper waste disposal,” she added.

The river clean-up has been scheduled from December 2013 to November 2014 as follows:

Dec. 7, 2013 – Central Philippine University (CPU), John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU)-Molo
Dec. 14 - JBLFMU (Arevalo), CPU, West Visayas State University (WVSU)
Dec. 21 - Midtown Hotel, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA)

Jan.  4, 2014 – University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV), Iloilo City National High School (ICNHS)
Jan. 11 - St. Therese, La Paz National High School
Jan. 18 - WVSU, CPU

Feb. 1 - JBLFMU (Molo), Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST)
Feb. 8 - St. Therese, Assumption Iloilo
Feb. 15 - UPV, St. Paul University Iloilo (SPUI)

Mar. 1 – Ramon Avanceña National High School (RANHS), ICNHS
Mar. 5 - St. Anne College, St. Therese
Mar. 8 – Western Institute of Technology, CPU
Mar. 9 - WVSU, WVCST

Apr. 5 - JBLFMU (Arevalo), UPV
Apr. 9 - Assumption Iloilo, SPUI

May 3 - PCGA, Philippine National Police (PNP)
May 10 - City Agriculture's Office, Panay Energy Development Corporation
May 17 - Petron/BSMP
May 24 – DENR, River Queen Hotel

June 7- Mandaue Foam, SM City
June 14 - Iloilo Midtown Hotel, Philippine Navy
June 21 – Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI), Coca-Cola Bottlers

July 5 - JD Foods, EON Centennial Hotel
July 12 - Pepsi Cola, Tibiao
July 19 - Cares Meat Shop, Hotel Del Rio
July 26 - JBLFMU (Molo)

Aug. 2 - Ateneo de Iloilo, Mandurriao National High School
Aug. 7 - UPV, ICNHS
Aug. 16 – La Paz National High School, University of San Agustin (USA)
Aug. 23 - WVSU, WVCST

Sept. 6 - RANHS, St. Anne College
Sept. 13 - SPUI, Assumption Iloilo
Sept. 20 - St. Therese (La Paz), JBLFMU (Arevalo)

Oct. 4 - USA, WVSU
Oct. 11 - Gaisano City, PNP
Oct. 18 - City Agriculturist’s Office, PCGA

Nov. 8 - PCAPI, Coca Cola Bottlers
Nov. 15 – Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, UPV
Nov. 22 - Colegio de San Jose, St. Therese (Molo)

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