Filipinas emprende la limpieza de sus costas con apoyo del F-ODM


Albay LGU, CIRCA to lead coastal clean up in Tiwi

LEGAZPI CITY, August 7 (PIA) -- The Albay Centre for Initiatives and Research on Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) and Climate Change Academy for LGUs has been tasked by Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda to lead a coastal clean-up along the coastlines of three villages in Tiwi, Albay this coming August 13.

Salceda, UNISDR Senior Global Champion on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, said the move is in line with the priority policy agenda of the provincial government to demonstrate Albay in Action on Climate Change (A2C2) program.

He said clean-ups alone can't immediately solve the marine debris problem, stressing that “We need to stop it at the source, armed with indigenous knowledge about the most prevalent components of marine debris, elected officials can make informed policy decisions, and community leaders can more effectively tailor and expand recycling and other waste reduction programs.”

“Partners and Corporations can see the need for improved new technology and reduced packaging, and individuals are inspired to properly dispose of trash to keep it out of the sea,” he added.

Salceda furthered that “This will even enhance the panoramic view of the coastal areas along the shores of Barangay Joroan and neighboring villages of Sogod and Baybay, preparing the sites for the religiously spectacular marian procession of Albay patron saint, Our Lady of Salvation on the 20th in time for the fiesta of host Barangay Joroan.”

Dubbed ‘Baybaying Yaman’, the coastal cleanup is a joint undertaking by the CIRCA/CCA for LGUs with special support from partners Joint Program United Nations MDG Achievement Fund: 1656 Albay Demo, Rural Bank of Guinobatan Incorporated (RGBI), Philippine Army, Navy and Air Force, Coastguard, Philippine National Police (PNP), Maritime Police, and the municipal government of Tiwi, led by Mayor Jaime Villanueva.

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