By Bohol Island News Staff / 03:39 PM September 21, 2019
Hundreds of Boholanos participated in a massive cleanup on Panglao Island and other areas in Bohol on Saturday, Sept. 21, as the country joined the International Coastal Cleanup Day, a global drive to protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
The Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Bohol Provincial Police Office shared photos of the cleanup drive in Panglao, Ubay and Inabanga, spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Volunteers of Plastic Free Bohol movement in partnership with the Bellevue Resort also conducted a beach and underwater cleanup.
Bohol Eco Warriors organization also joined the activity. Volunteers were able to collect 203 sacks of trash.
Capitol employees also picked up wastes at coastal area of Dauis.
“The clean persons are not the ones who run away from dirt but those that take the time and effort to tidy up a dirty environment,” provincial board member Aldner Damalerio who joined Saturday’s event said in his Facebook post.
Coastal clean-up in Dauis. Photo: PMFC BPPO
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas together with other government services and local government units all over the four (4) Coast Guard Stations in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol conducted simultaneous Coastal clean-up with their respective areas.
Provincial board member Aldner Damalerio joins today’s coastal clean-up. Photo from A. Damalerio Facebook.
The said activity encompassed one of the core function of PCG which is Marine environmental protection.
With the Intensified Community Awareness, Response and Enforcement (iCARE Campaign Plan 2019), PCG 7 will continue to involve the public in taking care and maintaining a safe, secure and clean marine environment.
The ICC is the largest volunteer effort to preserve the ocean’s health. People around the world must help in removing trash and record information on the collected waste on resorts, beaches, coasts and waterways.