MALABON City, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region through Regional Director Atty. Michael Drake P. Matias with Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division OIC Chief, Engr. Jean Borromeo, Ambient Section Chief, Engr. Marivic Quides, Solid Waste Management Section OIC Chief, Ms. Shealy Reginio, Ambient Water Monitoring Unit Head, Jennilyn Vicente, and selected Ambient Water Unit personnel, joined the Ocular Inspection of the Automatic Trash Rake (ATR) Project under the Malabon-Navotas-Tullahan-Tinajeros River System WQMA on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Letre-Tugatog Creek, Malabon City.

The inspection was also participated by the MEOs officials – North MEO Director, Engr. Nolan B. Francisco, West MEO Office in Charge, Ms. Rodelina De Villa, and East MEO Director Virgilio Edralin L. Licuan.

The project was funded by DENR EMB-NCR and constructed under The Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) led by Engr. Rodnel O. Tamayo, Division Chief of DOST-MIRDC. The mechanized trash rake was designed to de-clog rivers/creeks and improve the operation of flood control facility, it also helps the collection of garbage in waterways faster and easier before the water goes to major creeks leading to Manila Bay.

The said activity is in line with the continuous implementation of the Republic Act No. 9275 or Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 and supports the ongoing Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

Upper left: Engr. Rodnel O. Tamayo, Division Chief of MIRDC DOST with Atty. Matias discussing the ATR process.
Upper right: from left- Engr. Nolan B. Francisco, Ms. Rodelina De Villa, Eng. Rex Bingabin, Project Engr/Contructor in ATR, Engr. Tamayo, and Atty. Matias discussing for the sustainability of the operation.
Lower left: MEOs officials and Atty. Matias suggesting a possible meeting regarding the ATR Project.
Lower right: ATR Machine with a collected trash from the creek.
Upper left: Estero Rangers cleaning at Letre-Tugatog Creek.
Upper right: Estero Rangers transferring the trash from ATR to the garbage truck.
Lower left: Atty. Matias observing the ongoing ATR Machine operation.
Lower right: Sir Glen Gustilo from DENR NCR together with Atty. Matias and Engr. Borromeo.