METRO MANILA, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region through selected personnel from Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division (EMED) – Ambient Water Unit (AWU) and Solid Waste Management Section (SWMS) conducted simultaneous Clean-Up Drive Activities on Seven (7) waterbodies under the Adopt-An-Estero/Waterbody Program on March 19 and 26, 2022, in celebration of the World Water Day.

The simultaneous activity was participated by the Task Force on Solid Waste Management-Riverways Cleaning Operations Group (TFSWM-ROCG), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Flood Control, Solid Waste Management Office, and Metro Parkway Clearing Group (MPCG), Department of Public Works and Highways-Metro Manila 1st District Engineering Office (DPWH-MMDEO), North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) Dagat-Dagatan LGU, City Environment & Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Navotas, City Environment and Management Department (CEMD) Mandaluyong, and representatives from Department of Health (DOH).

The seven (7) waterbodies/creeks that were cleaned up­ are Makati Diversion Channel, Portion of Manila Bay at the back of Gloria Maris Restaurant, Navotas Marine Tree Park, and Portion of San Juan River at People’s Park on March 19, and Spine Creek, Maytunas Creek, and Conga Creek on March 26, 2022.

The said activity is in compliance with the R.A 9275, or the “Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004” and Administrative Order No. 16 series of 2019, or “Expediting the Rehabilitation and Restoration of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of the Manila Bay and Creating the Manila Bay Task Force.”

 

Upper left: CENRO Navotas volunteers cleaning the portion of Navotas Tamza Marine Tree Park
Upper right:EMB-NCR Ambient Monitoring Section Chief, Engr. Marivic S. Quides helping in the clean-up with MMDA volunteer
Lower left: EMB-NCR ENMO Coleen De Jesus helping in the clean-up with MMDA volunteer
Upper right:DPWH volunteers cleaning the shore of Navotas Tanza Marine Tree Park
Upper: MMDA volunteers participating in the clean-up drive activity
Lower left: CENRO Navotas volunteers
Upper right: Navotas Tanza Marine Tree Park’s shore after clean-up
Upper left: from left- Engr. Jean Borromeo, Environmental Monitoring & Enforcement Division Chief, Ms. Josephine Q. Natividad, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Ms. Catherine M. Cayabyab, Environmental Management Specialist (EMS) II, and Engr. Marivic Quides, Ambient Monitoring Section Chief.
Upper right: DPWH Personnel participating in the activity.
Lower left: Ms. Cayabyab helping in the clean-up.
Upper right: MMDA Personnel participating in the clean-up.
Upper left: DPWH personnel removing the remaining waste in the Spine creek.
Upper right: DPWH Street sweepers collecting the waste from the creek.
Lower left: Spine Creek during the clean-up.
Upper right: selected EMB NCR personnel together with the volunteers who participated in the clean-up