Cleaning up Dahican coastline-A A +A
Monday, October 15, 2012
AROUND participants from the Davao Oriental Provincial Employees, the Army's 701st Infantry Brigade with its OpCon units -- Bravo Company of the 72nd Infantry Battalion, 4CIC Civil Military Operations Battalion of the 0th Infantry Division, along with the Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office and Philippine Coastguard, joined the International Coastal Clean-up Day held along the coastline of Dahican, Mati City.
The activity was formally opened by Provincial Governor Corazon N., Malanyaon at Amihan sa Dahican, Mati City on October 05, 6:30 a.m.
The volunteers immediately proceeded to their assigned sectors for clean-up to cover a total coastal length of 1,560 meter of the Dahican Beach from Amihan area going northeast, towards Bitan-agan river mouth.
Environmental Management specialist Dolores Valdesco oriented each team to segregate their collected trashes/solid wastes in their assigned area and record all types of solid wastes in the provided International cleanup data card.
Valdesco said the collected agricultural wastes, being biodegradable, shall be scattered in the agricultural area along the shoreline to decompose as compost. The collected non-biodegradable wastes shall be segregated further as residual wastes or recyclable wastes and both wastes shall be bagged according to type.
"As part of our mandate in protection and preservation of the environment, the military will continue to support the Government Units and Agencies for the same cause, along with the other People’s Organization. This is a periodic interagency activity that portrays the Bayanihan Spirit," said Colonel Rey Leonardo Guerrero, chief of the Army's 701st Infantry Brigade.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 15, 2012.