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Monday, May 20, 2019
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Pangan: Mabalacat's contribution to Manila Bay cleanup

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MASSIVE EFFORTS are being expended by the Mabalacat City government headed by Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo, in compliance to the Supreme Court's and national government's directive regarding the Manila Bay cleanup.

On the forefront and doing a yeoman's job is the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Secretary Roy Cimatu.

Already, several establishments found to be “dirtying” the Bay have been identified, censured and given the cease-and-desist orders. They have been ordered to shape up or else face closure.

The city government of Mabalacat has embarked on identifying rivers and tributaries pour into the Manila Bay and revive them, if need be, and ensure their fitness (and cleanliness) to drain into the Bay.

It is a concerted effort in order to make sure that all efforts to clean up the Manila Bay are calculated to arrive at inclusive results.

The city government is in close coordination with the DENR to carry out its task effectively and satisfactorily.

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On a related matter, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources office, through its OIC Laudemir S. Salac, in a letter dated November 21, 2018 and addressed to Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo and Tabun Barangay Captain Jerry P. Magsino, regarding the revival of the old riverbed known as Parua River which has been affected by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991.

The said riverbed is a government property originally intended to be a relocation site by then Mayor Boking Morales, but the project was suspended by then DENR Secretary Ramon Paje.

The dry riverbed has since been occupied by informal settlers and some scheming individuals made quick money by selling the lots to gullible individuals. The scheme has been uncovered and the city government is now running after these scammers.

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March has been designated the International Women’s Day, aside from being observed as Fire Prevention Month.

In the city government of Mabalacat, women employees have been treated to beauty care activities including providing them free manicure pedicure, foot spa, etc.

It is one way of recognizing their worth as effective agents of change and pampering them with beauty treatments is an appropriate way of recognizing the women.


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