ANGELES CITY -- Hundreds of students from different secondary and college schools in this city participated in a clean-up drive along the Balibago creek recently.
The project is in line with the International Coastal Clean-Up adopted by the Philippine government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Carlo Fernandez, Rotary International District 3790 Assistant District Rotaract Representative, said that the students who volunteered in cleaning the Balibago creek came from different schools in the city.
The students' group include the Rotaract Club of Kuliat, Rotaract and Interact clubs of Jocson College Incorporated; Rotaract Club of University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga (DEPP) Clark; Rotaract Club of Jose C. Feliciano College Foundation; Interact Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Systems Plus College Foundation; and Interact Club of Rafael L. Lazatin Memorial High School.
The students expressed gratitude to the Rotary International District 3790, Rotary Club of Angeles Kuliat, Department of Tourism, and officials including Balibago Chairman Tony Mamac, Father Sonny Pahed, RC Angeles Kuliat President Susan Simpao Czudai and others who supported the project.
The International Coastal Clean-Up Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September. This year, it was set on September 19.