Taguig launches clean-up drive for esteros, waterways


Taguig City government will launch on Monday, April 29 a two-day clean-up drive for esteros and waterways in several parts of the city.

Mayor Lani Cayetano said this project is regularly being conducted to rid Taguig communities of accumulated garbage that not only clogs up the drainage system but also endangers the health of the citizens as well.

“This is also aimed at beautifying our surroundings while preserving the health and well-being of Taguigenos. The accumulated garbage in some of our waterways is an eyesore, and it hampers our flood-mitigating efforts,” said Mayor Lani.

The clean-up drive is entitled “Linis-Ilog Project” and will be lead by Taguig City’s Lake and River Management Office (LRMO) in cooperation with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

According to Elmer Cipriano, officer-in-charge of LRMO, other departments within the Taguig City government were also tapped to aid in the clean-up drive such as the Traffic Management Office, Solid Waste Management Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, General Services Office, City Health Office, Rescue and Engineering Offices and the Local Utility Office.

“More than 250 people will be participating in this project, which is aimed at cleaning up tons of garbage accumulated in our waterways,” Cipriano said.

The efforts will be concentrated in cleaning up the 3-kilometer long Conga Creek, which encompasses Barangays New Lower Bicutan and Hagonoy.

Cipriano said the two-day drive will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“We will also be distributing brochures to the community on the proper disposal of wastes as well as informing them of the adverse effects to their health of having unsanitary surroundings,” he added.

Apart from this, Cipriano said they would also be de-clogging the waterways that lead to the creek as an anti-flood effort.

 

FILIPINO VERSION:

Ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig ay magsasagawa ng dalawang araw na paglilinis ng mga kanal at estero sa ilang bahagi ng lungsod na magsisimula sa darating na Lunes (Abril 29).

Ayon kay Mayor Lani Cayetano, ang proyektong ito ay regular na ginagawa ng pamahalaang lungsod bilang serbisyo sa iba’t ibang komunidad sa Taguig hindi lamang upang matanggal ang mga bara sa mga daluyan ng tubig kundi upang mapangalagaan ang kalusugan ng mga tao.

“Ito’y makakatulong rin sa pagpapaganda ng komunidad at malalayo pa sa sakit ang mga Tagugigenos. Ang mga basurang nakakabara sa kanal at estero ay sanhi ng pagbaha sa ating lugar,” saad ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Ang clean-up drive ay tinawag na “Linis Ilog Project” sa pangunguna ng Lake and River Management Office (LRMO)  at sa kooperasyon din ng Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) at ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Ayon kay Elmer Cipriano officer-in-charge ng LRMO na kasama din sa proyektong Linis Ilog ay ang iba’t ibang departamento ng lokal na pamahalaan katulad ng Traffic Management Office, Solid Waste Management Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, General Services Office, City Health Office, Rescue and Engineering Offices at ang Local Utility Office.

‘Lagpas sa 250 na katao ang magbibigay ng kanilang serbisyo na ang layunin ay malinis ang mga tone-toneladang basura sa daluyan ng tubig,” sabi ni Cipriano.

Ang paglilinis ay sesentro sa tatlong kilometrong haba ng Conga Creek na sakop ng mga Barangay New Lower Bicutan at Hagonoy.

Saad pa ni Cipriano ang dalawang araw na paglilinis ay mangyayari sa araw ng Lunes at Martes simula 6 ng umaga hanggang 5:30 ng hapon.

“Mamahagi din tayo ng brochures o babasahin sa mga residente kung papaano ang tamang disposal ng kanilang basura maging pagbigay ng impormasyon kung ano ang epekto nito sa kanilang kalusugan kung hindi natin lilinisin ang ating kapaligiran,” dagdag ni Cipriano.

Pinaliwanag din niya na tatanggalin din ang mga basura sa creek o estero na nagpapabara sa daluyan ng tubig upang hindi na bumaha.


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