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PPC celebrates Earth Day with ‘Save the Bays’ event and launch of ‘Plastikalikasan’

Puerto Princesa City will host the eighth episode of the “Save the Puerto Princesa Bays” series on Monday, April 22, in line with the global celebration of Earth Day 2024.

This underlines the city government’s continued commitment to raising environmental awareness and promoting conservation efforts.

The City Information Office (CIO) said this year’s event will include the launch of the “Plastikalikasan” initiative under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The program will take place at Purok Seaside II, Barangay Bagong Sikat, marking the third time the venue has been chosen for this important event.

Mayor Lucilo Rodriguez Bayron, the original proponent of the “Save the Puerto Princesa Bays” project will spearhead the day’s activities, together with key figures from the DENR-MIMAROPA office, including Joe Amil Salino, Environmental Regional Director Management Bureau (EMB). ; Felix Mirasol Jr., regional executive director; and Felizardo Gacad Jr., regional director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

The CIO said attendees can look forward to a variety of activities aimed at preserving the coastal environment, such as coastal cleanups, mud ball throwing and the Scoop Basura version 2.0 initiative, which will be exclusively open to residents of Barangay Bagong Sikat.

It added that the event showcases the community’s commitment to protecting the environment and encourages everyone to work together to conserve their natural resources.