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Angeles residents conduct coastal cleanup in Bataan

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By REYNALDO G. NAVALES

HUNDREDS of government employees, volunteers, students, and leaders from Barangay Balibago, Angeles City conducted over the weekend coastal cleanup in Sitio Looc in Barangay Banawang, Bagac, Bataan province.

Balibago Chairman Tony Mamac said the three-day activity on June 13 to 15 is part of their Independence Day celebration and yearly team building.

Mamac said they coordinated with the local government unit (LGU) of Bagac and his brother Raul Mamac, who is the current provincial environment officer of Bataan.

"Instead of the traditional celebration of the Independence Day, we decided to conduct a bay cleanup in the said village to contribute to the global effort of environmental protection in our own little way," the Balibago chairman said.

A few months ago, the national government initiated the Manila Bay cleanup directing all LGUs in Metro Manila and some parts of Central Luzon to participate in the campaign, according to the village leader.

"Ang pagsasagawa nito ay pakikibahagi ng Barangay Balibago sa panawagan ng ating pamahalaan na makiisa sa paglilinis ng mga dalampasigan na nakadugtong sa Manila Bay," Mamac said.

Mamac thanked his fellow public servants in Barangay Balibago and the students who supported the project.

"Laging tandaan, kung ang mga barangay ay kikilos, ang bayan ay aayos," he said.