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Friday, September 23, 2016

CamSur spearheads coastal clean-up celebration in Bula and Calabanga coastlines

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, Sept. 23 (PIA) ---  In unison with the entire conservationists and environmentalists in the country, the provincial government of Camarines Sur recently launched a simultaneous coastal, lake and rivers clean up in the 220 barangays in Camarines Sur Wednesday, September 21.

Governor Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte said the initiative intended to ensure a healthy aqua and marine sanctuary to all water organisms and save the ocean from being polluted and keeping it away from its eventual death. Every year, tons and tons of garbage, mostly plastic wastes are being thrown in different bodies of water by uncaring individuals.

In full support of the clean-up are officers of barangay councils, together with its residents and other organizations.

One of the highlights of the activity was the throwing of bokashi balls at Barangay Ombao, Polpog by its residents and students of Omabo Polpog Elementary and High Schools.

Bokashi balls used effective microorganisms to cleanse the river. It neutralizes harmful substances in the rivers and can contribute to restore the state of environment in the said body of water.

On the same day, the team also launched the Nipa Bio-ethanol Project in Calabanga. Representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and DENR graced the said occasion.

PhilRICE demonstrated the technology in extracting and distilling the nipa sap into bio-ethanol which is an alternative fuel source. This project will make Camarines Sur one of the pioneers in the wide-scale utilization of nipa for clean and renewable energy.

The simultaneous clean-up was spearheaded by the provincial Environment, Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO) headed by, Lucena Bermeo.

Team EDMERO was joined by volunteers from the Provincial Governors Office (PGO) EL VERDE Youth and Environmental Advocacy Officer Emman Cleodoro.

Cleanups are being institutionalized along these communities especially in Bicol River, aiding in the rehabilitation and conservation of the natural resources of the province.  (LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

 - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861474613364/camsur-spearheads-coastal-clean-up-celebration-in-bula-and-calabanga-coastlines#sthash.Ed6k4hTI.dpuf

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