On April 21, 2018 from 6AM to 11AM, at Polytechnic University of Philippines (PUP) main campus in Manila, different organisations that includes the “American Association of the Philippines (AAP)” with Irene Donohue Sobreviñas, Ricky Sobreviñas, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, Chris Carr, Admiral Larry Dimagiba, May & Bob Thorssen, and Bayen Elerio-Tinga. The “Pasig River Clean Up” is to celebrate the Earth Day which is celebrated every year globally with different activities. Areas covered: Quiapo, Sta. Ana, Pureza and part of San Juan river tributary.
The clean up drive was initiated and led by Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary with the slogan #Taga-Ilog which means “from the river.”
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces.
In the Philippines with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), the department that is in charge to transform the river and its environs into a showcase of a new quality of urban life headed by its Executive Director Pepeton Ejercito Goitia, more activities has been done for the past years to make sure that with their initiatives, the glory of Pasig River will be back.
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