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Green Hotline launched in Bulacan
By: PPAO
Thursday, 02 September 2010
CITY OFMALOLOS - In a bid to maximize the use of mobile phones in reporting abuse and violations against environment and natural resources, Globe in partnership with the Provincial Government of Bulacan launched Green Line Protektahan ang Likas Yaman Hotline and Text Facility, Tuesday morning at Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city.

The new hotline for the environment is 0917811-WQMA (9762), which is also supported and recommended by DENR-EMB Region 3 and NCR, MMO WQMA, Blacksmith Institute and Sony Ericsson through a memorandum of agreement signed in by officials of the said organizations.

This technology is adopted to further the efforts in protecting the environment, particularly the rehabilitation of Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System.

Ma. Yolanda Crisanto, Head of Corporate Communications, Globe Telecom said that this is one way of promoting public consciousness and environment vigilance where relaying information is as easy and fast as text message.

She also lauded the initial efforts of PGB in mobilizing resources and stakeholders to protect and manage its natural resources for the benefit of the future generation.

According to Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, this step to protect the environment is a milestone in Bulacan’s endeavors to revive its rivers from dying, and to save mountains from destruction.

“Kinakailangang matigil na ang walang habas na pagsira ng ating kalikasan,” Alvarado added.

Meanwhile, DENR Usec. Demetrio Ignacio, reiterated the importance of water to life and cited “wala pong likas na maduming ilog, tayo po ang nagdudumi ng ating mga ilog, at ang pagbuo ng Water Quality Management Area ay hindi lamang para sa Bulacan kundi para sa buong bansa.”

Mr. Marlo Mendoza, Country Manager of Blacksmith Institute further suggested that in order to resolve this, sources of pollution must be stopped first.

To further promote this project, Globe officials distributed Green Line Packages consisting of Sony Ericsson cellphone, Globe sim card and tarpaulin to various Quick Response Teams from the province.

Also there to witness and support the launching were Dennis Manzano- General Manager, Sony Esicsson, Cong. Linabelle Villarica IV District, Mayor Orencio Gabriel of Obando, Mayor Bartolome Ramos of Sta Maria and other officials also attended to extend support and commitment. ###

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