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Bulacan sends 100 river marshals for Sagip Ilog project
Thursday, 05 May 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS – Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado will lead the oath taking of more than 100 river patrollers during the launching of the “Sagip Ilog” project tomorrow, 6 a.m at Barangay Saog, Marilao.

Together with the WQMA Governing Board, police officers from the municipalities of Marilao, Meycauayan, Obando, San Jose del Monte, Valenzuela and Caloocan will join hand-in-hand in enforcing the law and consequently erasing the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) in the list of one of the dirtiest rivers in the world.

Moreover, there will be a series of river clean up drive which aims to bring back the magnificence and cleanliness of the rivers in accordance to RA 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act and RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

In line with this, Gov. Alvarado encourage all Bulakenyos to be aware and concern to the rivers and the entire environment as well.

“These marshals will serve as the eyes of the government in protecting the rivers. We need to do our share in the preservation of our nature in order to avoid the backlash of nature. We only have one earth. So we should protect it, before it’s too late,” said the governor.

Also part of the launching is the signing of commitment involving the Provincial Government of Bulacan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Board (EMB), Civil Society Organizations (CSO) like Blacksmith, Sagip Sierra Madre Movement and Police Hotline Incorporated. ###

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