Gensan caps environment month with mangrove, coastal clean-up

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 30 – A mangrove and coastal clean-up tomorrow will cap the month-long celebration of environment month here according to City Public Information Office (CPIO Chief Rombel Catolico.

He said officials and employees of the city government, national government agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders will troop to the three coastal barangays of the city – Bula, Baluan, and Buayan- to clear their coasts of trash and other debris that will detriment marine life.

Tomorrow’s environmental activity, he said, is initiated by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) under Valiente Lastimoso.

Catolico underscored the importance of convergence and empowering people to take an active role in preserving the ocean.

Last March, the provincial government of Sarangani raised the alarm as marine animals were found dead in the shores of two Sarangani towns which are adjacent to the city’s coasts.

Reports from the province’s Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) disclosed that one of the marine animals ingested plastic trash including candy wrappers, plastic cup, and a PVC pipe.

Catolico said there is a big possibility that dead marine animals will also surface on the shores of Gensan if people will continue to abuse our oceans, (with reports from CPIO-Gensan)

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