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PENRO Siquijor: In a resounding display of unity and environmental stewardship, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Siquijor, along with a host of dedicated partners, orchestrated a successful river and coastal clean-up on September 16, 2023. This event, carried out in commemoration of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC), aimed to champion the preservation of coastal and riverine ecosystems while fostering awareness of environmental conservation and sustainable fisheries.
The day commenced with a solemn Morning Prayer led by EMS-II Rowena D. Magpiong, setting a tone of mindfulness and reverence for the natural world. OIC, MSD Morley P. Baguio delivered an inspiring opening message, highlighting the significance of the day's mission. Chief, CDS Kent Durangparang provided a comprehensive orientation on ICC, underlining its global importance.
EMS-I Cristy Ann N. Ricaborda played a crucial role by instructing participants on proper waste segregation and the meticulous recording and documentation required for the day's activities.
With the morning's guidance and motivation, the clean-up operation kicked off promptly at 6:00 a.m. Participants were equipped with labeled sacks to ensure the proper segregation of waste. The results were nothing short of remarkable – 18 sacks brimming with waste materials, collectively amounting to 270.5 kilograms, were gathered from Señora River and its coastal mouth.