Mayor John Rey Tiangco has lauded the Navotas education sector for initiating a campaign to help keep the city clean.
In his speech, Tiangco thanked the Navotas Schools Division Office for spearheading the project that encourages students and teachers to participate in a clean-up drive every first Friday of the month.
“Our surroundings are an extension of our home. As we keep our homes tidy, we should also make sure that we maintain the cleanliness of our surroundings,” he said.
Tiangco noted that since 2011, the city government has implemented a twice-a-week clean-up along coastlines and riversides.
The campaign, titled “Navotas Ko, Love Ko,” aimed to instill in Navoteños the values of stewardship and care for the city.
“Most of our trash go to street canals and end up in our oceans, slowly killing marine life. As we depend largely on our seas for our livelihood, it is crucial for us to practice proper waste disposal,” Tiangco said.
Previously, Navotas participated in a massive clean-up to help rehabilitate and preserve the Manila Bay.
Some 23,036 kilograms of waste was collected from the simultaneous coastal and riverside clean-ups conducted by the 18 barangays of the city on January 27.