More than 700 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God will clean up Manila Bay, specifically the coastal stretch from Malate Church to the US Embassy, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.
In a statement, the religious group said the campaign, titled “3200th Worldwide Clean-up Campaign Manila Bay Clean Up in celebration of the awarding of UK Queen’s Award,” will be conducted in celebration of the recognition the church received from Queen Elizabeth II.
“The cleanup drive supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign for change in our treatment of the environment and hopes to inspire other private organizations to carry out community service programs that would benefit the greater public,” the statement said.
The World Mission Society Church of God recently received the UK Queen’s Award for its volunteer service activities in the United Kingdom and across the world. “We have 2,400 churches located in 175 countries across the globe and we have more than 70 churches in the Philippines,” the group said.
“Through this activity, we hope we can inspire volunteerism among Filipinos,” it added.
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