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Butt Race collects 26.27 kilos of cigarette butts in two hours

CEBU, Philippines — Participants in the Amazing Butt Race in Dumaguete City had collected a total of 26.27 kilos of cigarette butts in just two hours, along a specific route—from the downtown area to Looc, Piapi, Bantayan and back to the Quezon Park through Airport road and Perdices street.

The race, participated by selected personnel of each department of the City Hall, was designed to collect as many cigarette butts as the participants can, with trophies and groceries as the prizes.

From the total of 26.27 kilos of cigarette butts gathered, 3.03 kilos were collected by selected personnel of the City Engineer’s Office to win first place with P3,000 cash prize and groceries.

Second placer was the General Services Office personnel who collected 2.66 kilos to win P2,000 cash prize and groceries, while third placer was the City Assessor’s Office that collected 1.41 kilos to win P1,000 cash prize and groceries.

Mayor Felipe Remollo and Councilor Leilani Ramon gave the cash prizes from their personal pockets, organizers said.

Ramon, in her message emphasized the importance of public cooperation in waste disposal to make the city clean. She also proposed to the Human Resource Office to stage a clean-up drive every month, not just on cigarette butts but on all sorts of garbage. (FREEMAN)

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