DILG, DENR lead fun run for Manila Bay
Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Departments of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday led a fun run to raise awareness to protect the environment.

DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing said the activity dubbed “Takbo para sa kalikasan” was in support of the government’s battle for Manila Bay.

More than 20,000 runners from different government agencies and private sector joined the activity along Roxas Boulevard.

“This endeavor hopes to gather support for the cleanup of Manila Bay,” DILG Assistant Secretary Marjorie Jalosjos said.

Densing said they target to rehabilitate the bay until 2030.

He said informal settlers living along the shoreline from Manila to Cavite remain the biggest obstacle in the bay’s rehabilitation.

Coca-Cola, which sponsored the event, encouraged the public to recycle bottles and cans to address the garbage problem. 

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