16 September 2010

Subic Joins Int'l Cleanup Event

This Freeport will be one of the venues all over the world that would celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup Day, a global campaign that will help remove trash and debris from waterways and beaches.

The International Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on September 25 wherein more than 75,000 volunteers from different parts of the country will participate to help clean the coastal areas of the Philippines.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Armand Arreza said that the preservation of Subic Bay’s coastal areas is a priority to ensure that the pristine waters of Subic Bay will remain for many more years.

“We are cooperating with the Lighthouse Marina Resort to help us organize volunteers who are willing to clean up our coasts. They have already spearheaded the organizing of this event, inviting different locators who will help in the conservation,” Arreza said.

Lighthouse Marina Resort chief Jun Avecilla said that the event would be simultaneously held and coordinated on a global scale. (Jonas Reyes, Manila Bulletin)