Estero Rangers and community members form the bulk of volunteers that participated in the 37th International Coastal Cleanup the DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-North (MEO-North) organized on the shores of Barangays Tangos North and South, Navotas City on Saturday, 17 September 2022.
Reinforcing the DENR MEO-North are officials and employees of the Licenses, Deeds, and Patents Division (LPDD) of DENR National Capital Region.
Meanwhile, the city government on Navotas was represented by its City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and Punong Barangays Margarita Limbaro and Wilfredo Mariano of Tangos North and Tangos South respectively.
The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Maritime Unit for the National Capital Region, Pol. Col. Oliver Sy Tanseco, and Northern Police District (NPD) Acting District Director, Pol. Col. Ponce Rogelio Ibasco Peñones Jr., likewise lent their helping hands to the activity. They came with volunteers from the PNP National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
The military, on the other hand, sent their contingent through the Joint Task Force National Capital Region.The District Engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for Malabon-Navotas, Engr. Aristotle Ramos, meanwhile, sent manpower to help.
Barangay Tangos North and South lie west of Navotas City and extend to Manila Bay. It leans slightly in the path of the southwest monsoon which explains the amount of trash that ends on its shores. DENR MEO-North Director Engr. Nolan Franscisco recommended the conduct of the ICC in Barangay Tangos North and South to raise awareness of the community on the issue of solid waste in the area. The coast of Barangay Tangos North and South is one of the eight cleanup sites in Metro Manila that DENR National Capital Region has identified for the ICC.