In line with Administrative Order No. 2019-16, “Expediting the Rehabilitation and Restoration of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of the Manila Bay and Creating the Manila Bay Task Force” and the continuous efforts and support of the Department and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON on the Manila Bay Rehabilitation, The Manila Bay Site Coordinating Office-4 (MBSCO-4) conducts a quarterly of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaigns campaign entitled “Daluy-nungan” which means “wave of knowledge”. It is a series of lectures conducted within different barangays in the region to promote Solid and Liquid Waste Management.
The Daluy-nungan with the advocacy, “MANILA BAYanihan Para sa Kalinisan” were conducted in a total of 18 barangays, six from Batangas, Laguna and Rizal. It aims to increase and promote awareness on the current situation of the Manila Bay and its adjacent rivers. The discussions focused on four main parts.
First, is the status of the barangay and the main sources of pollution, second, SWM with the tagline “May Magagawa Ka!” (MMK), third, laws concerning the environment and their respective sanctions, and lastly, the action planning, where issues and concerns were raised and identified. The community brainstormed on how these issues can be addressed.
The DENR aims to increase the success of its IEC campaigns by promoting behavioral changes in different communities. Through Daluy-nungan, the MBSCO-4 reiterated and emphasized the importance of SWM and its role for a successful rehabilitation of the Manila Bay.