To celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Battle for Manila Bay this January, a series of cleanup activities will be conducted around CALABARZON. DENR CENRO Lipa headed the kick off with a river clean up in San Juan River in Santo Tomas, Batangas.
More than 150 volunteers from various stakeholders such as the Philippine Coast Guard Light Industry and Science Park-III, Aruze Philippines Manufacturing Inc., Lima Technology Center, Toyota Batangas, Philippine Statistics Authority (Region 4A) - Lipa City, Batangas, PNP Batangas/BPPO, City Environment and Natural Resources Office - Sto. Tomas, Barangay Officials and volunteers from the said Barangay (BSPO, BHW, VAWC), DENR-PENRO Batangas, DENR-CENRO Lipa, and DENR CALABARZON Regional Office participated.
A total of 105 sacks weighing 3,150 kgs were collected along the 150 meters stretch of the San Juan river. The wastes were collected by the City ENRO for proper disposal.