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Cynthia Villar leads volunteers in clean-up of Manila Bay habitat


FORMER Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar on Saturday led the clean-up drive at Manila Bay in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat & Eco-Tourism Area or LPPCHEA where 1,500 sacks of garbage were collected.

Villar, also managing director of Villar SIPAG, underscored the need to clean our environment to prevent flooding. 

“Protection of the environment will save us from disasters and calamities. Calamities are added burden to us. It can make one poorer because all efforts would be futile if properties acquired through hard labor will only be destroyed by floods and other calamities,” sfe said. 

To avert occurrence of this worst scenario, Villar cited the need to clean   rivers,   creeks and other bodies of water especially Manila Bay. 

She said the LPPCHEA, also called Freedom Island, which is accessible from the Coastal Road, is a very important area for the nearby cities of Las Pinas and Parañaque and some municipalities of Cavite to prevent flooding. 

 She said regularly clearing Manila Bay of tons of garbage and other debris is in consonance with the foundation’s partnership with radio DZRH. 

This year’s clean-up drive has for its theme, “Makabagong Bayanihan Manila Bay Clean Up”. 

 The Villar SIPAG together with students and other volunteers also conduct weekly cleanups. “The more partners we work with, the better it will be for the environment,” she said. 

In cleaning Manila Bay, Villar was joined by   1,000 volunteers from schools, barangays, NGOs, socio-civic organizations, and other private individuals and groups.

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