Tanay KapaligiRUN promotes solid waste management

  • May 18, 2017

ANTIPOLO, Rizal, May 16 (PIA)— More than 300 runners participated in the Tanay Municipal Government’s recently held “KapaligiRUN: Takbo Para sa Kalikasan, Oplan BuSILaK ay Suportahan” to support the government’s Solid Waste Management Program.

KapaligiRUN consisted of a 3K and 5K run starting from the Tanay Park to the Salang Matanda Irrigation Facility. Aside from the fun run national government agencies, non-government organizations and business establishments took part in the various environmental activities conducted by the LGU such as a bamboo tree planting and river cleanup activities.

Tanay also acknowledged the participation of partners such as the Rizal Association of City/ Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (RACMENRO), Philippine Association of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers - Rizal (PADRRMO-Rizal Chapter) and Tanay Farmer’s Federation as well as other sponsors.

The activities was conducted in support of the recent Philippine Earth Day last April 22 themed “Environmental and Climate Literacy”. (PIA-Rizal with reports from Tanay PIO)

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