Dagupan's water district leads river clean-up for World Water Day

  • March 16, 2017

DAGUPAN CITY, March 16 (PIA) -  A riverside clean-up drive was led jointly by the Dagupan City Water District and Barangay Pantal residents here in observance of this year’s World Water Day.


Marge Navata, public relations officer of DCWD, said the celebration is anchored on the theme “Water and Waste Water.”


We highlighted here the symbiotic relationship ng water and waste water in development.  Kung ‘yung ating mga kailugan ay contaminated, magkakaroon ng effect ito sa ating kalusugan,” Navata told the Philippine Information Agency.


When pollutants, wastes, and contaminants abound, people and even marine life become unhealthy and thus, development goals of the community will not be achieved, she added.


Navata said DCWD has chosen to clean the Pantal River as it is a significant river in Dagupan City where the River Cruise and other water activities take place.


Village chief Julie Perez said although regular clean-up drives are conducted at the Pantal River, wastes from other municipalities are carried by the river’s current towards the docking area at the Pantal shoreline. 


Gusto namin malinis ang Pantal River kaya panay ang linis namin. Malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa gobyerno na ginagawa na ang baywalk dito sa amin para hindi na pasukan ng mga basura ang ilog,” Perez said.  


Perez said the baywalk project of the Department of Public Works and Highways has started and will hopefully be finished this year. 


Aside from DCWD employees, the Barangay Pantal family and members of the Philippine Guardian Brotherhood International participated in the clean-up activity. (JNPD/VHS/PIA-Pangasinan)



Other News

PHLPost announces “Salamat Po” raffle winners
  • May 28, 2017
MANILA,  May 28 (PIA) – Its PHLPost turn to say “Salamat Po” to more than 400,000 students from all over the country who wrote and mailed personal “Thank You letters” through the “Salamat Po (Thank You) Letter Writing Promo.”   Two lucky winners of P50,000 were drawn in the grand raffle event held at the Canossa School in San Pablo City, Laguna. Ms. Shaina Gammayao of Ballesteros National High School in Cagayan (Student Category) and Ms. Liezel Capate of Tacloban City (Employee Category) won in the contest.   Postmaster General Joel Otarra congratulated the winners...Read more
Medium-term fiscal program to sustain the PH economy's growth momentum
  • May 27, 2017
MANILA, May 27 -- From 2017 to 2022, the government will embark on an expansionary fiscal policy to finance the country’s development priorities, boost economic growth, and ultimately achieve the administration’s objectives of rapid poverty reduction. The expansionary fiscal policy will be characterized by increased government spending, particularly on public infrastructure and social services. This fiscal strategy will be made possible by maintaining the deficit-to-GDP ratio at 3 percent while improving revenue effort through tax policy and tax administration reforms. The deficit wi...Read more
DSWD provides relief aid to families displaced by Marawi siege
  • May 27, 2017
QUEZON CITY, May 27 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its concerned Field ​Offices​ (FOs)​ in Mindanao, has started to provide relief assistance today in the form of family food packs (FFPs) and food and non-food items (FNFIs) to families affected by the ongoing armed operation in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who have pledged allegiance to the international terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). DSWD FO in Region XII will delive...Read more
President Duterte issues E.O. 25, renames 'Benham Rise' to 'Philippine Rise'
  • May 27, 2017
TAGUIG CITY, May 27 -- On 16 May 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued Executive Order No. 25 (E.O. 25) which effectively changed the name “Benham Rise” to “Philippine Rise.”   The Philippine Rise is an undersea feature, east of Luzon island. The shallowest part, which is the Benham Bank, is less than 50 meters deep. It is connected to the Luzon margin through the Palanan and Bicol Saddle. Section 2 of the said E.O. states that, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) shall henceforth produce maps and charts, and indicate the name “Philippi...Read more