MANILA, Philippines --- The Pasay City government, in preparation for the Environment Awareness Week, has renewed its clean up drive under the “Pasay Ko, Love Ko” project including a seawall cleanup campaign along Roxas Boulevard. Two dump trucks containing garbage from the inlet canal were collected after two hours of activity last Monday.
According to Mayor Antonino Calixto, the “Pasay Ko, Love Ko” project was only the renewal of the same project that the city government launched in June 2011. He exhorted city residents to extend more efforts in cleaning and protecting their environment.
Calixto said during the launching of the project in 2011 with the participation of city residents, they collected 127 truckloads of garbage or 1,905 cubic meters of floating wet trash during a three-day cleaning.
He said since the launching of the cleanup drive, they have removed 70 to 80 percent of the city’s garbage.
“The city government is serious in pursuit of clean, healthy and sustainable living conditions not only in the metropolis but the entire country. We are advocating cleanliness as a way of life that will benefit more people,” Calixto said.
The mayor also said encouraging the residents to participate in cleaning and protecting their environment is part of his administration’s vision to make Pasay as the “Travel City of the Philippines.”