Mahiga river yield tons of garbage

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TWO tons of garbage, including 56 kilos of recyclable Polyethelene terephthlate (PET) bottles, were retrieved from the Mahiga river during the cleanup drive in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

The garbage were reportedly washed into the river during the heavy downpour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday last week.

The activity was participated by the local personnel of Barangay Subangdaku.

On Sunday, July 10, Subangdaku village chief Ernie Manatad told SunStar Cebu that they have been conducting the cleanup drive in Mahiga river every weekend.

Manatad stated that they usually retrieved around one to three dump trucks full of garbage, equivalent to about six tons of waste and around 50 to 150 kilos of recyclables from the river per week.

Earlier, reelected Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said in his inaugural address that one of his top priorities is to rehabilitate the Mahiga and Butuanon rivers.

Both water bodies were dubbed as the major flood contributors in Cebu by the City Planning and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Development Office in 2015. (HIC)

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