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Bataan town launches youth environmental congress

LIMAY, Bataan, Nov. 30 — The municipal government has recently launched youth environmental congress in an effort to solicit the support of the young people for environmental program here.

Mayor Ver Roque said the program aimed to rehabilitate the coastal areas, clogging rivers and drainage systems here with the active participation of the youth.

Among those who attended in the youth environmental congress were students from Limay Polytechnic College, Limay National High School, Lamao National High school, chairmen of Sangguniang Kabataan in the barangays, youth representatives, local officials, among others.

Roque said the youth congress is also a complement with the waste management program of the municipal government.

"We want to create awareness to the residents here to get actively involved in caring and protecting the environment, particularly through the proper waste segregation," he said.

The mayor also called for the strict implementation of laws and municipal ordinances in line with the environmental protection and preservation.

In compliance with the directive of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Roque has earlier spearheaded the massive clean-up drive along the coastal areas in this industrial town which is part of the sprawling Manila Bay area. (PNA)


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