Recently, the City of Las Piñas achieved another citation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as it achieved a 4th place finish Gawad Taga-Ilog 2.0 Search for the Most Improved Estero (Creek) in Metro Manila, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. To be specific, this is related to the Zapote River within the city’s jurisdiction that passes through a few barangays.
To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
The Las Pinas City government was cited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as 4th placer in the Gawad Taga-Ilog 2.0 Search for the Most Improved Estero (Creek) in Metro Manila.
Mayor Imelda Aguilar said the awarding was held at the Makiling Hall, Park Inn Radisson, North EDSA, Quezon City on March 22 in celebration of the World Water Day.
Aguilar said the Zapote River passes through Barangays Zapote, Pamplona Uno, Pamplona Dos and Pulanglupa Uno.
She said Zapote River got the 4th place while Estero de San Miguel in Manila was hailed as the champion in the search, followed by Tripa de Galina in Pasay and Makati, Park Creek 23 in Marikina City, and Polo River in Valenzuela City.
The mayor said the award was related to the Supreme Court mandamus and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) guideline for rehabilitation and preservation of Manila Bay.
The above report ended stating that Mayor Aguilar expressed her thanks to the residents of the four mentioned barangays (that shared the Zapote River) for maintaining cleanliness.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction about this latest development? Do you live in close proximity to the Zapote River? How is the quality of the water of the Zapote River right now?
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