A trash trap was installed by Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) across a waterway in Metro Manila to prevent garbages flow in the stream.
MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and local government units have placed metal and net trash traps between estuaries and bridges in some parts of Metro Manila.
Selected areas include Del Monte Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Diliman Avenue in Roxas District, Ermitanyo creek in Quezon City, Maytunas creek in San Juan and Mandaluyong and Buhangin creek situated in new Panaderos bridge in Manila.
Everyday trash traps filter about 50,000 kilograms of garbage which are then delivered to accredited dumping facilities.
Due to reckless disposal of solid wastes in waterways, DILG is set to release a memo against individuals, barangays and factories that are allegedly behind the volumes of garbage.
“Our goal is to eliminate ‘yung source ng (the source of) pollution, number one dito sa (primarily in) San Juan River,” said Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission Executive Director Antonio Goitia.
Individuals, LGUs or companies found to be causing the pollution of rivers will face charges for violating Republic Act 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
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