Army soldiers holds clean-up drive in Albay

October 21, 2009 10:19 pm 

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 22 — Tons of garbage and other waste materials were removed during a two-day clean-up drive launched by the Philippine Army (PA) in cooperation with the local government of Daraga and this city, including school and civic organizations.

The clean-up drive involved the declogging of rivers, esteros, and creek, repainting of public walls and cleaning materials posted in walls along the Rizal Ave., an eight kilometer main road from the town of Daraga and this city.

Capt. Razaleigh Bansawan, the Army’s 901st Infantry Brigade spokesman, said the activity is in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) humanitarian mission and a disaster preventive and preparedness measure.

He said the series of clean-up drive held in Daraga town and this city were participated by about 70 people from the military, police, local government units and civic organizations. The drive yielded about 20 truckloads of waste materials from the rivers, esteros, creeks and a national road linking the town of Daraga and Legazpi.

Areas cleaned were the Sagumayon River and main tributary from Daraga town to Victory Village a coastal barangay of the city where the City port and a big business hub is located, and the seven kilometer stretch of the historical Rizal Ave,. from Daraga to Legazpi port.

City Mayor Noel Rosal, in behalf of his constituencies, thanked the Philippine Army and other involved agencies and institutions for spearheading the clean-up drive as part of the Army’s Community Based Disaster Prepared Advocacy Campaign.

Rosal has pledged continued support for future undertakings.

The Army under the 901st Infantry Brigade conducted Disaster Trainers Preparedness Seminar at Camp Simeon Ola on Monday, participated in by 40 military personnel from the brigades two infantry battalion. (PNA)

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