Iloilo to launch a massive convergence clean-up
The local government of Iloilo has set up a provincwide convergence clean-up that aims to harmonize and strengthen local and national clean-up initiatives and waste reduction strategies.
Dubbed as “Limpyo Iloilo,” this clean-up activity be happening next month and will involve local government units, national government agencies, non-government organizations, schools, and business sector, among others.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. said this massive clean-up drive, which will kick off on February 21, also seeks to establish an identity that “Iloilo is clean.”
“This convergence clean-up involving the whole province aims to institutionalize the habit of cleaning,” he said.
He said that this initiative will also serve as preventive mechanism to avert cases of dengue fever, which became a major health concern in the province last year.
Meanwhile, lawyer Arturo Cangrejo, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office, said that ‘Limpyo Iloilo’ will help reduce littering and illegal dumping of wastes along roads, plazas, waterways, and in any public place.
“This will boost the spirit of volunteerism and social harmony in the province by engaging different foot soldiers (environmental warriors) to organize clean-up activities,” he said.
Cangrejo said the initiative will also institutionalize the provincial clean-up that will be done every third Saturday of the month.