TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

Photo Release Trashboat for Orion Bataan web
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) hands over to Orion, Bataan Mayor Antonio Raymundo, Jr. a symbolic key to a trash boat (inset) donated by the DENR to enable the municipality clear its waterways of floating trash. Orion was one of four recipients of the trash boats during a simple turnover ceremony held at the Hotel H2O in Manila.  The other three recipients are the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, the provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.  The DENR has to date distributed 36 trash boats to different partners as part of efforts to restore the water quality of Manila Bay in consonance with the Supreme Court continuing mandamus. ###