More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) took an active role in the celebration of Earth Day with coastal cleanup and mangrove planting on Saturday, April 22.
MORE Power’s Guardians of the Environment, with other volunteers, cleaned the shores of the Iloilo River and planted mangrove seedlings. This is in line with the theme “Invest in Our Planet”.
A portion of the Iloilo River was cleaned up early in the morning by volunteers, Guardians of the Environment of MORE Power members, and security staff from the distribution utility.
At the Esplanade, they planted almost 200 mangrove plants and gathered 45 sacks of trash.
Along with students from John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, the University of San Agustin, and numerous other volunteer groups, the Iloilo City Government organized the program.
“Our message to our residents, private sector, and students is that we have to work hand in hand to make Iloilo City a sustainable and livable city. We are all enjoined to be part of the protection of the environment,” said Mary Grace Salvi Hofileña, Iloilo City Supervising Environment Management Specialist, CENRO.
The Iloilo City Government expressed its sincere gratitude to MORE Power for its active involvement in the program designed to safeguard the Iloilo River and advance other environmental causes.
As part of its continuous programs, MORE Power consistently protects natural resources by planting trees, releasing fish fingerlings into the Iloilo River, and doing routine river and coastline cleanups.