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Mayor Oric Furigay Leads Earth Day 2024 Environmental Initiatives

In a resounding display of environmental stewardship, Lamitan City enthusiastically joined the global movement for Earth Day 2024 under the theme “Planet vs. Plastic.” Led by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO), helmed by Forester Allan R. Tura, Lamitan orchestrated a series of events aimed at combatting plastic pollution and fostering coastal health and mangrove restoration.

The festivities commenced with an enlightening flag-raising ceremony on Monday, where city employees engaged in a lively Q&A session and received eco-friendly prizes such as shirts, reusable bags, tumblers, and umbrellas.

Building upon this momentum, a coastal clean-up drive in Brgy. Balas on Tuesday yielded remarkable results, with participants gathering an estimated 368 sacks of waste, significantly contributing to local environmental preservation efforts. Special acknowledgment was extended to the General Services Office (GSO) for their invaluable assistance in waste collection.

The week reached its zenith with a collaborative mangrove planting endeavor at Brgy. Tandung Ahas, where approximately 2,000 mangrove propagules were carefully planted by a coalition of agencies including the AFP, PNP, PCG, Kabalikat Civicom, MENRE, CDRRMO, LYDO, CAO, OJT students from CSL, MACFI, and LTI, Bantay Dagat, barangay officials, and SK Fed.

Mayor Oric Furigay’s steadfast support for these environmental initiatives underscores Lamitan’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. This dedication holds particular significance in the face of recurring El Niño events. By advocating for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, Lamitan endeavors to cultivate a thriving and ecologically balanced environment for all Lamiteños.

Kudos to the City ENRO and heartfelt gratitude to all our partners whose collective efforts made this celebration a resounding success. Together, we strive towards a greener, cleaner future for Lamitan City and beyond. 🌱🌍

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