Promise 126: Restore and preserve the country’s rivers
Health and Environment | 07/20/2012 1:24 AM
In his speech at the 1st Philippine International River Summit in June 2012, Aquino reinforced the government’s commitment to the restoration and preservation of the country’s rivers, citing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ successful Adopt-a-River Program and its proposal on the observance of Philippine River Day.
“The DENR has taken the first step by proposing the observance of Philippine River Day every year on March 22, to increase awareness of our campaign to restore and preserve rivers all over the Philippines—from the Pasig River, which is almost at my doorstep, to the Iloilo River, which is right on yours. The commemoration of Philippine River Day will give us a venue to unite our efforts to save our rivers and remind us of our duty to the environment—a duty that must be fulfilled every day.”
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