Divers needed for Cebu coastal clean-up

Published April 4, 2019, 6:01 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Minerva BC Newman

CEBU CITY — The Junior Cham­ber International-Cebu Sinulog Inc. (JCI-CSI) needs 100 volunteer divers for this year’s Scubasurero Project, a massive coastal cleanup drive on April 21 at the Boyla Diving Resort Terminal in Lapu-Lapu City.


The clean-up project is a worldwide campaign adopted by the JCI-CSI in 2003 to reduce pollution in the oceans and in support of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below Water.

JCI National Executive Vice Presi­dent Disston Tan is asking organiza­tions and the community to join the drive on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Tan said the half-day activity kicks off with a registration at 7 a.m.

Tan said he hopes the Scubasurero project catches on among scuba and free divers.

This year the target is to collect plastics and debris on the seabed and shorelines of Lapu Lapu.

“This way, it may help the communi­ty in combating the persisting problem of plastics, debris, and waste materials that are present in the commercialized areas in the city,” Tan said.

Lapu Lapu Disaster Risk Reduc­tion and Management (DRRM) Coastal Operations Coordinator Andy Berame said that the resort city is prone to man-made pollution, especially along its popular beaches.