Las Pinas City gov’t cited for keeping Zapote River clean

The Las Pinas City government was cited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as 4th placer in the Gawad Taga-Ilog 2.0 Search for the Most Improved Estero (Creek) in Metro Manila.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar said the awarding was held at the Makiling Hall, Park Inn Radisson, North EDSA, Quezon City on March 22 in celebration of the World Water Day.

Aguilar said the Zapote River passes through Barangays Zapote, Pamplona Uno, Pamplona Dos and Pulanglupa Uno.

She said Zapote River got the 4th place while Estero de San Miguel in Manila was hailed as the champion in the search, followed by Tripa de Galina in Pasay and Makati, Park Creek 23 in Marikina City, and Polo River in Valenzuela City.

The mayor said the award was related to the Supreme Court mandamus and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) guideline for rehabilitation and preservation of Manila Bay.

Aguilar thanked the residents in four barangays where the Zapote River is located for maintaining the river clean and free of garbage.