According to PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, the public needs to know these stories to inspire them to help in the revival of the Pasig River.
These stories can be sent to the PRRC and those that will be chosen will be posted on the website— theriverman.org.
“We need to share these unique stories to let the public know how we value the Pasig River,” Goitia added.
At the same time, Goitia said the Commission is determined to bring Pasig River back to life.
This meant putting mechanisms to prevent and to counter acts of “esterorism“ in rivers and waterways that lead to Pasig River.
In addition, he said that the PRRC River Warriors were able to divert 21 million kilos of solid waste from the Pasig River.
Due to PRRC’s efforts and determination, 17 priority tributaries had been converted into environmental preservation areas.
“The Pasig River was once biologically dead but now the river has gradually backed to life,” Goitia added.
According to Goitia, the public should not lose hope for the Pasig River to survive because it has gradually been happening.
In this regard, Goitia called on the public to cooperate with and help the government on the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.
“You are not only helping us but the generations to come, they will realize that Pasig River is a dream that will become a reality,” said Goitia.
* The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) raised Orange Rainfall Warning in Metro Manila.