On September 22, 2022, the Environmental Management Bureau IX spearheaded the conduct
of Coastal Clean Up 2022 for Trash-Free Seas Pilipinas at Pagadian and Zamboanga City
Boulevard enjoining different NGO’s, NGA’s, Academes, and Adopt-an Estero
partners/stakeholders.

The Clean-Up started with a short IEC Campaign on Marine Debris. Ms. Karen C. Tandang,
Chief, Solid Waste Management Section spearheaded the talk and promoted the recently
launched, National Plan of Action on the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine
Litter (NPOA-ML) in the Region. Encouraging the two hundred twenty-six (226) participants
to take part in the government’s action in fighting against marine pollution, thus, saving our
marine resources.

For Pagadian City, an estimated .39 tons of various marine debris and solid wastes were
collected by 203 various participants.

Also for Dipolog City, an estimated total collected solid waste of .5 tons by 80 various
stakeholders and participants.