tullahan river cleanup


DENR leads clean-up in Tullahan River

March 31, 2019


DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns, Atty. Analiza R. Teh and Climate Change Service Director Elenida Basug led the conduct of festivities and community mural painting at Barangay 164, Caloocan City in line with the launch of #BattleForEsteros on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

The venue served as the converging point for all volunteers participating in the simultaneous cleanup of the Malabon-Navotas-Tullahan-Tinajeros (MANATUTI) River System under the #BattleForManilaBay program of DENR, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Tourism, and other government agencies and cause-oriented groups.

Around 2, 500 clean-up volunteers gathered together that were able to collect 37, 133 kg of trash and marine debris.

MANATUTI River System is one of the 3 major river systems of Metro Manila. It spans over 27 kms. from its headwaters in Quezon City and traverses the cities of Valenzuela, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Manila before emptying out in Manila Bay.

All the solid and liquid wastes indiscriminately dumped into the river system eventually end up in Manila Bay, contributing to its ecological degradation.

The estero and river cleanup was conducted in response to DENR Sec. Roy A. Cimatu's order to address the issue of pollution and deterioration of the tributaries of Manila Bay.