United States Government Alumni from Mindanao, in collaboration with Barangay Santiago Officials, Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council (BFARMC), American Field Service IPP- Iligan Chapter, Philippine Youth Leadership Program, MSU-IIT Department of Psychology, CASS Executive Council, will hold a nationwide simultaneous “Coastal Clean-up Day: I Love the Ocean” on Monday, June 9, 2014.
EVENT: “Coastal Clean-up Day: I Love the Ocean.”
- U.S. State Department
- U.S. Embassy- Manila
WHEN: June 9, 2014; 6:00-9:00 AM
WHERE: Barangay Santiago coastal area, near Barangay Hall (Purok 5), Iligan City
MEET-UP PLACE: McDonald’s Tibanga, Iligan City @5:00-5:30 AM
Transportation and cleaning materials will be provided.
BACKGROUND: In celebration of World’s Ocean Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development declaration, the Embassy of the United States of America- Manila Philippines will hold a regional and simultaneous coastal clean-up day on June 9, 2014 entitled: “Coastal Clean-up Day: I Love the Ocean.”
The activity is in line with Department of State Secretary Kerry’s “Our Ocean’s Conference” happening end of this month. As a nationwide event, the Embassy’s social media team is stationed to monitor using the official hashtag: #OurOcean2014 as it also aims to raise awareness through social media.
It aims to increase awareness on the value of the seas and to gather volunteers, students, and organizations to actively respond and participate in its protection.
Additional activity such as Boat Rowing Contest will also follow with the participation of the local settlers.
For interviews or additional information please contact, Ayana Jamnia Maranda, +63 917 7262 695/221-1492, email@example.com