In partnership with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the City Government of Muntinlupa, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) recently formally committed to look after the cleanliness and beautification of the Magdaong River as part of the Adopt-A-River Project. The program allows for the collaboration between local government units, private sector organizations, and residential communities towards cleaner and safer waterways. The Adopt-A-River Project is also supervised by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB).
Last month, PCPPI volunteers joined members of the Muntinlupa City’s Lake Management Office (LMO) and Environmental Sanitation Center (ESC), the LLDA, and the DENR’s “Estero Rangers” to clean up a portion of the Magdaong River perpendicular to the Poblacion Bridge in Sto. Nino Village. Before the activity, PCPPI’s employees set up safety rails and solar-powered LED lights, and even painted a colourful wall mural by the aforementioned bridge. Volunteers also donated and planted Indian trees by the bridge to enrich the soil further ahead of the rainy season.
The photo above shows volunteers from Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) – Metro Operations Services team with representatives from the City Government of Muntinlupa, the Laguna Lake Development Authority, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in front of the company’s colorful mural-marker along the Magdaong River in Sto. Nino, Muntinlupa City.