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Palawan Gov. Alvarez backs advocacy to get rid of plastic pollution

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Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez has expressed his support to the advocacy of the Race for Water Foundation to get rid our oceans with trash, particularly plastics.

Provincial Administrator Atty. Joshua Bolusa, who represented the governor in a press conference aboard the Race for Water Vessel, said that some local governments in Palawan have taken measures to clean its waters such as Coron, Narra, and El Nido.

“I’d like to inform you that the provincial capitol had actually started the drive regulating the single use of plastics in some of our premises and through our environmental officer Atty. Noel Aquino, we are in the process of recycling the plastic bottles, He has plans for that,” Bolusa said.

“He showed me the process of producing bricks made from recyclable materials. And it’s my pleasure to inform you that the municipalities of Coron, Narra and El Nido had already started regulating the use of plastics in their localities”, the Provincial Administrator added.

The Race for Water Vessel is one of the largest Solar-Powered Catamaran that roams around the world.

“Lulan nito ang pitong miyembro ng Race for Water Foundation na naglalayag sa iba’t-ibang bansa upang magbigay ng kaalaman kung papaano masosolusyunan ang problema sa karagatan na sanhi ng pagtatapon ng plastik at iba pang mga basura na nakakaapekto sa mga isda at iba pang yamang-dagat,” the Capitol said.

“Layunin ng Race for Water Foundation na masugpo ang plastic pollution sa karagatan sa kadahilanang ito ang nakasisira at pumapatay sa maraming yamang-dagat sa buong mundo,” it added.

The Race for Water Vessel docked in Palawan last September 19 and will stay until the 29th.