More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) took an active role in a coastal cleanup and mangrove planting activities in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.
With the theme “Invest in Our Planet”, the event saw dedicated efforts from MORE Power’s Guardians of the Environment, alongside other volunteers as they cleaned the shores of Iloilo River and planted mangrove seedlings.
Members of the Guardians of the Environment of MORE Power, composed of distribution utility’s security personnel and volunteer employees, joined other stakeholders in early morning cleanup along the stretch of Iloilo River.
They planted over 200 seedlings of mangroves at the Espalanade and collected 45 sacks of garbage.
The Iloilo City Government spearheaded the program, joined by students from John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, University of San Agustin, and various other volunteer groups.
“Our message to our residents, private sector, and students is that we have to work hand in hand to make Iloilo City a sustainable and livable city. We are all enjoined to be part of the protection of the environment,” said Mary Grace Salvi Hofileña, Iloilo City Supervising Environment Management Specialist, CENRO.
The City Government expressed heartfelt appreciation to MORE Power for their active participation in the program aimed at protecting the Iloilo River and promoting other environmental advocacies.
As part of their ongoing initiatives, MORE Power consistently engages in safeguarding natural resources, including releasing fish fingerlings into the Iloilo River, regular river and shoreline clean-up activities, and tree planting efforts.