It is again the time of the year when different stakeholders from the metro and neighboring municipalities meet to prepare the Naga River for the celebration of the Peñafrancia Festival.
Various partners were invited by the City Government through the Naga City ENRO which includes government offices, NGOs, academe and volunteers where they were given designations and gather along the stretch of the city's sacred river starting from barangay Tabuco to Balatas for
the annual Naga City River Clean Up Drive.
Different government agency employees together with the Philippine Army cleaned along Balatas Road near the "Danlugan ni Ina".
Barangay officials were also present during the activity seen at the adjacent bank.
Also, dredging activities by the DPWH started early this year in connection with the concreting of the riverbanks. This also may help deepen the river just in time for the fluvial procession.
Not only along the riverbanks that the clean-up drive took place but also at the streets of Magsaysay Avenue and along the National Highway, whereas City ENR Officer Orosco personally supervise.
May this move perpetually help to save our environment as much as the importance we give to our "Inang Peñafrancia" not only during the festival but for the whole year as well.
We are very grateful for your undying support!
Viva la Virgen!!!
Contributor: Kookai Sabareza of Black and White Scribbles