Donation to Pasig River Rehab

President’s Social Fund to the Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP), a non-government organization (NGO) advocating the clean-up of the heavily polluted Pasig River through a three-pronged approach of rehabilitation, education, and the implementation of stricter market management rules.

The Chief Executive made the announcement during groundbreaking ceremonies marking the start of the restoration works on the Paco Market in Manila this morning.

The Paco Market Restoration Project, which forms part of an ambitious undertaking to clean up the Pasig River, is being conducted in cooperation with the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and the KBPIP, a partnership between ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

AFI managing director Gina Lopez said KBPIP will allocate P15-million for the Paco Market Rehabilitation Project, which will be completed in six months, while P5- million will go to the building of easements along Estero de Paco and the remaining P10-million will be used to complete the “Bayanijuan sa Calauan” resettlement site in Laguna.

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