DENR IX headed by RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez kicks off the celebration of International Coastal Cleanup 2020 with a beach cleanup and SCUBAsurero at Murcielagos Island Protected Landscape and Seascape in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Every 3rd Saturday of September, countries around the world participate in this coastal cleanup. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's theme "Safe Oceans Starts At Home" highlights behavioral change as an integral factor in protecting the world's oceans.
Other partners who participated in the activity include the LGU Labason headed by Mayor Eddie Quimbo, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Tau Gamma Phi, Philippine Army, Department of Agriculture 9 and community residents.