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Friday, September 11, 2015

Cleanup sites for 2015 International Coastal Cleanup Day

METRO MANILA Cleanup Sites 2015

  • CCP BAY, CCP Complex, Pasay City (near Gloria Maris Restaurant) (NOW OPEN FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS)

Coordinator: Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary
Mobile No.: 0916-411-6446 /  0915-5710395

  • SM BY the BAY Central Park, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City - (NOW OPEN FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS)

Coordinator:  Nomer Cacapit - Pasay City Environment and Natural Resources Office (PCENRO); Email:; Mobile No.0999-1929310
Baywalk, Roxas Blvd. near US Embassy (STILL OPEN FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS)
Contact Persons:

Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary / ICC Philippines; Email:; Mobile No.: 0916-411-64-46 / 0917-372-87-02

Ms. Lyn Maniebo - Dept. of Public Services (DPS), City Government of Manila; Email:

Mr. Marlon Dacio, OIC-Public Safety Dept. City Government of Manila; Email:  Phone: 527-5027/527-9636

  • Tanza, Navotas

1)  Local Government of Navotas
2)  Mr. Joselito Osete- CENRO, Navotas; Phone:(02) 281-6565

  • Navotas Fish Port Complex - Coordinator: Danilo A. Axalan, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority Contact No. (02) 281-2489  Email:


  • Rosario, Cavite and Municipalities and Barangay covered by Labac River - Coordinator: Judaline A. Fabro- DENR-MBCO SMO4-PENRO Cavite - Contact Nos. (046)419-24-74/ (0917) 611-9108/ (0921)415-5644  Email:
  • Brgy Labac, Naic, Cavite - Coordinator: Michael Resurreccion - SIFcare Email:
  • Maragondon, Naic, Ternate, Tanza, Rosario, Noveleta, Bacoor, Cavite City, Imus, Gen. Trias, TMC, Alfonso - Coordinator: Ms. Anabelle L. Cayabyab, PG-ENRO/Province of Cavite - Contact Nos. (0927) 532-7206/ (046) 419-0916  Email:


  • Brgy. Sta. Monica, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Brgy. San Roque, Paombong, Bulacan, Brgy. Pamarawan, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Brgy. Taliptip, Bulakan, Bulacan, Obando, Bulacan

Coordinator: PENRO Celia D. Esteban- DENR PENRO Bulacan; Email:; Contact No. 
(044) 794 7090


  • Lobo Coastal area, Batangas (Batangas State University Lobo Campus) - Rowena O. Anyayahan, Email:
  • Barangay Butong, Taal, Batangas - Coordinator: Maribel O. Simara - Local Government of Taal Email:
  • Nasugbu, Balete Beach, Calatagan, Calaca Beach - Please contact respective local government or PENRO/CENRO/ENRO/DEPED


  • Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental - (Beach & Underwater) - Coordinator: Capt Rick Kirkham PCGA- 505th Auxiliary Squadron/ Frontier Scuba, Sabang Beach;  Email:
  • Bulalacao, Mindoro or Apo Reef, Mindoro - Coordinator: Reisa Maas, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc.; Contact No. (0917) 824-1057  Email:


  • Subic Bay Freeport Zone up to Sta. Cruz, Olongapo City shores and other areas in Zambales (see website:

Provincial Coordinator: 
Zed T. Avecilla -  THE LIGHTHOUSE MARINA RESORT, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines 2222  
Phone:  Manila Direct Line (Tel/Fax): (+63 2) 711.0019;  Subic Line (Tel/Fax): (+63 47) 252.5000 or (+63 47) 252.7545 


  • Province-wide - Coordinator: Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program -- Project Management Office, Provincial Government of Bataan; Contact No. (047) 237-6174  Email:

LAGUNA (Set for October 3, 2015)

  • Barangay  Aplaya, Pila, Laguna: Coordinator: Mr. Robert de Guzman- YDA Laguna- Email:; Contact No. Office: (049) 501-1810 MP: 0918-262-1731. 


  • Entire City of Lapu-lapu including the island barangays (30 barangays) (Beach/shoreline Cleanup):  Coordinator:  Analeh Patindol, Email:; Mobile No. 0916-880-6569 
  • Coasts of Punta Engano to Subabasbas including Olango Island (Underwater Cleanup):  - Contact Person: Andy Berame Email:


  • Batan, Aklan - Coordinator: Marjorie V. Rosales, Batan Municipal Government; Contact No.(0999) 681-4476 Email: 


  • Bancal Fishport, Brgy. Poblacion, Carles, Iloilo - Coordinator: LGU Carles- Contact Person: Ana-May Gadayan  Email:; Mobile No. 0939-793-8263


  • Talomo Beach Area, Talomo Proper, Davao City - Coordinator: Argel Pingot, Advocacy for Community Partnership (ACP); Contact No. (0918) 521-7260  Email:
  • All barangays in Davao City- Coordinator: Davao City Environment Office - Mr. BERNARDINO S. JUSON- Forrester II/ OIC, CENR Officer; Office: (082) 227-8143; 305-9473;  Mobile No. 0919-785-9654


  • San Juan Bay - Coordinator: Science of Identity Foundation (SIF)-CURMA, San Juan, La Union - Contact person:  Liza Resurreccion - Email:; Moblie No.: 0917- 589-54-92  / Kesh Pascua -;  Mobile No.: 0932-154-1154 
  • Ubagan, Sto. Tomas, La Union - Coordinator: Reginor Lyzza A. Roque-DMMMSU-Institute of Fisheries;; Mobile No.: 0917-832-26-80
  • Agoo shorelines, La Union - Contact person: Levy Lee G. Bautista, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU-SLUC, CAS-BPSD) MP: 929-664-8589   Email:


  • Baybay Beach, Barangay 3, Mercedes, Camarines Norte - Coordinator: MARY PRINCESS M. ORDIALES - YES-O/ Mercedes Central School; Email:  Mobile No.: 0908-896-96-84
  • Moon Walk Beach, Mercedes Camarines Norte - Coordinator: Leo O. Boque - Federation of Young Educators-Camarines Norte State College; Contact No. (0946)  617-9860  Email:


  • Ligao City West Coast - Coordinators: Rossauro Perillo, LGU Ligao City - Contact No. 0905-552-3273; Email:
  • Coastline of Barangay Dapdap and Puro, Legazpi City Boulevard - Coordinator: Jason O. Salvadora, BU Science Alliance Club, Bicol University College of Education, Daraga, Albay; Contact No. 977-494-1104  Email:


  • Barangays Tagburos, Tiniguiban, Mandaragat, Maunlad, Matahimik, Bagong Sikat, Mabuhay, Bancao-bancao, Bagong Silang, San Pedro, Liwanag, Sta. Lourdes, Pagkakaisa, and San Isidro

Area Coordinators: 
1)  OPLAN LINIS PROGRAM - ANDREW C. MANLAWE - Email:  Mobile No. 9074586445;  Address : Ground Floor Left Wing City Coliseum Barangay San Pedro Puerto Princesa City Palawan
2) City Government of Puerto Princesa under the leadership of the "Apuradong Administrasyon" Hon. Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron


  • Sta. Maria, Matiag & Latabon, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte - Coordinator: HON.MAYOR JULIUS S. LOBRIGAS - Municipal Government of Siocon; Email:; Mobile No.: -0917-928-99-55


  • Little Sta. Cruz Island and Golf Beach - Coordinator: Enber B. Pacheco, Universidad de Zamboanga; Contact No. (062) 990-1438  Email:


  • Balesin Island, Polillo- Coordinator: Alexander Cenzon, Assistant General Manager for Club Operations, Balesin Island Club  Email:


  • Cortes, Surigao del Sur - Coordinator: Hon Mayor Atty. William M. Angos, CPA- Local Government Unit of Cortes;  Contact No. (0948) 530-1000  Email:


  • Brgy. Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte - Coordinator: Gelly T. Ladaga,  Libertad National High School (YES-O) Contact No. (0909) 399-5388  Email: 

Filipinos to celebrate 30th International Coastal Cleanup on September 19, 2015

The ever-increasing ocean trash – plastic waste in particular – has produced nothing less than a global crisis for ocean waters, marine wildlife and habitat, human health and safety, wasted resources and lost revenues for many nations. Fortunately, this is one environmental issue that can be addressed by tackling trash at the source before it has a chance to reach the water and by changing the behaviors that allow trash into the water in the first place.

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) provides the opportunity to make a difference in a global movement by getting rid of trash/debris from our shorelines, rivers, lakes and waterways; raising environmental awareness; and providing information which will guide and influence governments, corporations and industries in developing smart solutions to the marine debris problem.

ICC is the largest volunteer-based initiative of the Ocean Conservancy, a non government organization based in Washington, D.C., USA. Last year, about 562,000 volunteers from 91 countries and locations have participated in the Cleanup. In the Philippines alone, there were 107,695 volunteers, removing 208, 438 kilos of trash in 335 kilometers of shorelines and waterways.

The 30th International Coastal Cleanup Day will be celebrated this coming September 19, 2015, Saturday.  Everyone is encourage to join this environmental event.

Visit our website for details and register at the Signup-to-Cleanup.

Monday, December 15, 2014

More than 107,000 Filipinos joined the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup

More than 107,000 Filipinos joined the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) last September 20 & 27, 2014. Although total participation went down by 29% due to a weather disturbance, we are acknowledged as one of the top ten countries in the 2014 ICC. 

Cleanup volunteers poured in beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater seas from 29 provinces and 350 cleanup sites to participate in this symbolic event. Zambales was No. 1 among top ten provinces in terms of volunteer turnout, followed by Cebu, NCR, Batangas, Surigao del Sur, Pangasinan, Cavite, Negros Occidental, Quezon and Catanduanes. 

An estimated 14,828 bags of trash weighing 189,245.54 kilos were collected and 287.04 kilometers covered during beach/shoreline, waterway, underwater and watercraft cleanups. Of the total categorized debris items collected, about 67% belonged to the “Top Ten Debris” – a list of the most prevalent trash found in all the cleanups. Food wrappers (41%), cigarette butts (11%), other plastic bags (9%), plastic grocery bags (8%) and straws/stirrers (7%) are top debris on the list. They are also identified as the most prevalent debris for five consecutive years (2009-2013). Plastic take out/away container butts and plastic beverage bottles debris are new items in this year's "Top Ten". Good news, disposable diapers which rank third last year in the list went down to 14th rank.

Among the most unusual items found during the cleanups are 1 high heel shoe, 20 men’s underwear, 1 friendship ring, 1 motorcycle helmet, 12 pillows, 4 blankets and 2 baby cradles/hammocks.

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the largest global volunteer effort for a cleaner and healthier marine environment. ICC which is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September, connects and engages people to remove and record trash/debris from beaches/shorelines, waterways and seas and make a difference - for trash free seas.

Join our cause this 19th of September 2015. Please visit our website for more details.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 International Coastal Cleanup to be held on September 20, 2014

2013 beach cleanup in Olongapo City, Zambales


Trash has infiltrated all reaches of our ocean, causing innumerable impacts to people, water quality, marine wildlife and economies and also one of the sources contributing to climate change. However, there is good news - ocean trash can be prevented by tackling trash at the source before it has a chance to reach the water.

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global volunteer-based initiative geared towards reducing the impacts of marine debris. Celebrated every year on the third Saturday of September, ICC mobilizes a multitude of volunteers from more than 90 countries and states to cleanup trash and debris from beaches/shorelines, rivers, lakes and waterways and to raise environmental awareness.

Last year, there were 182, 408 volunteers nationwide who joined the ICC. They collected 794,181 kilograms of trash over 446 kilometers of beaches, rivers, waterways and underwater areas.

What is unique about ICC? Volunteers don’t just cleanup but they are also tasked to record information on each trash collected on a standardized Ocean Trash Data Form. The Trash Index produced will provide us item-by-item, location-by-location accounting of what’s trashing our oceans. Likewise, information gathered will guide and influence governments, corporations and industries in developing smart solutions to the marine debris problem.

On September 20, 2014, Saturday from 7:00 AM to 11:00AM, everyone is invited to join the 29th International Coastal Cleanup. Please visit our website to register and details on how to organize a Cleanup, orientation slideshows and ICC materials to download. No registration fee.

You may contact:
Mobile Nos. (+63917) 372.87.02 (ICC Philippines) or (+63916) 411.64.46 (PCGA)  
Email:;   Website:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

On-line Data Submission 2013 ICC

During the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) held last September 21, cleanup volunteers have seen all kinds of trash washed out to shores, from unique items like toothbrushes, slippers, umbrellas and handbags to the ubiquitous food wrappers and plastic bags. They recorded every item listed in a data card to help build comprehensive solutions for trash free seas. Although ICC is just a one day event, volunteers have made a meaningful difference in the health and vitality of our seas, rivers and lakes.

Cleanup volunteers may submit the results of the cleanup together with pictures and stories through the following:


Friday, September 20, 2013

Advisory for September 21

The 2013 ICC set for September 21, Saturday will push through. According to weather forecast
from PAGASA, Saturday will be cloudy with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Chance of rain is 90% in the afternoon and evening with rainfall amount near 9.7 mm. Low tide
level in Manila Bay will be 0.23 meters beginning at 4:46 am.

Only those affected by heavy rains and floods need not come. Decision as to the participation of
Elementary and High School students to the event will be placed on the discretion of the parents
and school officials. ICC volunteers from government, business, industries and NGOs sectors are
encouraged to attend. Don't forget to bring protection (umbrella, raincoat, jacket) in case it rains.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Reminders for the 2013 ICC Day on Sept. 21


  1. Signify your participation by signing up at:   or contacting ICC Philippines or a local ICC Coordinator by email or phone. 
  2. Know the basic information about ICC and its mechanics through the website. Become familiar with the new data card, the different debris listed and proper recording  Learn how to make estimations (i.e., 1 sack of debris ≥ 15 pounds or 7 kilos (15 x .45) and 1000 meters=1 kilometer). 
  3. Identify your cleanup site and know how to get there. Invite your friends, classmates, family and neighbors to join you in the cleanup.  
  4. Prepare the following for ICC Day:
  • Rubber/plastic/kitchen glove, sack or net bag, data card, ballpen, bandana/hat/cap, alcohol or hand sanitizer, food and water
  • Long pants or jogging pants, P.E. t-shirt or any T-shirt, preferably with your school/organization logo and color); rubber shoes or any closed shoes

  1. A Group Coordinator has to pre-register his/her respective group at  Submit the final list of volunteers by email at Submit also a copy at the Registration area on ICC day. 
  2. Identify your cleanup site and plan how to get there.  
  3. Conduct an orientation to volunteers about the International Coastal Cleanup and its mechanics, the importance of data collection, how to fill-up the new data card and how to make estimations (i.e., 1 sack of debris ≥ 15 pounds or 7 kilos (15 x .45) and 1000 meters=1 kilometer). 
  4. Remind them to bring rubber/plastic gloves, sacks, hat and hand disinfectant; sandwiches and drinking water. Advise on the proper attire (i.e. long pants/jogging pants, PE uniforms, or any uniformly colored t-shirts to identify your contingents; rubber shoes or any closed shoes). Brief volunteers on safety and dangers (i.e. sharp and pointed objects). 
  5. Be prepared for health emergencies. 
  6. Assign a volunteer to take photos to document your activities. Prepare certificates for your constituents. A template can be downloaded at the ICC Philippines website.

  1. Be at the cleanup site by 6-7 AM for registration  
  2. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the data card, sacks and pair of gloves or can ask at the registration area if available. Attend the kick-off ceremony
  3. Before proceeding to the cleanup area, SAFETY FIRST is the number 1 reminder for volunteers. Watch out for sharp and pointed objects
  4. Apply what you have learned on debris/trash collection and data recording. Remember what debris to record, use of tick-marks and proper estimations. Do not record natural items such as, coconut husk, driftwood, seaweed, & waterlily. Report to your coordinator any dead or entangled wildlife. If possible, recyclable items, such as, glass bottles, plastic bags and water bottles will be segregated
  5. Go over the data card, check for missing information (such as, site name, name of school and coordinator, weight of trash, number of bags) before submitting to your group Coordinator or to the Receiving Area because every detail of data is of paramount important
  6. Take pictures and submit copies in high resolution to for the Philippine Report
Tip 1 -

Group yourselves into 4-5 members with 1 to record and the rest to collect.  Collect first all the debris and do the segregation and recording later. Most of the volunteers adopt this method because they can choose a segregation and recording area where it is shady, safe or far from the water or waves. However, this is applicable if you have a bigger beach or area for segregating and recording. Once the weight of each sack or bag of trash is known using a scale or  through proper estimations  (1 sack=7 kilos), it will be recorded and brought to the hauling area. 

Tip 2-

Make a team of 4-5 volunteers with 1 responsible for recording and the others for collecting and bagging the trash.  As you go along picking up the trash, the volunteer in charge of the data card will record the debris item before you put inside the sack. Only recyclable items, such as, bottles are segregated in a separate sack, to be sold to recycling centers. Once the weight of each sack or bag of trash is known using a scale or  through proper estimations  (1 sack=7 kilos), it will be recorded and brought to the hauling area. 


  1. Organize your group and proceed to the cleanup site by 6-7 am for registration. Submit your pre-registration form at the Registration table. For those who forgot to bring their own datacard and cleanup materials, ask at the Registration area if available
  2. Maintain order during registration and kick-off ceremony. After the ceremony, organize group team (4-5/team) and brief them on safety, trash/debris collection and data recording (1 member to record while others to collect and sack trash/debris)
  3. Proceed to your designated area and oversee the cleanup. If possible, recyclable debris items such as, glass bottles and water bottles will be segregated
  4. Be prepared for health emergencies
  5. Go over their data cards, check for missing information (such as, site name, name of school and coordinator, weight of trash, number of bags) because every detail of data is of paramount important. Submit data cards immediately to the Receiving Area 
  6. Take pictures and submit copies in high resolution to for the Philippine Report
Phone: +632.418.0760; +63917.372.8702/ +63916.411.6446