IN celebration of the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022, Navotas held simultaneous clean-up drives in Barangays Bagumbayan North, Tangos North and Tangos South and Tanza Marine Tree Park.
More than 150 individuals participated in the event with no less than the Tiangco brothers – Mayor John Rey Tiangco and Rep.Toby Tiangco- who spearheaded the event encouraged the participants to make coastal cleanup a habit.
“It is our duty to keep our coastal areas clean to maintain the ecosystem in these waters and sustain a healthy aquatic environment,” the mayor said.
Rep. Tiangco, a former mayor, said that keeping the coastal areas must be part of the residents’ lifestyle.
Valenzuela’s planned crematorium has ‘NavoHimlayan’ as its model
Valenzuela Mayor Wes Gatchalian has visited the NavoHimlayan Columbarium in Navotas before his plans to put up their own facility using it as its model.
Gatchalian has expressed high regard for Navotas’ crematorium and funeral chapel and his desire to build the same for Valenzuela.
The Tiangco brothers had partnered to establish the three-year-old NavoHimlayan designed to address the issues of congestion and lack of space in the city’s public cemetery.
It also offers free funeral services to indigent Navoteños, according to the Tiangco brothers.
The Navotas mayor said the NavoHimlayan was the realization of the promise of the city government that it will take care of Navoteños from womb to tomb.
Since 2008, the city government has been offering free burial services to poor constituents. Included in the program are free casket, burial set-up, cremation, urn with nameplate, and use of columbarium vaults.
Navotas builds more classrooms, opens vaccine cold room
Mayor JRT led the groundbreaking of additional public school buildings in the city and the blessing of the Navotas Vaccine Cold Room.
Navotas National High School and Daanghari Elem. School (DES) will soon have new four-story school buildings with eight classrooms while Tangos Elem. School 1 will also have a four-story building with 12 classrooms.
“Nine more school buildings are up for construction this year. We hope for the timely completion of these projects so we could accommodate more students and avoid shifting classes.”
Meanwhile, the cold room at the Vocational Training Center in Barangay NBBS will store Covid-19 vaccines and routine vaccines for pediatric immunization.
Its bio-refrigerators can safely keep vaccine diluents while its freezers can can store around 35,000 vials of sensitive and extremely cold temperature-dependent vaccines.