Sinulog 2019: DENR Reminds Participants To Manage Their Waste

DENR Central Visayas Reminds Sinulog 2019 Participants to Manage their Waste

SINULOG 2019 – DENR reminded the participants of the Sinulog 2019 festival to be responsible for their waste.

Cebu City celebrates the Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival annually every third Sunday in January. It is one of the Catholic celebration in the Philippines.

A lot of people from all over the country to witness their colorful and amusing dancers performing on the streets carrying the Sto. Niño figure.

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Other cities in the country also celebrate their own version of Sinulog, namely: Butuan City, Balingasag Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, Kabankalan City, and Maasin City.

Devotees prayed for the Señor Sto. Niño or the Child Jesus which they believed to be miraculous.

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Following a previous article, the Sinulog festival in Cebu has already announced their activities up to their highlights.

It will surely be a lot of fun and enjoyment not only for the Cebuanos but all the Filipino who attend the feast.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas campaigned for the Plastic Free Sinulog. The government anticipated a lot of visitors to the city and the disposal of plastic waste should be observed.

The government agency wishes to protect the city and has announced on the social media that the public should observe practices that will protect the environment.

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Photo Source: @DENR Central Visayas FB

DENR posted several statements on their Facebook account. DENR Regional Executive Director Gilbert C. Gonzales suggested for the people to prefer the use of reusable utensils and containers to minimize waste and to bring only sufficient food.

“Scores of the uncollected and unsegregated wastes are left spread on the streets or in open lits, or find their way into and choke our rivers and esteros, posing risks to the health and safety of surrounding communities,” Gonzales added.

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Photo Source: @DENR Central Visayas FB

The DENR Director hoped for the people who are participating in Sinulog should also be responsible for their garbage.

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