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About Town | Maytunas Creek Rehabilitation Garners Praises for PRRC

Thanks to PRRC Executive Director Jose Goitia and to all PRRC employees, the Maytunas Creek was finally rehabilitated. With the efforts, Mayor Carmelita "Menchie" Abalos expresses her gratitude to PRRC.
According to Goitia, the said creek’s 1,368 linear meters of recovered easements also feature solar-powered and electric lighting fixtures, paver blocks, concrete bench, railings, and ramp for persons with disabilities.

The PRRC installed waste water interventions at Maytunas creek such as bioremediation and interceptor canal.
Prior to its rehabilitation, Mandaluyong LGU’s environmental management department head Emmanuel “Sonny” Oblea shared that they used to receive numerous complaints about the massive volume of wastes in Maytunas creek.
Mandaluyong City likewise installed trash traps before but their efforts were unsuccessful due to the massive amount of garbage to clean.
Oblea pointed out the important role of PRRC’s leadership and interagency cooperation in rehabilitating the creek that has prevented the flooding in the area.

“Hindi pa ‘to [inter-city installation of trash traps] nagagawa, naglalagay na kami ng trap. Sa loob ng isang buwan, apat na beses na naglilinis kami because of numerous complaints,” said Oblea.