30th Int’l. Coastal Clean Up Day

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President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada delivers brief remarks at today’s kick-off event for the 30th International Coastal CleanUp Day held at the Baywalk, Manila. More than 9,000 volunteers signed up for the event – more than double last year’s 4,000 – to help in cleaning up the city’s coastal areas of the garbage and other debris which continue to pollute the bay’s waters and threaten its ecosystem. (Photos by Joel Santos)