SBMA set to mark Earth Day
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is slated to celebrate Earth Day with a week-long activity that would focus on the ecological aspects of this premier Freeport, more specifically its rainforests.
“We want everybody at the Subic Bay Freeport to get involved in preserving the ecological balance here. The ecological aspects of Subic are some of the factors which set it apart from other Freeport zones,” SBMA Ecology Manager Ameth Dela Llana said, adding that the event will start on the April 22 and will end on the 25th.
Dela Llana also said that the agency would take part in the Heritage Seed Project wherein old photos from prior Earth Day Celebrations will be sold to fund for the creation of the project.
“The Heritage Seed Project is a non-profit organization which we initially created that will help in the environmental protection and conservation of the Freeport. Right now, we are still looking for members who will be a part of this organization,” Dela Llana said.
The foundation, according to her, will protect the Subic Bay itself along with the rainforests found inside this premier Freeport.
“They will work hand-in-hand with the SBMA in the monitoring of the environment along with the handling of the treatment of water,” Dela Llana said.
The event will start with officially with a flag-raising ceremony in front of the administration building of the SBMA.