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Accenture Inc employees’ help clean Estero de Pandacan

Eva Mae Nares
March 15, 2016

Accenture employees together with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC),  and the River Warriors of Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) recently conducted a clean-up drive at Estero de Pandacan, Brgy. 843, Pandacan, Metro Manila.

The leading BPO company in the Philippines, Accenture Inc has always been supporting the advocacy of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s KBPIP program to help clean and rehabilitate the Esteros in Metro Manila.

For the third time around, 38 employees of the said company cleaned the easement along Estero de Pandacan as well as scooped the floating garbage. The River Warriors and some barangay officials also participated during the clean-up drive.

Brgy. 843 Chairman Tito Arispe said that the collaborative efforts of residents in the Barangay is an  important factor to achieve a clean and safe environment, and he is grateful to have Accenture Inc. employees who volunteered and shared  their time and effort to clean the Estero de Pandacan.

“Unang-una sa lahat dapat ang mga tao dito  dapat makipagtulungan, kooperasyon lamang ang kailangan dito kasi dapat ang  mga basura hindi tinatapon sa ilog yan, dito may proyekto kami dito na nilalagyan ng bakod para hindi na magtapon ng basura sa ilog ang mga tao.” said Chairman Tito Arispe, Brgy 843, Zone 92, Pandacan, Manila. (First of all, the residents should help each other, cooperation is very important. People should not throw their garbage, that’s why we created a fencing project as a deterrent as well as to protect and preserve the cleanliness of the estero.)

“Masaya sa feeling na makatulong sa mga tao lalo na malapit sa mga bahay tapos ito yung nalalanghap nila everyday. So parang it is an opportunity na makatulong kahit papaano na malinis yung estero nila.” Chris Mary Bulatao, Accenture Employee (I am happy to help people in here especially the residents who suffer from water pollution every day. It is an opportunity for us to help clean their estero.)

This is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Accenture Inc. in championing a clean and safe Esteros and the Pasig River for the next generations.