• Sachets eyed to curb Metro floods

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    IN a move to address the coun-try’s perennial problem on flooding caused by clogging of sewerage, a consumer goods manufacturing firm has launched a campaign in which their plastic sachets are turned into hollow blocks and pavers.

    Chito Macapagal, vice president for corporate affairs of Uniliver Philippines on Tuesday said instead of going and clogging the sewerage, the sachets are being collected by the company and converted into hollow blocks and pavers.

    These hollow blocks and pavers, he added, are being donated to 30 beneficiary public schools nationwide.

    Among these schools were Ilaya Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal; Dualtech Center in Canlu-bang, Laguna; Candau-ay Elementary School in Dumaguete; and Balulang National High School in Cagayan de Oro.

    “We have a role to play inside the Philippines to help reduce our trash,” said Macapagal during their “Building Blocks for Change” media event in Makati City.

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