LOOK: Thousands join coastal cleanup drive in Zambales, Tacloban

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 16 2017 03:37 PM | Updated as of Sep 16 2017 08:40 PM

Thousands took part in the International Coastal Cleanup Day in Zambales and Tacloban City, Leyte Saturday. 

In San Narciso, Zambales, residents and volunteers helped pick-up garbage along the shores of Barangay Lapaz.

According to Rear Admiral Gerry Reyes of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, the province holds the record for having the most number of volunteers, reaching up to 200,000 who picked up garbage from beaches in 2015. 

Meanwhile, an ABS-CBN news team and representatives from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas joined Typhoon Yolanda survivors in planting trees and collecting trash from the shorelines and waterways of Tacloban.

The International Coastal Cleanup is a worldwide program of the Ocean Conservancy organization, which aims to protect the world's oceans amid the proliferation of garbage, particularly plastic, in waters across the globe.

-- With reports from Sharon Evite and John Mark Guda, ABS-CBN News