PARANG, June 14 -- overnment organizations (NGOs), with the support of the town government, have vowed to initiate a periodic cleanup drive in the coastal areas here following the collection of some five tons of garbage at its shorelines on Sunday.

"We have yet to finalize the upcoming cleanup schedules with the town government that has initially approved of our advocacy," Kennedy Dicay, chapter president of the Reformed United Karancho, a community service-oriented organization, told reporters here Monday.

Other organizations that joined the cleanup drive were the Parang Fishermen's Association and the town's Payong-Payong Tricycle Group, among others.

Gathered from the five-kilometer shorelines of Zone Beach and Punta Beach areas here ...