Amid the celebration of Valentine's Day today, more than 250 employees from the DENR here and the local government of Sta. Ana in Pampanga actively joined in a cleanup drive held this morning at Matubig creek in San Agustin village.

Said creek flows to Betis river, which directly drains to Manila Bay.

A total of 1,960 kilograms of wastes, composed of plastic cups, straws, candy wrappers, and other single-used plastics, were collected.

The activity is part of the Manila Bay cleanup and rehabilitation program of the government.