Estero de Tripa de Gallina in Pasay City (2016-2017)
Over the last two years since assuming operations of LRT-1, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has worked to contribute towards the sustainable development of cities and communities through improved safety, comfort and convenience of commuters, with special attention to the needs of women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons. In 2016, LRMC’s Live for the Rivers Movement was launched to address the river pollution and restore life in Metro Manila’s longest creek, the Estero de Tripa de Gallina (ETG). LRMC stepped up its commitment by providing livelihood to urban poor communities with the production of Vetiver Grass and Mabuhay Balls and engaging over 800 volunteers for the clean-up.
Liwasang Bonifacio Clean-up (2018)
In celebration of its third anniversary as LRT-1 operator, LRMC mobilized hundreds of volunteers to give back to Manileños by leading a cleanup and landscaping project at the historical landmark, Liwasang Bonifacio. Liwasang Bonifacio is a 700 square-meter park in the heart of Manila. It is adjacent to the historical Philippine Post Office, 300 meters from LRT-1’s Central Station. Volunteers were composed of representatives from LRMC, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Health (DOH), and the local government units of Manila, Pasay, and Parañaque.
Bikeways Clean-up (2019)
Last 16 November 2019, LRMC spearheaded the “Live for the Rivers and Bikeways Clean-up” with over 600 volunteers from the company; Manila, Makati, Pasay and Paranaque LGUs; MMDA; and DOTr. Employees of LRMC worked with partner volunteers to give a fresh lift to street levels of Central Terminal and Libertad stations, Lions Street near Arroceros Park, riverbanks bordering Makati and Pasay, and upper Estero de Tripa de Gallina.