The city government of Marikina continues its advocacy in preserving the environment that will help avert the incidence of perennial flooding in the city and its neighboring localities. With this, the city government will hold on Tuesday (January 13) the 5th Mayor Del De Guzman Golf Classic Tournament for a Cause 2015 at the South Course of the Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo City.
Proceeds of the event will go to Marikina Watershed Reforestation Project for the rehabilitation of the Marikina Watershed, the first defense against erosion of rainwater and silts from the Sierra Madre that causes flooding in the city and its nearby localities. Amount that will be generated will fund the reforestation of the watershed through purchase and planting of forest trees and robusta, a variety of coffee.
Tournament registration will start at 10:00 a.m. while the tee-off ceremony which will be graced by Mayor Del De Guzman will be held at 12:00 n.n.
“We are grateful to organizers of such a noble event that not just helps in preserving our natural resources but in stopping a perennial problem which poses danger to lives and properties of our people,” De Guzman said.
Those who would like to participate in the tournament shall pay PhP1,500 joining fee (for senior golfers, and members of Valley Golf and Country Club) or PhP2,500 (for non-members).
This project is supported by Rotary Club of Marikina, with assistance from Philippine Veterans Bank and FF Cruz and Company, Inc, among other sponsors.