Look: Once polluted creek in Iligan now a crystal clear pond for Kois goes viral online

“Action takes many forms, and every action counts.”

Credits to Douglas Garcia

Credits to Douglas Garcia

This is lifted from the caption of Extreme Iligan PH in describing its post showcasing the successful transformation of the once polluted Baslayan Creek into a clean sanctuary for ornamental fishes in this part of Mindanao.

Baslayan Creek is located in Purok de Oro, Zone 3, Poblacion, Iligan City.

Credits to Douglas Garcia

Credits to Douglas Garcia

The clean and green project in Baslayan Creek has been made possible by the cooperation of the local government and the community dwellers near the creek.

The photos showing the successful rehabilitation of Baslayan Creek was uploaded in the Facebook page of Explore Iligan Ph on March 11, 2017.

The photos has gathered 4,401 shares, more than 8,900 reactions and 403 comments.

Let us check the comments of the netizens to see how they react.

Tio Ralph commented: “Beautiful. Very inspiring.”

Netizen Yren Ocnarf  commented: “Grabe ka hugaw ana sauna ui. Grabe ug transformation. ” (This used to be a very dirty creek. The transformation is amazing!)

JanVincent Legaspi remarked: “Wow..ibig sabihin lang nun na disiplinado na ang nga tao sakanila..sana magkaroon pa ng mga ganito sa iba pang panig ng pilipinas😁”

Joy Gotingco Seshimo said: “wow, great job for the livelihood cleanliness in my hometown. hoping dili lng unta dha nga lugar kung dli s atong tibuok lugar s ILIGAN! must need each others kind cooperation, continuous and right practice of doing, full support and/or help from each and everyone.

More power for the beautiful/wonderful improvement and better success of our city.
GOD bless us all…”

This Manileña named Beatrice Ann Dolores asked the Iliganons how they did it.

 “Pwede po bang malaman kung anong aksyon ang ginawa dito upang maging inspirasyon sa amin dito sa Manila? :)”

Angelique Anne Lapid compared the creek in Iligan to that of the canals in Japan and wrote:  “Parang sa japan ba ang mga canal nila may fish

Chivar Maximillan Pilones commented: waw paano nyo yan naachieved??? sana makarating kay gina lopez yan community effort nyo ang galing ng naattain nyo jan”

Paul Kenjie Baltazar  has nothing but praises “Fantastic anything is possible if we put ourselves into it.”

Margeuries House praised the community for a job well done. She said the residents could earn by selling fish feeds to the tourist. Maau kaau nga initiative. Pwede na makakwarta ang brgy ug residents ani mamaligya ug fish feeds. Isa sa activity sa farm tourism.”

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