Elohists Clean Sitio Pulo Island

Sitio Pulo Island Cleanup Drive
Sitio Pulo Island Cleanup Drive

November 27,2016 Cleanup Drive at Sitio Pulo

Sitio Pulo Cleanup Drive with 82 Passionate Students

Aboard boats to Sitio Pulo were college students from the Elohist University Clubs Association.

82 students from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UP); National University (NU); University of Caloocan City (UCC); and City of Malabon University (CMU)  chose to devote their Sunday helping the environment on November 27th. Some personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) joined the volunteers.


189 sacks removed in less than three hours

Aiming to clean Block 1 and 2 of Sitio Pulo, Elohists armed themselves with rakes, ropes, and tons of rice sacks. To work efficiently, volunteers worked by buddies and lined up along the shore. They not only picked up trash, varying from plastic to leather, but also segregated them sacks upon sacks by category.

In carrying the sacks of garbage to the assembly place, unity is evident among the members. Male members made use of bamboos lying around to create a makeshift carrier of garbage sacks, to bring many at once. Even female Elohists carried sacks on their shoulders. Upon seeing the members, some kids from the residential area began helping the volunteers. The kids, who went to the island only to play and swim, cheerfully helped the volunteers in picking up garbage and carrying sacks.

In less than three hours, Elohists gathered 189 sacks of garbage from Sitio Pulo. The sacks of garbage will be transported to the baywalk the following day.

“We saw the perseverance of the members to help clean the community, so we are very grateful,” said Ms. Lara S. Fajardo, an Information System Analyst I of DENR-NCR. “On behalf of DENR-NCR and our Regional Director, Ms. Lourdes Wagan, we are very thankful that the Elohist Organization chose this site for their cleanup.”

Sitio Pulo, A Bird Haven

Sitio Pulo is a long narrow island surrounded by mudflats, situated in the Manila Bay coast of Navotas. It is a sitio in the northern village of Tanza, formerly connected to the mainland by a bamboo bridge.

It used to be really beautiful as mangrove trees covered its entirety, and had a variety of fauna. Currently, it is home to 2,000 birds. Egrets, terns, kingfishers, gulls and plovers come to the island during winter in the northern or southern hemispheres. Even the Chinese egret, which was formerly a seasonal visitor, has now made Sitio Pulo its home.

But it all changed when informal settlers began moving in. Cutting down mangroves, the settlers turned them into firewood. They even catch birds for food.

Sitio Pulo, A Clean Haven

Hoping to make Sitio Pulo a healthy haven for migratory birds, Elohist members resolved not to stop just yet. To make Sitio Pulo a safe and clean haven, Elohists plan to continually conduct cleanup campaigns in the island.

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    • Wow,189 sacks were removed in less than three hours? Great!! Gathering the hands,we can easily make environment clean. Good Job
      Thank u Father n Mother~

  1. So wonderful job, so wonderful people!!
    My mind is so cleaned through the pictures of Before & After. I’m sure Elohist members will clean up the world and change the world.

  2. We all need this kind of activity, but not easy to spare time for another. It’s good and brave to put into practice what is in mind! Just thinking is of no use. I truly feel warm in my heart.

  3. Wow, University students are very busy but you make time and effort to help others. It makes me touched! They are good examples for all the young people!

  4. While reading this artice with poctures, I notice they are really joyful to clean up for their society. I give thanks to them who show us the good deeds this world needs.

  5. Very inspiring po ng event na ito. Good job! Hope that many people will join on the upcoming events of Elohist to display God’s glory. Thanks to Father and Mother!

  6. All students of WMSCOG in the whole world love the environment of the earth and make little change from dark world to beautifull world.
    These days, Young people don’t think the environment and don’t try to preserve the earth. All You do great deed! Let’s change the world to better place!

  7. Elohim God makes us realize how to love and serve each other through the great love and sacrifices of God. We can make the world more beautiful place with love of God.

  8. “Upon seeing the members, some kids from the residential area began helping the volunteers.” This sentence remains in my heart. Our practice can change around people even though less.!

  9. I can feel true happiness, looking at the pictures. We must follow God’s will for us to be the light and the salt of the world ! 🙂

  10. WMSCOG is the light and salt of dark world. We learned that these good acting from our Heavenly Father and Mother. Please, come to heavenly Mother’s loving arms. You must be happy.*^^*

  11. This volunteer service of the Church of God is good example for many students .
    It is good chance to learn to help people and make a better future.

  12. It is very touching. Young university student members of WMSCOG also practice all teachings of Heavenly Mother. They don’t hesitate to participate in volunteer works for neighbors and environments in obedience to God’s teachings. Feel very proud of them.

  13. You who are members in WMSCOG make the world warm and happy. I am proud of you and thanks to God the Father and Mother to realize true love. WE LOVE YOU♥

  14. What a big change we can see through the picture from before and after of cleaning. Young generations nowadays really don’t care much about the neighbors or others but the Church of God members who cleaned and helped the area all seem to be young. Keep up the nice work!

  15. My brothers and sisters, the Elohists who love Elohim God ; God the Father and God the Mother and follow Their teachings! Regardless of young and old, Elohists make an effort to shine the light of glory of Elohim God through good deeds for others.
    I am also proud of being a Elohist.

  16. The member of World Mission Society church of God always carry out various activities so that they make positive contribution to the whole world. They truly share the love of Mother and happiness to the world.

  17. Everyone look very beautiful:) The clean up activities really one of the practice neighborly love and helping for the community. God bless you!

  18. Wow! It really make my heart melt when i saw all their sacrifice just to clean the Sitio Pulo, truly God’s Heart is in them. 😀 I am a proud member of this group for God our Father and Mother really teaches everyone the word called LOVE and it was really shown by each and everyone’s deeds. <3 😀 WE LOVE YOU! WAAAAAA~

  19. Wow~~ Beautiful efforts of the children of God~~ ^^ Heavenly Father and Mother must be really pleased with you for shining the glory of God all over the Philippines 🙂 Animo!