Effectiveness of Voluntary Community Service to Maintain Cleanliness of Tullahan River in Nitang, Novaliches, Quezon City
Keywords:effectiveness, community service, cleanliness
Tuliahan River is one of the rivers that created a flood in Novaliches, Quezon City, which affects many families with their daily living. The researchers came up with this idea because they want to give them advice and guidelines to express their concern about this problem. Ondoy is a super typhoon that marked a tragic end to thousands of lives because of its unpredicted flash floods. Nowadays, people generally encounter. Some people express their disappointment because of the flood, and one of these causes is foul smell and other diseases they can get from it. The researchers came up with this study entitled “Advocacy to Improve the cleanliness of Tuliahan River in Nitang, Novaliches, Quezon City.” The researchers will be able to know what will be the alternative way to lessen the people who are involved in the impurity of the Tuliahan River. The researchers used the survey method to collect relevant information and data. The respondents of the study were 50 selected Grade 12 Accountancy, Business, and ManagementStrandstudents living in the area. The respondents were selected purposively for a better assessment of the study. Based on the results of the study, the main reason why the people living near that area is having the struggle to prevent the river from being polluted. Based on the findings, conducting community service can improve the cleanliness of Tuliahan River in Nitang, Novaliches, and it may also help the residences in terms of the following. (1) Concerning the waste collected, there is a positive condition in lessening the waste collected because there is a time to segregate their garbage along the river. The students that are living in that area, together with other residents, will also be able to segregate their waste and avoid throwing it in the river. Garbage should be collected three times a week. (2) Concerning the health condition and lifestyle of the residents, community service should be conducted to improve the condition and quality of water in the river. Conducting community service will also be a protection of the residents against harmful diseases coming from the dirty river. It will also help them to become responsible. The residents are recommended to be focused on the alternative ways on how to prevent river pollution. Trash should be segregated to biodegradable, nonbiodegradable, and recyclable should be implemented.