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Delikado sa kalusugan! Joe III changes mind, decides not to swim in city’s polluted beaches

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Citing health, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he will no longer swim in the city’s coastline, The Daily Guardian reported.

He would just go for a dip, Espinosa said as he assured his committment in cleaning up the polluted beaches in the city.

“I will do it but I was advised that the public might follow me. As the mayor, I am still weighing the possible repercussions of the action so instead of swimming maybe I’ll just submerge myself into the water partly,” according to him.

“We also don’t want to compromise the health of the public although what we actually just want is for the public to be aware,” he added.

Espinosa earlier announced his plan to clean up a total of 26 coastal barangays (from Bitoon, Jaro to Santo Niño Sur, Arevalo) in the metro, taking cue from the Boracay island and Manila Bay rehab program of the national government.