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MANILA, QC START CLEANUP OF CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

The local governments of Manila and Quezon City have started the operations to remove the election campaign materials used during the May 9 polls.

In his Facebook live update recently, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he ordered the Department of Public Service (DPS) to clear the streets and other areas of campaign materials to prevent them from ending in riverways and esteros (creeks).

“Tanggalin na ang mga naiwang paraphernalia ng mga kandidato sa poste, sa pader, sa bakod, sa mga commercial area, at mga kawad ng kuryente.”

“I have ordered, and thanks to DPS Director Kenneth Amurao and City Engineering office at City Electrician Office, na kung saan tanggalin na ang mga naiwang paraphernalia ng mga kandidato sa poste, sa pader, sa bakod, sa mga commercial area, at mga kawad ng kuryente,” Moreno said.

He also called on private individuals who may be having a hard time cleaning their areas to seek assistance from the city government.

Moreno, who already conceded his defeat in the presidential race, said the city government will immediately respond to their requests.

Barangay officials are also encouraged to cooperate and clear their respective areas, he added.

Quezon City reelected Mayor Joy Belmonte has also directed the Department of Sanitation and Cleanup Works of Quezon City (DSQC) in cooperation with the city’s 142 barangays to conduct a massive clean-up drive.

“This is meant to ensure that election paraphernalia will be disposed of properly and not clog the city’s waterways.” 

“This is meant to ensure that election paraphernalia will be disposed of properly and not clog the city’s waterways. Kailangan nating masiguro na mabilis at maingat nating maililigpit ang mga campaign paraphernalia at hindi maging sanhi ng anumang problema sa ating lungsod,” Belmonte said.

The DSQS and the Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), she said, have already collected tons of election campaign materials along Maginhawa Street and the nearby Barangay Teachers Village.

Meanwhile, reusable materials are temporarily kept at the barangay Commonwealth material recovery facility for possible recycling.

Belmonte also urged individual candidates to voluntarily remove their campaign posters to keep the city clean. 

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