MMDA starts cleanup ops after village polls

MANILA Personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected more than 15 cubic meters of trash as the agency started its cleanup operations Tuesday following Monday's Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections.

The MMDA has deployed at least 100 street sweepers and members of its clearing group in selected areas in the cities of ParaAaque, Taguig and Makati City to assist the local government units (LGUs) on their respective cleanup activities.

The agency's operations seek to remove campaign materials littered along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

Aside from major thoroughfares, we have deployed personnel upon the request of local Comelec (Commission on Elections) offices to clear campaign materials in some LGUs MMDA Parkway Clearing Group head Francis Martinez said in a statement.

The MMDA has collected various election paraphernalia such as papers, plastic and tarpaulins scattered on the streets, polling precincts, schools and public places.

So far, we have collected 15.81 cubic meters of garbage left during the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Martinez said.

The MMDA expects to finish its cleanup activities within this week. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency