Bacolod post-poll cleanup starts

BACOLOD City – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) had started removing tarpaulins and election campaign materials of local and national candidates.

CDRRMO cluster head Joemarie Vargas said they started the initiative on Wednesday.

He also encouraged local poll candidates to serve as role models in cleaning up the campaign materials hanged in various parts of the city, which came from them in the first place.

Earlier, the Sangguniang Panlungsod had passed a resolution requesting the CDRRMO, Department of Public Service and concerned citizens to assist local poll candidates in pulling out their campaign materials and cleaning up poster areas right after the May 13 national and local elections.

Councilor Sonya Verdeflor said these posters hanged in every corner of the city must be removed already.

“We can still see campaign posters, streamers, flyers, and billboards of local and national candidates swarming every nook and corner of the city,” she said.

She added the campaign materials are mostly made out of non-biodegradable plastic.

“If left uncollected after the elections these would result to huge piles of garbage that would block our city’s drainage and cause flooding all over the city once the rainy seasons start,” Verdeflor stressed. /PN


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