Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso has directed all barangay, city, school, and government offices in the capital to conduct weekly cleanup drives as part of the city’s makeover project dubbed “Bagong Maynila.”
Manila generates 40 to 50 tons of garbage a day, according to a City Hall official.
Domagoso announced the program during his First 100 Days of “Bagong Maynila” address, where he signed an executive order mandating all 896 barangays and frontline City Hall offices to conduct the cleanup drive.
The order covers all barangay chiefs as well as heads of the Market Administration Office, City Hospitals, City Universities, Manila Department of Social Welfare, Manila Barangay Bureau, Parks Development Office, Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau, Department of Public Services, Public Recreations Bureau, Manila City Library, Department of Engineering and Public Works, Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau, and Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Hall spokesman Julius Leonen said in a statement.
“All above-concerned officials are hereby directed to conduct a once a week cleanup drive in their respective offices and other facilities and areas within their jurisdiction or under their care and management,” the order stated.
Leonen said Domagoso wants the offices to submit a weekly compliance report but did not elaborate if barangay or city officials would be reprimanded if they failed to comply.
“For the past 100 days, the MDRRMO has been conducting daily flushing operations in the streets of the nation’s capital, in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to clear all public roads and sidewalks of obstructions,” he said.
Leonen said the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau and the Manila Police District have been consistently conducting clearing operations, even after the 60-day deadline set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.