The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched the “Bayanihan sa Barangay” project in Pasig City as part of the agency’s clean-up drive to provide assistance to densely populated areas and bring its services closer to the public.
MMDA chairman Romando Artes and assistant general manager for operations David Angelo Vargas, and local city officials led by Mayor Victor Sotto and Vice Mayor Robert Jaworski Jr. led the opening of the project in barangays San Nicolas and Pinagbuhatan on Wednesday.
At the launch, MMDA personnel from various offices such as the Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office, Health, Public Safety, and Environmental Protection Office, Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group, and Traffic Engineering Center conducted several activities such as drainage declogging, sidewalk clearing operations, and painting of pedestrian lanes, among others.
“The MMDA is planning to make this Bayanihan sa Barangay on a regular basis to maintain cleanliness in the city,” Artes said.
The MMDA chief also said his agency has already allocated a budget to build a bigger park in Pasig City.
Sotto and Jaworski expressed gratitude to the MMDA and reminded city residents that everyone’s help is needed to maintain cleanliness in their community.
The MMDA also held orientation sessions on anti-smoking, anti-littering, solid waste management, disaster preparedness, and trash-to-cash programs.