Marikina City LGU orders city-wide cleanup drive

Published July 18, 2019, 7:23 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The local government of Marikina City has ordered a city-wide cleanup drive to maintain the cleanliness of the city.

Acting City Administrator Adrian Salvador said Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro has recently issued the order to keep the city’s sidewalks walkable.

“Mayor Marcy wants to keep Marikina a walkable city—free of obstructions and garbage. We here in Marikina believe cleanliness and order reflect the city’s good governance,” Salvador said.

“We’ve been maintaining our walkways and roads clean for more than 30 years already, unlike in other cities in Metro Manila,” he added.

Teodoro directed the City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) to scrub sidewalks in order to remove the mosses that might cause passersby to slip while walking.

“Ang prinayoridad po namin ay ang sidewalks sa major roads kung saan maraming dumaraan, pero lilinisin po namin lahat ng sidewalks sa Marikina. Iyan po ang utos ni Mayor Marcy (Our priority are the sidewalks along major roads where the volume of people pass by, but we will also clean all sidewalks in Marikina. That’s the mandate of Mayor Marcy),” said Ramil Manuel, Officer-in-Charge of CEMO.

Manuel said they are maintaining the cleanliness of 2,446 streets in Marikina.

He also reminded litterbugs of the P500 fine as mandated by City Ordinance No. 73.

As per City Ordinance No. 135, a fine of P2000 will be imposed to residents or business establishment caught of improper disposal of trash.

Residents, however, could choose community service or to donate their blood as a penalty.