By Erma Edera
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed an executive order on Tuesday, mandating all 896 barangays and frontline City Hall offices to conduct a weekly clean-up drive in the nation’s capital.
Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 43 as he delivered “The Capital Report: The First 100 Days of Bagong Maynila” before members of the City Development Council at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday.
The order covers all barangay chairpersons, as well as heads of the Market Administration Office, City Hospitals, City Universities, Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW), Manila Barangay Bureau (MBB), Parks Development Office (PDO), Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau (MTCAB), Department of Public Services (DPS), Public Recreations Bureau (PRB), Manila City Library (MCL), Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW), Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) and Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO).
“All above concerned officials are hereby directed to conduct a once a week clean-up drive in their respective offices and other facilities and areas within their jurisdiction or under their care and management,” the order stated.
“A weekly report of compliance shall be submitted to the undersigned (the City Mayor) through the Office of the City Administrator,” it added.
Domagoso has formally institutionalized the regular clean-up drives under the so-called “Bagong Maynila” administration through the newly-signed executive order.
The Mayor said all city government-operated public markets have been regularly reporting to City Administrator Felixberto Espiritu their respective daily clean-up activities while the MDRRMO has been conducting daily flushing operations in the streets of Manila.