After clearing streets and sidewalks in Divisoria, Pedro Gil and Blumentritt, the Manila Task Force Cleanup removed 150 illegal vendors along Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz district on Thursday.
The operation was pursuant to the order of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to clean up city streets for a smooth flow of vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
Rafael “Che” Borromeo, Task Force head, led in clearing Rizal Avenue from the corner of Carriedo to Ronquillo Streets with the assistance of the Manila Police Station 3, Department of Public Services, Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau, and the Manila Fire Department.
Early this week, Estrada himself supervised the clearing of Divisoria and Blumentritt, resulting in marked improvement in traffic flow in these commercial areas.
Borromeo reminded other vendors along Carriedo Street to observe city regulations and not to extend their stalls into the street or they will be charged with obstruction.