• QC to start removing election materials

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    The Quezon City (QC) government, in partnership with Eco-Waste Coalition, Department of Interior and Local Government-QC and Miss Earth Foundation, is set to remove all the campaign materials of candidates starting on Tuesday.

    The local government over the weekend announced that it would concentrate on removing non-biodegradable campaign materials that contribute to garbage generation and clogging of waterways and drainage systems.

    Mayor Herbert Bautista said the activity will kick off in front of the Quirino Elementary School along Anonas Avenue in Barangay 2B at about 7 a.m.

    According to the city’s environmental protection and waste management department (EPWMD), the special clean-up operation forms part of the QC government’s effort to clear the city’s main roads and barangay streets of all election campaign materials and related paraphernalia.

    “What the city will be doing is to maintain cleanliness in the city and eliminate all these eyesores and materials that later contribute to garbage generation,” said EPWMD head Frederika Rentoy.

    According to Rentoy, the cleanup operation will also involve the proper disposal of election materials removed during the activity.

    The EPWMD has appealed to city residents for cooperation to enable the city government to effectively carry out the cleaning and clearing operation.

    Jing Villamente

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