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Busy days for MMDA

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Workers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are facing busy days ahead removing campaign materials that virtually turned the metropolis into garbage bin.

MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos deployed two teams to conduct simultaneous road clearing and removal of illegally posted campaign materials in several areas in Manila, one of the areas in Metro Manila with intense political rivalry.

Along with dump trucks, adjustable ladder, man lifter, and cleaning materials, the first team were deployed to Lacson, Tayuman, Moriones, Abad Santos, Juan Luna, Gagalagin, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Recto.

The second group was sent to Dapitan, A. Maceda Street, Sampaloc area.

The teams target campaign materials such as posters and tarpaulins that were left in the streets and polling precincts by the candidates and their supporters

The post-election clean-up is also aimed at sprucing up schools, which were used as voting precincts, in time for the opening of classes next month.

Francis Martinez, MMDA Metroparkway Clearing Group, said removal of posters and leaflets posted on the walls of buildings and along the concrete walls will be a challenge for the workers as starch and other adhesives were used to paste them.