MANILA, Philippines – Tons of trash have been collected halfway through this year’s Traslacion, local authorities said Thursday.
Data form the city government showed that around 70 tons of garbage — enough to fill 14 garbage trucks — were collected as of 10:21 a.m.
The volume of trash which are mostly left by the Catholic devotees participating in the procession were collected along Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park and Ayala Bridge, the Manila Department of Public Services said.
The garbage collected could double by the end of the procession. Last year, officials said around 387 tons of trash were picked up after the Traslacion.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso earlier banned vendors from selling their wares along the procession route to reduce trash.
The Traslacion event this year might end a few hours earlier compared to the times recorded in the past years after authorities made adjustments in the security plan and the procession route. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bernard Dadis)
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