1,300 Join Cleanup Drive in Bacolod
Around 1,300 personnel of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO), Department of Education (DepEd) and Bacolod City Government Center joined the simultaneous cleanup and re-painting of vandalized walls in three strategic areas of Bacolod City Saturday (Nov. 18).
Mayor Evelio Leonardia leads the “sendoff” of personnel of Bacolod City Police Office and Bacolod Traffic Authority Office for the massive cleanup and re-painting of vandalized walls along Bacolod streets Saturday (Nov. 18).*
City Administrator John Orola, who spearheaded the cleanup drive called “Bacolod, Palangga Ko,” said the 1,300 participants were assigned in Public Plaza, South Capitol Road, and Negros Occidental High School premises.
The activity was in partnership with Davies Paints, which donated paints, and Merzci, which donated bottled water and snacks, Orola added.
Personnel of the Bacolod City Police Office re-paint the vandalized walls along Rosario Street in the area of Police Station 4, Brgy. Villamonte.* (Photo courtesy of Caravan BCPO)
Mayor Evelio Leonardia had ordered for a massive clean-up and repainting of walls with graffiti on streets, public markets, and thoroughfares.
“All public markets, streets and government properties were among the top priorities in the cleanup drive,” Orola added.
Among the reasons for the cleanup drive was the preparation for the 3-day National Union of Career Executive Officers General Assembly slated November 21 to 23.
There will be around 1,000 delegates from all over the country, Orola added.
Expected at the assembly are Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez, he added.*