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2:40 PM May 16, 2019

Date Updated:

2:40 PM May 16, 2019

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MMDA Collects Tons of Election Trash In These Locations

MMDA – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected most of the campaign trash in these locations.

Now that the 2019 midterm election is done, it’s time to remove all the election campaign materials that are posted on common poster areas.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) are the ones who gave the rules where to place the campaign materials.

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The Philippine National Police (PNP), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are the only agencies who are allowed to remove the illegal campaign materials.

Based on a report from Philstar, the MMDA reported the locations that have the most number of election trash.

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The said government agency gathered at least seven (7) truckloads of rejected election campaign materials in the Metropolis.

Chief of MMDA Parkway Clearing Group, Francis Martinez, stated that they collected a total of 23.42 tons of trash after the 2019 election.

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According to the report, the MMDA chief said that his men used scrapers in removing those discarded posters from the concrete walls.

Francis Martinez said they removed 21,700 tarpaulins and posters that are attached to the electric posts.

On March 1, the agency initiated the “Oplan Baklas” and collected 134,700 illegal election campaign posters in the city.

We have collected 168.84 tons of campaign materials this midterm elections,” he said.

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Based on the report, the number of trash collected in this 2019 midterm elections is lower compared to the 2016 elections. The MMDA gathered 206 tons of trash during that election.

Francis Martinez said they collected most of the discarded campaign materials in Manila, Parañaque and Quezon City.

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