Smells like trouble


Smells like trouble

The stink from the Pulang Lupa open dump in Las Piñas reaches even nearby barangays (villages). What is the city government doing about this problem?—Dave, Las Piñas City

No to dump

The Taytay dump is causing a lot of inconvenience to residents. The area is muddy and very smelly.—Jay Vargas, Angono, Rizal

Road repair needed

Potholes on Bonnie Serrano Avenue, Quezon City side, are slowing down vehicular traffic. Paging DPWH and Quezon City government.—Eric Binayas, Bonnie Serrano Avenue, Quezon City


The sidewalks in the Muñoz area from across the market should be cleared of vendors. The area smells really awful because the street vendors dispose of their garbage improperly. It’s not at all good and safe for pedestrians.—Julia Embuscado, Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City

Cause of traffic

A tricycle owned by Senior Police Officer 2 Manio Masilang, a retired policeman, and an eatery have been illegally occupying a portion of the sidewalk on Dansalan Street near the corner of Palali Street in Mandaluyong City, causing traffic buildup in the area. We have brought this matter to the attention of city hall but no action was taken on our complaint.—Billy, Mandaluyong City

Vendors occupy footbridge

Why are vendors allowed to occupy the Don Antonio footbridge? Are they there to make things difficult for pedestrians or to give thieves a chance to prey on people?—Vince Gonzales, Quezon City

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  • PobrengBata

    @Billy, natural na yan dito sa Mandaluyong

  • Aldwin Gallardo

    vendors sa munoz quezon city, hanggang ngayon wala pa rin aksyon ang mmda, hirap dumaan

  • justonebyte

    Metro Manila is One of the World’s Dirtiest City, only a nuclear armaggeddon could solve this problem… I just hope that everyone could get out before this happens…

  • WAJ

    Those people living in the shanties must be relocated. Manila and suburbs are rapidly becoming over crowded. There’s no waste disposal area. Trash, garbage will be a problem when the community becomes over populated.

  • Alexander Martin

    The sidewalk at the corner of Aurora Blvd and EDSA beside the big vacant lot in front of the old ACT theater is occupied by vendors. It is already a narrow sidewalk and the Quezon City government of Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista allowed these vendors to ply their trade. How much is Bistek receiving from vendor collections. All throughout Cubao, in almost all sidewalks, especially along EDSA, vendors occupy sidewalks. Also in the area are snatchers, hypnotizers, mulcting traffic officers, noisy annoying barkers, etc. C’mon Bistek! How much are you getting from these?

  • anonymous_lady

    Some informal settlers settling along Agno Extension Road in ROTC Hunters, Brgy. Tatalon, Quezon City are offensively and aggresively occupying spaces of the road which are supposedly for pathwalks or probably what could have become an alternative route for vehicles passing through Araneta Ave. and Quezon Avenue if not for the houses totally blocking it. They are becoming nuisance to the community for their loittering activities, noisy radios / karaoke sessions in the middle of the road, putting up dirty and tattered tents in the middle of the road and blocking half of once been a 4-lane road because of the gate they constructed and now with plywood-made shanties also covering the drainage and canal.  Our place is not an exclusive village or subdivision but I still cannot understand how a properly maintained community before became a nest for these abusive informal settlers.   I don’t know how can someone who once lived in a properly maintained community can stomach such scene.   Brgy. Roxas, Brgy. Pag-asa, Brgy. Project 6, Brgy.  Project 8, & Brgy. Sto. Domingo aren’t villages or subdivision but I just wonder what kind of super powers their Barangay Officials have that they can maitain order and cleanliness in their communities.  Up to now, I’m still wondering why MMDA or the local government haven’t realized the advantage of this access road and the big help it can do to the traffic situation in Quezon Avenue due to the current road work (everyone is already aware what’s happening in the intersection of Quezon Ave. & Araneta Ave.)  I’ve already lost confidence in our Barangay Kagawad for he himself tolerates this deppresing growth of informal settlers in our community (probably because of political ambitions) but I do hope the Quezon City Government can do something about it.

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