Luneta litter-free after ‘Million People March’, says park exec


Photo by Angeli Sabillo

MANILA, Philippines – If there’s proof that discipline is still valued by Filipinos, take the “Million People March” held on Monday as proof.

The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), which oversees the Luneta Park, said the gathering was not only peaceful but was ‘‘clean’’ as well.

NPDC Director Juliet Villegas told that the anti-pork barrel protesters kept the place clean and waste-free.

“I’m so pleased to say that everyone was so cooperative. They brought their own litter bags and garbage bins,” said Villegas.

Groups, particularly the Ecowaste Coalition, also helped in the clean-up.

Photo by Angeli Sabillo

Ecowaste national coordinator Aileen Lucero said their volunteers started cleaning even before the event ended, not just to keep the park litter-free but also to put forward their call to clean the government and sweep out corruption.

At the same time, Lucero said “we cannot allow the pork barrel scam to be swept under the rug.” She said they are hoping for a truthful, speedy and transparent investigation leading to the prosecution of involved individuals.

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