Black Nazarene devotees leave behind 15 truckloads of garbage
Despite the appeal of an environmental group for a trash-free holding of Traslacion, about 15 truckloads of garbage had been collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday until early Wednesday.
MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said that the cleaning operation in Quiapo area would continue within the day on Wednesday, Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported.
Most of the garbage that the MMDA collected were plastic bottles, styrofoams, food leftovers, plastic bags and cardboard cartons that people used when they visited and held a vigil at the Quirino Grandstand.
Aside from the areas in Quiapo and Luneta Grandstand, the MMDA also collected a trail of garbage along the route of the Traslacion procession.
The traffic agency had deployed about 100 street sweepers and several dump trucks for the cleaning operation in the Quiapo event, the report said.
The procession of the Black Nazarene started at 5:07 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand on Tuesday and commenced at 3:00 a.m. of Wednesday at Quiapo church. /jpv
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