Following an extensive clean-up in Barangay La Huerta last year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the City Government of Parañaque organized a similar one week- sortie for Brgy. Tambo that was promptly started on Friday, July 22, 2011.
Inspirited by program theme “Lingap sa Barangay-Parañaque Ko, Love Ko!”, the joint task force of MMDA, LGU and BGU personnel pruned/trimmed roadside trees; hauled construction debris and spoils; bundled aerial cables; removed road and sidewalk obstructions, illegally placed posters and tarpaulins; de-clogged drainages and waterways; mowed grass; and conducted (anti-dengue) misting operations in public schools in the said barangay.
For its awareness campaign, the group distributed fliers on dengue prevention and disaster preparedness, as well as the government’s anti-littering campaign and anti-smoking ban.
“We thank the MMDA for its support to our cleanliness, beautification, environmental protection and health campaigns. We are happy that through our sustained efforts, the city’s livability and business ratings have improved consistently. This is in line with our vision of Parañaque as “A prime habitat city and investment center of the Metro South with quality education, cultural, social justice and a healthy environment sustained by an economically competitive and sound governance, synergized by capable, participative and God-loving citizenry.” P’que Mayor Jun Bernabe said.
Coordinating for the MMDA is Action Officer Edgar Palmiano. Parañaque’s frontline departments engaged in the clean-up are the City Health Office under Dr. Olga Virtusio; Engineering Department headed by Engr. Reydivino Daval Santos; and Solid Waste & Environmental Sanitation Office (SWAESO) under CENRO Wilfrido de Ocampo.