Capitol’s post-election clean-up drive kicks off
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Jr. led the send-off of volunteers who will collect campaign tarpaulins and posters along the road as part of the “Limpyo Eleksyon” clean-up drive all over the province.
Defensor sought the help of the different political parties and candidates, partylist groups and other organizations to clear the campaign materials that they have posted in and along national, provincial, municipal, city, and barangay roads, and other public places, facilities and infrastructures in the province. He issued Executive Order No. 265 over the weekend implementing “Limpyo Eleksyon” from May 10 to 20, 2022.
Defensor said he tapped Uswag Ilonggo partylist for the launching of the clean-up drive and also encouraged other political groups and organizations to join. “The election is over, let us all work together to clean up our environment and surroundings of campaign materials and wastes,” Defensor said. Governor Defensor said it has been his practice as a candidate to go around the province after election and remove his campaign posters.
Mitzi Peñaflorida of the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) said the volunteers will collect the campaign materials along the way and turn it over to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of the local government unit concerned.
She said campaign wastes collected shall be disposed pursuant to Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 in relation to Republic Act 6969 or the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990 in coordination with the LGUs.
Limpyo Eleksyon shall be conducted with strict observance of health and safety standards and protocols such as wearing of face masks, and performance of personal hygiene procedures, like hand washing and/or application of disinfectants during the conduct of clean-up activities.