MMDA sends team to help clean-up public cemeteries
MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has about 10 days to clean up over 20 public cemeteries in Metro Manila in time for the country's observance of the All Saints' Day and All Souls's Day.
"Our objective here is to spruce up most of these 22 public cemeteries, clear the sidewalks, and remove obstructions and illegal structures within the immediate vicinities," said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.
Tolentino said the MMDA personnel will assist the local government units in garbage collection, sweeping, and repainting of public cemeteries as part of "Oplan Kaluluwa 2013" contingency plan being firmed up by the agency.
Some of the public cemeteries to be cleaned up are Makati South Cemetery, San Felipe Roman Catholic Cemetery in Mandaluyong, Manila North and La Loma cemeteries in Caloocan City; and Bagbag and Sangandaan cemeteries in Quezon City.
A traffic management plan, in coordination with various LGU traffic bureaus, is also being finalized.