The Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) appealed to residents and tourists taking part in Sunday Session Road activities to dispose of their wastes properly.
In a post, the POSD lamented the practice of indiscriminately throwing of garbage resulting in littered and unsightly streets.
“Nanawagan po kami sa ating mga residente at mga turista na namamasyal tuwing Linggo sa Session Road Sunday Pedestrianization na huwag po nating itapon kung saan-saan ang ating basura,” the POSD pleaded.
“Pangalagaan po natin ang kalinisan at kaayusan ng lungsod. Ilagay po natin sa tamang lugar ang ating mga pinagkainan at mga pinag-inuman na kape at tsaa.”
Litterbugs are culpable for violation of City Ordinance 54-1988 as amended by Ordinance 59-2020 or the city’s Anti-Littering Ordinance which declares as unlawful “for any person to spit, or expectorate discharge mucus from the nose, urinate, defecate, vomit, throw, dump, leave or scatter pieces of paper, peelings, cigarette or tobacco butts, soil or any kind of refuse or garbage in public places.”
The ordinance imposes penalties of fines ranging from P1,000 to P5,000.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong also asked business operators at the central business district to maintain the trash bins in front of their establishments to ensure that the receptacles are serving their purpose. – Aileen P. Refuerzo