Streets Clean-Up Drive 2018Written by Dyan Valerie L. Ysao
- Published: 19 February 2018
The Municipal Government of Dalaguete (MGD) held the Streets Clean-Up Drive last January 27, 2018 in preparation for the 307th fiesta celebration of Dalaguete in honor of its patron saint, St. William de Aquitaine. The activity is initiated yearly just before the opening salvo which is usually scheduled every 31st day of January. This year, MGD coordinated with some government offices and institutions such as the barangay governments in coastal areas, Philippine National Police (PNP)-Dalaguete, the Dalaguete National High School, Cawayan National High School and University of the Visayas (UV)-Dalaguete Campus. The Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in some barangays as well as the Dalaguete Chamber of Commerce and other people’s organizations (POs) also joined the activity.
While the coastal barangays specifically Obong, Balud, Manangal, Coro, Banhigan, Cawayan and Casay did a simultaneous clean-up drive with Poblacion on January 27, Consolacion and Tapon were not able to participate since their officials had already scheduled their clean-up drives at later dates.
Participating groups in coastal areas focused the clean-up of the main highway of their respective barangays while those who joined the activity in Barangay Poblacion not only covered the main highway but also include the inner roads and streets as well.
ComDev Office facilitated the assigning of areas and monitoring the groups with the help of some personnel from other departments. Support personnel from Rural Health Unit (RHU), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), Traffic Management Unit and PNP-Dalaguete were likewise there to lend a hand to ensure the safety and security of the participants.
Started at 7:00 in the morning, the half-day activity was quite a success with the joint efforts and cooperation of the participating government agencies/offices including barangay government units, schools, the different departments of the municipal government as well as the people’s organizations that work hand-in-hand to provide fiesta goers, pilgrims and visitors with a clean and welcoming environment