Haribon troops, civil society groups start poll mess cleanup
by Apipa P. Bagumbaran
Islamic City of Marawi (17 May) -- Soldiers under the army's 103rd (Haribon) Brigade and members of civil society groups here started cleaning-up the mess left behind by candidates during the first-ever automated national and local elections.
With the theme, "Kawal at Mamamayan, Nagkaisa Para sa Kalinisan," the clean-up drive is initiated by the 103rd brigade and the civil society groups to bring back orderliness in the different parts of the city and the province.
BGen. Rey C. Ardo, 103rd Brigade Commanding Officer, said he directed his troops to remove election posters, streamers, stickers and other campaign paraphernalia left posted along the major roads in their area of responsibility.
The operation also includes tidying-up all the poster-plastered walls, trees, and electric posts.
He added that the cleanliness drive is a continuing operation until the election is over. (PIA-Marawi) [top]