After the “art” painted by an activist group at the Lagusnilad underpass has gone viral on the internet, the city government of Manila quickly took an action to clean up the said area.
Personnel of the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) repainted the portions of the Lagusnilad Underpass after it was vandalized by the group ‘Panday Sining’ to express their feelings by doing art.
The Manila Tourism & Cultural Affairs Bureau (MTCAB) thanked the DEPW personnel and asked the public again for cooperation so the City Government of Manila will succeed in cleaning up the nation’s capital.
“Maraming salamat po sa mga kawani ng Department of Engineering and Public Works sa paglinis ng ating Lagusnilad underpass. Nakikiusap po kami sa lahat na makiisa sa hangarin na panatilihing malinis ang ating kapaligiran,” MTCAB said.
On Tuesday, MTCAB published the photos taken at Lagusnilad after being painted by the group ‘Panday Sining’.
The said group painted the underpass with messages like “US-China Layas” and “Digmang Bayan, sagot sa martial law”.
They insisted that what they did is a form of expressing their feelings via “art” and not vandalism.
Mayor Isko Moreno is not yet giving any comments on the acts committed by the activist group.
A few months ago, Moreno led a cleanup drive in Lagusnilad underpass by clearing all illegal vendors doing their business their and they also repainted it so the people would not fear to cross the said infrastructure anymore.
Several video bloggers even featured the newly rehabilitated Lagusnilad and praised Moreno for his idea.
“I’ll move heaven and earth to clean up the city. Dugyot kami. Papaliguan ko lang naman. I want to show that I can walk the talk,” Moreno said in July after revealing his plan to clean up Manila including Lagusnilad underpass.