It seems that the vendors of Divisoria are cooperating with the Manila City Government in their mission to bring back the glory of the nation’s capital.
In the photo posted by journalist Bernadette Reyes, it showed Divisoria vendors cleaning the said street after doing their businesses there.
To make the collection easier, the vendors placed the garbage they collected in one spot.
A few days ago, Divisoria became busy as the shoppers flocked the said streets to buy cheap products.
Mayor Isko Moreno in some of his speeches already reminded the vendors to learn how to segregate their garbage to make Manila City more vibrant.
Last month, Moreno criticized some of the Divisoria vendors for leaving their garbages after doing their business there and even evicted them as a warning.
“Hindi ba kayo nahihiya diyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin? Pinaghahanapbuhay ko na nga kayo eh,” Moreno told one of the Divisoria vendors last month.
“Kung ganyan lang din naman ang iiwan sa ‘tin araw-araw, tigil na silang lahat,” he added.
One month after his action against unsanitary street vendors, it seems that his warnings are working as the small businessmen are already cleaning their own garbages.
The cleaning is part of the vendors’ goal to welcome 2020 with clean surroundings.
However, not everyone is cooperating with Moreno’s mission to clean Manila.
Last Christmas, the Manila City Government collected 50 tons of garbage left by the visitors of Luneta Park.
In a speech, Moreno made an appeal to the people not to leave their garbages next time.
“Dumating sila malinis, umalis silang malinis. Kung nabubuhay lang si Rizal baka pinagsisipa sila noon.” Moreno said.