The Iloilo City Government will temporarily provide kaings or bamboo baskets that will serve as trash bins in the downtown area during Dinagyang 2020 highlights in the fourth week of January 2020.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas hopes this will provide solution to indiscriminate throwing of garbage during the festivities.
But he clarified that culprits will be issued with citation tickets when caught littering.
Cleanliness of streets and public places poses a challenge as huge crowd converge to celebrate the city’s premier cultural, religious and tourism celebration which climaxes on last weekend of the month.
Meanwhile, the city government will hire 40 more green guards.
Treñas said the 2020 allotted funds for 100 green guards. The City Hall already hired 60 personnel last year.
The green guards watch over streets, parks and plazas and after vandals who deliberately destroy flowers and ornamental plants.
They also have been deputized as sanitation officers to apprehend litterbugs and issue them with citation tickets.
They were trained on first aid, basic life support and self-defense. (PIO)