- The MMDA made a clearing operation in the crowded Baclaran area
- Now, the streets near Baclaran Church are passable
- The netizens were pleased to see the clean look of Baclaran
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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a clearing operation in Baclaran and it was supervised by Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez.
KAMI learned that the front and sides of Baclaran Church are now clear and passable.
In a report by the GMA News, the vendors were not allowed to sell in front of the church starting last Friday.
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The netizens were happy to see the new look of Baclaran. Here are some of their comments based on the Facebook page of the Philippine Star:
“Keep it for ever”
“If there's a WILL, there's a WAY.”
“Sana FOREVER nayan..”
“Aba, maluwag pala ang kalsada dyan! Sana noon pa nilinas yan”
“Nagmukha ng kalsada sana tuloy tuloy na”
Meanwhile, Mayor Olivarez shared on social media that his team will continue the clearing operation in Baclaran.
He also mentioned that the clean-up drive was not meant to prohibit the people to earn but to follow the order of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Ang clearing operation po na ito ay hindi upang pagbawalan ang ating mamamayan na mag negosyo dito po sa ating lungsod, kundi ipatupad po ang disiplina na nararapat upang mapanatili ang kalinisan alinsunod po sa layunin ng ating mahal na Pangulo ng Pilipinas, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at pamahalaang lokal ng lungsod ng Parañaque,” he wrote.
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In a previous report by KAMI, the vendors strongly opposed the clearing operations. One vendor argued that the government should provide a space where they could continue selling.
President Duterte earlier ordered Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to reclaim all the public roads.
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