Manila collects 148 truckloads of garbage after Traslacion

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CLEAN-UP. Personnel from the Manila Department of Public Services (DPS) collect trash at the Quirino Grandstand, after the Traslacion image of Black Nazarene kicked off on Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2024). The city government said a total of 407 metric tons or 148 truckloads of garbage were collected from the Traslacion activities from Jan. 6 to 10. PHOTO: Avito Dalan/Philippine News Agency
MANILA – The Manila city government on Wednesday said it has collected a total of 148 truckloads of garbage during the celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene.
"The Manila city government as of 8 a,m. today, Jan 10, DPS (Department of Public Services) cleaned and gathered 407 metric tons of garbage, equivalent to 148 truckloads," Princess Abante, spokesperson of Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, said in a statement.
She added that this amount of garbage was collected "from all the activities from Jan. 6 to 10."
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, the total garbage collected was 128 metric tons or equivalent to 46 truckloads.
The garbage collected on Jan. 6 was at 28 MT or 12 truckloads; Jan. 7, 34 MT or 14 truckloads; and Jan. 8 or 61 MT, 19 truckloads.
The Traslacion or the grand procession of the image of the Black Nazarene ended after almost 15 hours, so far the fastest time recorded in recent years.
The procession, attended by 6.5 million devotees, according to the Quiapo Church Command Center started from the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta and ended at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene along Quezon Boulevard in Manila.
The annual event was held after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. (PNA)

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