MANILA - The 16-hour procession of the image of the Black Nazarene generated 68 truckloads of garbage, the Manila city government said Friday.
About 330 tons of trash were collected along the procession’s route this year, 57 tons lower than last year’s 387.4 tons of Traslacion garbage haul, Manila Department of Public Services chief Kenneth Amurao said.
The "faster pace" of the country's largest religious procession this year and the implementation of the "zero vendor" policy along the Traslacion's route led to the decrease of trash during the event, Amurao said in a statement.
"Continuous calls of the City Mayor for everyone to cooperate in maintaining cleanliness and orderliness" and apprehensions of violators of the city's anti-littering law over the holidays also discouraged people from throwing garbage in improper places, he said.
The bulk of the Traslacion trash - mostly food packs and plastics - were collected from the Quiapo area, he said.