It's been a little over three weeks now since the time that I had called up the office of Mayor Bautista of Quezon City to report that the campaign streamers used by him,Vice Mayor Belmonte, and Councilor Castelo (they all belong to the same political party) during the May 2010 elections in the Philippines are still hanging about on Himlayan Road near corner Aramis Street in Quezon City. The tattered remains of the streamers cling on wooden frames hanging precariously on some aerial cables, just waiting to fall on unsuspecting passersby or vehicles.
The lady who answered my two calls to Bautista's office told me that she will report and had reported already the matter to some "EPWD" section of the Mayor's office, and they should already be going to the place to remove 'em streamers. I also told her that their people should clean up the drainage in those roads because some already fallen parts of the streamers had clogged up the canals, and mosquitoes were feasting on the stagnant water (which is really quite dangerous since dengue fever is still rampant in the city).
Well, lucky me, three weeks hence and still no action from the Mayor's EPWD. Not even the local barangay (village) Chair Marivic Co-Pilar (Barangay Pasong Tamo) seemed to have the time to go around this part of her territory and noticed the junk up above and on the street level, not to mention the poor condition of the street itself which is traversed by hundreds of vehicles everyday. Or maybe she's busy preparing for the next village elections scheduled sometime this year. Well, good luck!!!
Belmonte and Bautista photo below from philstar.com