THE barangay elections yesterday left tons of garbage on Cebu City's streets, particularly those near public elementary and secondary schools.
This prompted Mayor Michael Rama to order the Department of Public Services (DPS) and the barangays to clean roads and school premises.
Most of the waste found in schools and nearby streets were sample ballots and other campaign materials.
Rama said the election should not prevent barangay officials from performing their duties, which include garbage collection.
He also urged candidates to take part in the planned city-wide cleanup. “Win or lose, candidates should help cleaning, especially in removing their campaign materials,” he added.