More than 50 metric tons of garbage were collected by the Manila city government in Manila Bay after typhoon “Ulysses” battered Luzon with strong winds and heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Manila Department of Public Services (DPS) Team Mandaragat said they have collected 53 metric tons of trash from the start of the typhoon’s onslaught to 11 a.m. on Friday.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso thanked the city government personnel for cleaning up the city before, during, and after the typhoon.
“Sa gitna at pagkatapos ng unos ay walang patid ang ating DPS Team Mandaragat sa paglilinis at paghahakot ng basura sa Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard at Manila Yacht Club (In the middle and after the disaster, our DPS Team Mandaragat was unstoppable in cleaning and collecting garbage along Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, and Manila Yacht Club),” his post read.
“Ito po ang Manila Bay ngayong umaga, malinis na at maaliwalas (This is Manila Bay this morning, clean and pleasant),” he said, sharing photos of Manila Bay.
Typhoon Ulysses exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at around 9 a.m. on Friday.
The typhoon left at least 13 deaths and P104 million in agricultural damages. It also triggered flooding in portions of Luzon and damaged countless infrastructures.