Bohol dioceses lead clean up of campaign trash

Bohol dioceses lead clean up of campaign trash

Bishop Alberto Uy leads a clean up drive in Tagbilaran City on May 14, a day after the country’s midterm elections. COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF TAGBILARAN

By Roy Lagarde

May 14, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Catholic leaders and lay people in Bohol province headed to the streets Tuesday to clean up and dismantle campaign materials.

Holding brooms and garbage bags, Bishop Alberto Uy of Tagbilaran led a group of volunteers to clean the streets of trash generated during Monday’s elections.

The prelate lauded those who joined the initiative, and promised to lead more of such exercises to keep the environment clean.

“Let’s help each other… by doing this, we also give good examples to other people in our country,” Bishop Uy said.

This morning alone, he said that they needed at least two trucks to cart the waste away.

The same initiative is also being done in the adjacent Diocese of Talibon led by Bishop Daniel Parcon.

Bishop Uy also appealed to winning and losing candidates to take down their campaign materials.

Regardless of the outcome of the elections, he said that candidates should lead the cleanup and up-cycling activities.

“This may also reduce the election fever and help us move on and move forward,” the prelate said.

“Win or lose, please help us,” Bishop Uy appealed.