Iloilo City Government launched Ilonggo Kontra Vandalismo drive at SM City on Nov. 17.
“With this program we hope that we can influence and educate the children and the young ones that Iloilo City is everyone’s house. We don’t want our house to be dirty, let’s help our city to be clean,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.
Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu emphasized the program aims to inform and educate every Ilonggo to stop vandalism and to help maintain the cleanliness of metropolis.
“We would like to inform everyone that we do not tolerate vandalism in the city. The City Government together with the police will do our best to educate students about the penalties of vandalism and the bad effects to our city,” Conlu said.
Conlu said violators will be penalized with P5,000 fine, six-month imprisonment and 100 hours of community service.
Barangay officials, Sangguniang Kabataan officials, schools, out of school youth, fraternities and gangs were encouraged to support the anti-vandalism campaign.
City Hall also plans to put up freedom walls in Esplanade and every public plaza.
“I would like to encourage every citizen to get involved in this program by giving information, educate, and teach the children to do good things and not to engage in vandalism,” Conlu added. (Roger Paul Timothy Lacuarta/Iloilo City PIO)