‘Green guards’ secure plazas, Iloilo Esplanade

first_imgThe mayor recently announced a P50,000reward to whoever could give information leading to the arrest of vandals whosavaged palm trees at the Iloilo Esplanade.“I am willing to spend money para madakpan ang naga-vandalizekag nagapatay sa mga tanum,” he said.The reward will be from his personal funds, he stressed. “Their primary duty is to protect mostespecially ornamental plants. They patrol their areas,” said Mayor JerryTreñas. The mayor expressed alarm over thedeliberate destruction of plants at public plazas and the esplanade. ILOILO City – The city governmenthired 30 “green guards” to secure public plazas and the Iloilo Esplanade fromvandals. “They bring with them citationtickets,” said Treñas. These “green guards” recentlyunderwent a five-day “paralegal seminar workshop on anti-littering” conductedby City Environment and Natural Resources Office. They were authorized toapprehend vandals and litterbugs. The vandalizing of the esplanade haslong been a problem. During the administration of then mayor Jose Espinosa III,plants were uprooted but the culprits had not been identified and arrested./PNlast_img read more