Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on Monday urged Dabawenyos to report election campaign materials that remain uncollected or not taken down by the candidates of the 2022 local and national elections.

Speaking over the Davao City Disaster Radio Monday, Mayor Sara cited Executive Order No. 15, 2022, mandating local candidates to retrieve, re-use, and recycle all national and local election campaign paraphernalia.

“Kung atoang kaigsuunan nga Dabawenyo dunay makita (na paraphernalia) pwede nilang ipadala sa atoa ang picture sa Davao City Disaster Radio na account na messenger para mapadala nato sa mga kandidato para ma-retrieve nila ilang materials (Should you see any paraphernalia you can send the picture to Davao City Disaster Radio messenger account so that we can send it to the candidates and for them to retrieve their materials),” Mayor Sara said.

She, however, noted that the teams of the local candidates have started to clean up streets and poster areas.

“To a major extent, na-comply man nila, Duna pa ko’y mga pipila nga nakit-an nga nakaligtaan or nabiyaan. Pag naa ko’y maagian ginakuhaan nako’g picture, and gina-send nako didto sa kandidato telling them to retrieve their materials. So padayon na siya (To a major extent they have complied [with the EO 15]. However, I saw some that were missed or left out. Each time I passed by, I take photos and send them to the candidate telling them to retrieve their materials),” she said.

Recall that Mayor Sara also issued E.O. 15 s. 2022 in April mandating all local candidates to create their respective teams to retrieve, re-use, and recycle all local and national election paraphernalia in the city of Davao on May 10, 11, and 12, 2022.

The same order urges local and national candidates to be responsible for ensuring that their campaign materials must be disposed of and properly managed after election day as this paraphernalia will no longer serve their purpose.

“There is a need to ensure that proper disposal of these campaign materials is observed to avoid contributing to more waste products and to promote effective waste management in the city,” the EO reads. CIO