Carmelita "Menchie" Abalos expressed her gratitude to PRRC Executive Director
Jose Goitia and to all PRRC employees for their efforts in cleaning and developing
the Maytunas creek.
developed Maytunas creek linear park has been opened to the public since
February 24, 2016.
PRRC installed waste water interventions at Maytunas creek such as
bioremediation and interceptor canal.
to Goitia, the said creek's 1,368 linear meters of recovered easements also
feature solar-powered and electric lighting fixtures, paver blocks, concrete
bench, railings, and ramp for persons with disabilities.
to its rehabilitation, Mandaluyong LGU's environmental management department head
Emmanuel "Sonny" Oblea shared that they used to receive numerous complaints
about the massive volume of wastes in Maytunas creek.
Mandaluyong City likewise installed trash traps before but their
efforts were unsuccessful due to the massive amount of garbage to clean.
"Hindi pa 'to [inter-city installation of trash traps]
nagagawa, naglalagay na kami ng trap. Sa loob ng isang buwan, apat na beses na
naglilinis kami because of numerous complaints," said Oblea.
Oblea pointed out the important role of PRRC's leadership and
interagency cooperation in rehabilitating the creek that has prevented the
flooding in the area.
"But because of the project of the PRRC again, inayos nila yung
aming Maytunas creek. I think last year, wala na akong natatanggap na reklamo
tungkol sa mga basura na nagka-clog doon sa aming part of Maytunas," Oblea
Maytunas creek is one of the 47 identified tributaries of
the Pasig River system.