By Vino Lucero

WEEKS after balloting day last May 9, the campaign posters and stickers of some candidates remain, a clutter of messy memories on the walls, lamp posts, and electric wires of the city.

A photo-walk session over the weekend on the streets of Krus na Ligas, Teachers Village, and UP Village in Diliman, Quezon City, painted this ugly picture of uncleared debris after the vote.

And while the campaign teams of some candidates have launched their respective clean-up drives, the burden of cleaning the city of election garbage has fallen largely on the shoulders of lowly garbage collectors.


Posters of presidential candidates Jejomar Binay and Grace Poe and Quezon City’s fourth district councilor candidate Al Flores still hang from an electric post along Mapagkawanggawa Street.


The roof of this waiting shed along CP Garcia Avenue bears the face of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.


The images of Raquel Malañgen and Irene Belmonte, both councilor candidates in the fourth district of Quezon City, spring from electric wires in Krus na Ligas.


Weeks after festivities in Krus na Ligas and the elections, banderitas and posters of local candidates offer an eccentric mix of draperies.


Campaign posters hang below a “Thank You” sign in Krus na Ligas, sending a somewhat subliminal message to voters.


Some effort has been exerted to remove some campaign stickers of certain candidates yet still, the food strip of Maginhawa Street bears witness to the unfinished task.


Light to heavy rain in recent days have soiled some unremoved campaign posters.


This barangay security post along Matimtiman Street remains a virtual bulletin board for the posters of local candidates, weeks after election day.


Village gates have turned into a show window of campaign paraphernalia.


Clean up the city of campaign posters? Some party-list groups have failed in this task.


An electric post on Matimtiman Street in UP Village still hosts the images of Marra Suntay, 2016 candidate for councilor in Quezon City, and Bong Suntay, a candidate in previous election.




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