Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts struck again in Mandaue City, surprising 267 litterbugs.
The scouts of Mandaue City Science High School patrolled the streets of barangay Ibabao-Estancia yesterday.
This time, students brought with them a copy of the city ordinance that prohibits spitting, urinating, defecating, vandalizing, posting bills, and throwing trash in streets and sidewalks.
A total of 267 persons were issued citation tickets or warned by the 86 student volunteers.
They were accompanied in the campaign by eco-wardens, barangay tanods and police officers as they patrolled streets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Those issued citation tickets were fined P500 to P5,000. They were given 72 hours to settle their obligation in the City Hall.
The anti-littering campaign with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is an effective way to catch violators and should be continued, said Ibabao-Estancia barangay captain Jun Del Mar.
Vei Ryan Amamangpang, the school’s scout coordinator, said they were glad the students were given the chance to exercise this kind of civic action. /Norman V. Mendoza, Correspondent