Word on the street that change has come to Divisoria has been circulating around social media lately, wherein street vendors were said to be cleaning up the place to support the new administration.
Photo by Reyn Lozano.
When Reyn passed by Divisoria on July 20, he thought he made a wrong turn somewhere. “Nakita ko eh iba as in iba talaga sa paningin ko, then pag labas ko walang tindahan sa kalsada – wala mga orange stall, walang nagtitinda ng mga prutas, as in wala pati sa may isle mismo na kung saan maraming orange stall na si ninong Erap nagpalagay,” he shares. “And then sabi ko: ‘ay, grabe, total cleanup drive ang nangyari dito!”
Reyn says it is so clean, you can see the whole street and even jeeps can pass by now. “Hopefully, sana laging ganito,” he says, “na hindi na tulad dati na divicrowded as in na para kayong sardines. Sana talaga kahit sa Divisoria eh may forever – forever na ganito kaluwag at ka-aliwalas. Sana maki-cooperate mga tao at mga dadayo sa Divisoria na mapanatiling malinis para ang tunay na pagbabago ay nasa tao.”
We completely agree. To everyone who was a part of this change, thank you from everyone who frequents Divisoria; and to everyone who goes there from now on, may we ensure that it stays the way it is!