AS a way of recognizing the importance of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has put up pedestrian lanes sporting the LGBT colors.
The said pedestrian lanes are multi-colored, using the colors of the rainbow which represents the LGBT sector, Moreno said.
Joined by city engineer Armand Andres, the mayor personally oversaw the painting of pedestrian lanes within the vicinity of the Manila City Hall the other night.
‘With these rainbow-colored pedestrian lanes, it is hoped that pedestrians will be encouraged na tumawid sa tamang tawiran, hindi ‘yung kung saan-saan tumatawid,’ Moreno said.
He also ordered putting up a yellow box, a traffic space which is meant to keep the intersection free at all times.
Andres said that the rainbow-colored pedestrian lanes are experimental and may extend to other key areas in the city.
Moreno, he said, is also toying with the idea of putting colored pedestrian lanes in school areas, the colors of which will depend on the motiff being used by the respective schools or universities concerned.
Meanwhile, Moreno yesterday opened the first ‘Kadiwa’ store in Tondo and treated the residents to a free concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
The ‘Kadiwa’ store, where the public may get fresh agricultural produce at cheap prices, was rolled out in Balut, Tondo while the free performance was held in front of the Tondo Church.