Guam - Mangilao residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the village. According to resident Ben Carbullido, parts of the village - specifically along the Back Road to Andersen Air Force Base and near the old Kinney's restaurant, have been littered with trash for years. In addition, he says overgrown vegetation has also contributed to the problem. Carbullido says he along with other families to include the mendiola's took the initiative to start a clean up with the mayor's office.
"All the residents answered the call and that tells me that they're concerned too. So we did what was right to clean this and hope honestly to notice these things and see that if nobody is going to do it for you, why don't you just go out and take care of things," Carbullido said.
Mangilao mayor Nito Blas says he hopes more people can come out to help with village cleanup events. He says he plans on holding another one along Adacao Road in the next couple of weeks. "The neighbors came together to beautify the area so every weekend to include today," he said. "I'm very happy they volunteered. They took the time to come out and help me out because we can do this with me and my wife, but it takes a long time."