The City Government of Balanga is determined to fully comply with the road clearing of illegal structures and obstructions mandated by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
In an onsite validation Tuesday by an inspection team led by DILG Local Government Capability Development Division Chief Ener Cambronero, he said inspected roads in the city are already free from illegal structures but illegal parking is still rampant.
“This ongoing road inspection of DILG is in line with the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to clear and reclaim all public roads in the country,” Cambronero said.
For his part, City Public Safety Office (CPSO) Head Dennis Mariano said the Sangguniang Panlungsod is set to pass a towing ordinance.
“The city government has purchased a towing truck worth PhP5 million and we are now set to hire additional manpower for road clearing operations,” he said.
According to Mariano, the presence of a towing truck will help them clear all major roads in the city from illegal parking.
He revealed that they are closely monitoring all thoroughfares wherein illegally parked vehicles are immediately reported to barangay officials.
“We have also purchased five patrol vehicles and additional CCTV cameras to further sustain cleared roads and to ensure orderly flow of traffic,” he furthered.
Mariano added that CPSO is strictly implementing the city ordinance on the designation of parking and tricycle areas to address traffic issues.
The inspection team formed by DILG is composed of representatives from Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Department of Public Works and Highways, and Philippine Information Agency.
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