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Clearing operations decongest Bangued roads

Philippine Information Agency
20 Sep 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

BANGUED, Abra, Sept. 20 (PIA) -- Moving around the capital town is now being eased as local officials continue to implement clearing operations of roadblocks.

The vicinity of Bangued town plaza is now free of illegally parked vehicles and various street vendors. This is an evident result as acting Mayor Joaquin "Kiko" Bernos complies with the nationwide directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to return all public roads and sidewalks to public use as stipulated in DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-121.

With the help of the Philippine National Police and the Department of Public Works and Highways, the clearing teams are removing multiple illegal structures in road right of ways along provincial and national roads such as waiting sheds, concrete fences, and exceeding private extensions among others, as well as illegally parked vehicles.

Prior to the clearing operations, Bernos held meetings with the owners of various business establishments, homeowners and sidewalk vendors who are affected by the massive clearing operation. He appealed for their cooperation and made them understand the reasons behind the move to clear road blocks and obstacles.

"As mandated by the President, we will strictly and immediately implement clearing operations around the municipality. I am thankful for all those who cooperate," Bernos said.

The LGU plans to sustain the road clearing accomplishments by enacting ordinances related to banning illegal construction, prohibiting the entry of tricycles around the town plaza to avoid heavy traffic, preparing road inventories and rehabilitating recovered public roads. (JDP/CAGT- PIA CAR, Abra)

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