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Cavite LGUs to beat road clearing ops deadline

by Dennis Abrina 
September 14, 2019

ROAD CLEARING OPS. Clearing operations teams of General Trias City remove the illegal structures on sidewalks along the Antero Soriano Highway in Barangay Bacao in compliance with President Duterte’s order to reclaim public roads from private use and rid the streets from illegal structures and obstructions, in one of the massive clearing operations on Sept. 9, 2019. (Photos courtesy of GenTri LGU)

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – With 16 days more to go before the Sept. 29 deadline, Cavite’s 16 towns and seven cities are now in the homestretch in their respective public road clearing in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to reclaim public roads from private use and remove illegal structures and obstructions.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Memorandum Circular 2019-121 has imposed the deadline on Sept. 29 for local government units (LGUs) throughout the country.

"I think we will get it before the Sept. 29 deadline by DILG. Most of the residents and business owners already comply with the clearing operations order," General Trias City Mayor Antonio Ferrer said in an interview.

Ferrer has led the clearing operations since Day One of the DILG’s enforcement order, in Barangay Tejero, by directing the Public Order and Safety Task Force to check compliance by the city’s 33 villages ahead of the deadline.

This city’s clearing operations also received the support from 33 village chiefs through the Liga ng Barangay (LnB) Federation president Alfred Ching for the city-wide information dissemination campaign and actual cleanups.

"I am grateful to those who have already followed the DILG order,” Ferrer said.


The city’s clearing operations covered busy stretch of the Antero Soriano Highway from Bacao to Tejero; Tejero Crossing, Tejero-San Juan Road, Malabon Trias proper; Gen. Antonio Road from Bacao to Dulong Bayan to Brgy. 96th, Governor Ferrer Drive from Barangay Prinza to Manggahan, Crisanto delos Reyes Avenue from Manggahan to Alingaro, Governor's Drive from San Francisco to Manggahan, up to the boundary at Trece Martires City.

In Carmona town, Mayor Roy Loyola and his team are clearing the stretch of Governor's Drive and the town proper’s main road, assisted by the local police and the clearing task force.

Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino also ordered the 34 village chiefs to place “No Parking” signs on the city’s major thoroughfares, including the removal of illegal structures on sidewalks.

In Amadeo town, some 26 village chiefs and their clearing operations team also removed electric posts and tree obstructions upon instructions from Mayor Redel Dionisio who also ordered the upkeep of the town’s main Crisanto delos Reyes Avenue.

Meanwhile, Cavite’s western coastal town of Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes Chua admitted he has to work until midnight to monitor the clearing operations along the Antero Soriano Highway going to Cavite City.

He has been supervising the removal of electric posts obstructing the main highway because these posts that pose risks and hazards to motorists and vehicles, have to be removed after the road-widening projects.

He thanked the town’s 16 village leaders for taking the lead to clean their respective areas and responding to constituents’ reports on illegal obstructions that need to be removed.

Officials of the cities of Imus, Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Trece Martires and the towns of Kawit, Rosario, Naic. Maragondon, Ternate, Magallanes, Bailen, Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Gen. Mariano Alvarez and Silang confirmed that they are now in the final stages of clearing operations in their respective areas. (PNA)


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