first_imgDILG city director Ma. Joy MaridethMadayag said she will deploy validating teams to inspect the efforts of villageheads and officials in reclaiming and clearing of roads. “Barangay and city officials must takethe clearing operations seriously,” she stressed. Leonardia earlierreminded all village heads and officials in this city to “impose theirauthority” in implementing the order to reclaim public roads being used forprivate purposes. BACOLOD City – The Department of theInterior and Local Government (DILG) in this city will conduct surpriseinspection of 64 barangays here, to check on their compliance on President RodrigoDuterte’s order to clear the roads within their jurisdictions of obstructions. “We enjoined all local DILG heads toencourage the public to send pictures of illegal structures and other roadobstructions to their official social media page for proper action,” she added. DILG’s regional office, according toMadayag, will closely monitor the highly-urbanized cities first. “We’ve seen significant progress,” themayor added. Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen,who heads the barangay cluster, said the 14 compliant communities did not haveas much to clear as other barangays. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part,said the city’s compliance is now 80 percent. Earlier, the city government reportedat least 14 of the 61 barangays are 100-percent compliant with the roadclearing operation. These villages include Barangays 8, 9, 10, 18, 22, 23, 24,31, 37, Felisa, Mandalagan, Montevista, Villamonte, and Vista Alegre. Sept. 29 is thelast day of the 60-day ultimatum that President Rodrigo Duterte gave localchief executives throughout the country to reclaim all public roads being usedfor private ends./PNlast_img