The Department of the Interior and Local Government in Bacolod City (DILG-Bacolod), in coordination with the Bacolod City government, recently held a meeting at the Bacolod City Government Center with the city’s 61 barangay captains and other concerned officials regarding road-clearing operations.
DILG-Bacolod director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag said Mayor Evelio Leonardia called the meeting after she sent a letter to the mayor concerning DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-121, which is the continuous government initiative of clearing public nuisance from public roads, alleys, sidewalks, and thoroughfares.
“[Barangay officials] have been reminded to prepare for another round of validations,” the city DILG official said. “There is no schedule yet but anytime they should prepare because they will be asked to submit their fourth quarter accomplishment report.”
Madayag noted, she has received several complaints regarding road clearing, mostly pertaining to illegal parking, which were forwarded to the respective barangay officials.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, Madayag said the City Engineer’s Office presented plans to rehabilitate reclaimed roads in order to keep the roads free from obstruction.
In her letter to Leonardia, Madayag pointed out obstructions observed across the city including illegally-parked vehicles; illegal vendors; street dwellers; public/barangay structures and outposts built on sidewalks, public roads, and alleys; store encroachments; house encroachments; and garbage dumps./DGB, WDJ