Better start watching where you park, especially if you in the Quezon City area as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has begun removing obstructions and illegally parked vehicles on four major roads in Cubao.
Towing personnel and the MMDA’s Sidewalk Operations Group cleared Main Avenue, South Road, 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue in Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Quezon City and declared these roads as tow away zones.
Currently, the MMDA is working on opening a bypass Mariposa Street to 3rd Avenue going towards Camp Crame in the hopes of getting the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to open its gates to the public.
Should the plan push through, motorists coming from Makati City can exit EDSA using Col. Boni Serrano Avenue (Santolan) and those coming from Quezon City can exit South Road instead of P. Tuazon Street.
For now, road markings and directional signs will be installed to guide motorists who intend to use the bypass.
To intensify road-clearing efforts, the Department of Interior and Local Government- National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) has issued a memorandum mandating all barangay chairmen to ensure that all roads within their area are cleared of all kinds of obstructions.
“The DILG-NCR, in coordination with the city/municipal mayors who exercise supervisory power over barangays, through the City Management Office of the LGU (local government unit), will monitor barangay actions in carrying on the task in clearing local roads from (sic) obstructions,” the DILG said in its memorandum dated April 12, 2017.
Administrative complaints for neglect of duty will be filed against barangay officials who fail to keep roads under their jurisdiction free of any obstructions.