Manifesto for sustainable Cebu to be signed in dialogueCebu Daily News
ABOUT 10 groups representing various sectors will sign a multi-sectoral manifesto for a comprehensive metropolitan development plan for Cebu at the conclusion of the Sustainable Cities Dialogue tomorrow.
Rudy Alix, convenor of the Movement for a Livable Cebu (MLC), said a Freedom Wall will be unveiled for summit participants to sign at the CAP Theatre.
He said they expect more than 30 organizations including local officials to attend.
He said the manifesto called for implementation of development projects in Cebu based on a “common citizen-based participatory Comprehensive Metropolitan Development Plan.”
The MLC which consists of urban planners, engineers and businessmen, figured in the opposition to build flyovers in Cebu City.
Alix said this includes useable sidewalks for pedestrians especially the children, road sharing and dedicated lanes for bikers, PWD (persons with disabilities) and alternative, clean transport.
He said they will also push for parks and urban green spaces for joggers, families and outdoor public events, a viable mass transit for the community and universal access especially for PWDs.
The manifesto is one of three steps the MLC and its allies are taking to elevate their concerns to the government, Alix said.
He said they will also work for a meeting with President Benigno Aquino III.
“The manifesto will be presented to the cabinet and Malacañang, consequently as we will give them a report of the discussions,” Rudy Alix said.
He urged the public to bring cameras and post the photo on their Facebook account for it to be included in the documentation report.
“The manifesto is the biggest thing that will be come up by MLC and it will be signed by organizations and advocacy groups,” said media liason officer Louella Alix. Correspondent Jessa Chrisna Marie J. Agua