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San Juan City scores 100 percent in road-clearing drive–Zamora

/ 08:28 AM October 09, 2019
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PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar and San Juan City mayor Francis Zamora oversee the demolition of PCP 6 along a sidewalk in West Crame, San Juan City following President Duterte’s order to clear public roads of obstruction. INQUIRER/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines — San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora announced Wednesday that the city has scored 100 percent in the road-clearing drive spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“I am happy to announce that San Juan got a 100 percent score during the evaluation of the DILG,” Zamora said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.

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“When you say 100 percent, all criteria set by the DILG were met,” the mayor said, citing ordinances, inventory, road clearing in itself, displacement, rehabilitation, and grievance mechanism as among the criteria set by the department.

The DILG refused to confirm this citation.

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Zamora said that local authorities would continue to apprehend illegally parked vehicles, adding that daily monitoring and enforcement are necessary to maintain unobstructed roads in the city.

He urged residents of San Juan to participate in the efforts of the local government to clear public roads of obstructions.

“Now that the people have seen the possible effects of road clearing, I am very confident that they now realize that this is something they have to do also on their own,” said Zamora.

“Aside from us monitoring, enforcing, sustaining, our own constituents must really see the value of following rules and regulations,” he added.

But in a text message to INQUIRER.net, DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya refused to confirm San Juan’s perfect rating,  saying that Interior Secretary Eduardo Año would announce the results of the road clearing drive based on the department’s evaluation of reports submitted by local government units (LGUs) nationwide.

The 60-day deadline of the DILG for LGUs to clear public roads of obstructions ended on September 29.

DILG: LGUs ‘substantially’ compliant in road-clearing drive

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