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DILG: 6,899 roads nationwide cleared during 60-day clearing ops

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 02:07 PM October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 6,899 roads nationwide have been cleared during the government-ordered 60-day clearing operations,  the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported Friday.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año bared this during a press conference in Quezon City, saying the reported number of cleared roads was from 1,246 local government units (LGUs) nationwide.

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Out of the 6,899 cleared roads, the DILG said 612 are in Metro Manila, which Año said are now “passable.”

Meanwhile, 1,148 out of the 1,246 LGUs nationwide passed the DILG validation for road clearing operations. These were then ranked as either high, medium or low compliance.

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Three hundred twenty-eight LGUs were also recognized as having high compliance rating. 497 local governments were given medium compliance rating, and 323 were classified as having low compliance ratings.

However, some 98 local government units did not get compliance ratings, which means they had failed to comply with the road clearing order.

The LGUs which did not get compliance ratings, Año said, will be given show-cause orders and will be made to explain their failure to comply with the government order.

“These LGUs are given five days from receipt of the show-cause orders for them to explain the non-compliance or underperformance,” Año said.  /muf

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