LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The military formed on
April 26 a special investigating body to look into the killing of 11 soldiers
including an Army captain and a civilian in an ambush by suspected New People's
Army guerillas in Tinoc town of this province Wednesday morning.
ambush was perceived as vengeance for the death of seven of the NPA guerillas’
comrades in an earlier encounter in nearby Natonin, Mountain Province on April
In Manila, Col. Arnulfo
Marcelo Burgos Jr., military spokesman, said Maj. Gen. Rommel Gomez, commander
of the 5th Infantry Division created the probe body following reports that the
11 soldiers were "executed" by the rebels.
Reports said most of
the slain soldiers were only injured after their vehicle tumbled when their
driver was hit by a sniper fire.
The rebels reportedly
finished off the defenseless soldiers.
“If this is true, this
is clear a violation of the Geneva Convention barring the execution of wounded
or injured soldiers,” Burgos said.
Burgos said that the
probe body would also determine if there were security lapses on the part of
the ambushed government troops.
Aside from the
investigation, the main concern of the troops is focused on the pursuit of the
perpetrators and ensuring the safety and security in their area of jurisdiction.
Led by Lt. Col. Eugene
Batara, commander of the 86th Infantry Battalion, the government troops were
waylaid by by more or less 40 NPA rebels in Barangay Gumhang, Tinoc town in
Ifugao province. Batara and his men were on their way back to their headquarters
in Kiangan town after attending a command turn-over in Tinoc.
In the fighting that
ensued, Batara’s operations officer, Captain SeigfredKafilas was killed along
with 10 others soldiers and a civilian who were reportedly executed by the
The remains of the
slain soldiers were taken to the headquarters of the 5th Infantry Division in
Gamu, Isabela for the necessary honors before they are turned over to their
Burgos said elements of
the 86th Infantry Battalion are now conducting full-scale operations against
Col. Miguel Puyao,
Civil Military Operations officer of the 5th Infantry Division based in Gamu,
Isabela, identified the other slain soldiers as Staff Sgt. Torres, Corporal
Lazaro, Privates First Class Salud, Lakitero, Veloria, Dawaton, David, Naliw,
Lorenzo, and Sanadan, who died in the hospital.
civilian rider, Aimee Labug, was also killed while Jefferson dela Cruz was
wounded along with Lt. Nabatias and Private First Class Lopez. Labug and Dela
Cruz were civilian members of the Army band.
ambush led to a fierce gunbattle that dragged on until 12:15 p.m.
Philippine Air Force had to deploy a helicopter to the area to provide air
cover for the pinned troops.
same helicopter later evacuated the wounded soldiers to the hospital.
April 21, seven NPA guerrillas, including a woman fighter, were slain in an
encounter with government troops in, Natonin, Mountain Province, the military
is only a few kilometers from Tinoc.
of the 54th Infantry Battalion, were reportedly providing security to a medical
mission in Banawel village in Natonin when they chanced upon a group of some 30
armed rebels along the Natonin-Paracelis border around 6 a.m.
five-hour firefight ensued, resulting in the death of the seven rebels, whose
identities were still being verified, said Col. Miguel Puyao, spokesman of the
Isabela-based 5th Infantry Division.
of the rebels’ death were based on information provided by civilians. In fact,
they also told us that many more rebels were seriously injured in the
encounter,” Puyao said.
firefight also led to the discovery of the insurgents’ bunkers and three
outposts in the remote mountainous area and the recovery of several
high-powered firearms, including two rifle grenade launchers, reports said.
rebels were reportedly led by a certain ArtusTalastas, who heads the NPA unit
operating in eastern Mt. Province.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Nationalist
People’s Coalition (NPC), considered the ruling party in Pangasinan, assured
support Tuesday for President Benigno S.
Amado T. Espino told the media the exodus of Lakas Party politicians to the NPC
is a concrete way of support to the administration of Aquino, who belongs to
the Liberal Party (LP).
partymates here are known to have strongly supported in 2012 the candidacy of
then Aquino and the party remains supportive to the country’s Chief Executive,
Monday, Espino returned his original party in an oath-taking ceremony held at
the historic Sison Auditorium here, April 23. “NPC was my original party. I
left the party temporarily when its founding chairman, Ambassador Eduardo
“Danding” Cojuangco,” became inactive.
said that the political party has a fraternal bond with the lofty aspirations
of Aquino to improve the lives of Filipinos.
5th District Rep. Mark Cojuangco congratulated Espino as he welcomed him back
to the party. “NPC is a party whose sights are set on practicality not seen in
other parties. Members are dependent in identity and independent in thought.
“Dito, walangiwanan,” said Cojuangco.
BAGUIO CITY April 27 – Camp John Hay
Development Corporation urged President Aquino to intervene in the current
conflict with the state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority over
alleged violations of the CJHDevCo of the lease contract for not paying their
rent worth millions of pesos.
Yniguez, CJHDevCO executive vice president and chief operating officer, said
the company has no plans of abandoning their contract with BCDA to develop the
required 18 hectares out of the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone to
provide tourists with alternative destinations and develop more condominium
units, country and log homes for high-end individuals.
are bullish about our projects within our leased area. Were bullish about the
tourism potentials of Baguio,” Yniguez said.
had been through four Presidents, six changes in the BCDA administration and
four changes in the local government, thus, we will not just leave and abandon
to him, it is only President Aquino who can force BCDA officials to sit down in
the mandatory arbitration as contained in the case filed by the developer
before the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center so that the breaches of both
parties could be pinpointed and possible solutions to the same will be
has already infused a little over P5 billion in investments and the put up of
added infrastructure inside John hay over the past 16 years,” he said, adding
that “the company has also paid to BCDA a total of P1.44 billion representing
partial payments of its lease rentals prescribed in the original and revised
we were awarded the right to develop John Hay in 1996, BCDA had already committed
breaches in our contract, particularly the non-delivery of 32 hectares
developable area and the delays in the issuance of the Environmental Compliance
Certificate and the demolition of illegal structures within the leased area
among others,” Yniguez said, citing that “such breaches resulted to the signing
of the first revised memorandum of agreement in 2000.
CJHDevCo official claimed BCDA was only able to deliver 4.5 hectares out of the
18 hectares developable area up to the present, thus, they could not do the
full blast development considering that their problems are compounded by the
delays in the issuance of the required permits and clearances from concerned
government agencies as committed by the BCDA in the third RMOA.
2007-2011, we were not able to implement our P5 billion investments to build
more housing units and commercial town centers within the developable area
which translated to over P11.6 billion in supposed income for our company,”
Yniguez s said.
said there must be a “win-win solution” to be reached by both parties in the
current conflict if they sit down together in arbitration and not through media
campaign since it is the city government of Baguio which is at the losing end considering
that the local government will not be able to get its 25 percent share from the
lease rentals supposed to be paid by the developer to BCDA.
VIGAN CITY— The Department of Social Welfare
and Development Region 1 office
distributed a total of P20,344,500 stipend for a total of 13,563 indigent
senior citizens in the four provinces of Ilocos region.
to DSWD Region 1 Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo, the release of the
stipend to those covered by the Social Pension Program for senior citizen in
121 municipalities was completed in 17 days.
This was achieved by maximizing regular staff
assigned to distribute the stipend in which each qualified senior citizen received
P1,500 covering a three-month period from January to March this year, Castillo
Social Pension Program aimed to assist all qualified indigent – senior citizens
for their daily needs particularly on food and medicine,” he said.
“However, there are 185 social
pensioners who were not able to attend the scheduled release due to unavoidable
circumstances and health conditions. With this, the Regional Social Pension
Unit had already coordinated with concerned workers at the LGUs to inform the
unpaid pensioners and re-schedule the release of their stipend,” he said.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Government forces
recently raided 51 marijuana plantations and one hashish processing facility in
Benguet worth millions of pesos.
Cesario P. Castro, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
bared this saying the sites were located with help from Philippine Air Force
plantations, which produce about 30 to 40 percent of marijuana supply in the country, had
reportedly been untouched since the 1980s.
said P260,972,800 worth of marijuana were uprooted during a massive eradication
operation in the towns of Kibungan and Bakun town in Benguet April 16.
marijuana cultivation sites were reportedly found in treacherous, towering
rocky mountains and cavernous, steep-sided valleys, needing some of the
operating units to rappel or cross rivers.
rows of cannabis plants were likewise interspersed between rows of corns or
vegetables or concealed by sunflowers and other shrubs.
were also hidden among bushes, cemeteries or inside caves, he said.
hoses, pesticide sprayers and commercial fertilizers for the marijuana plants
were likewise found in place.
the marijuana processing site was discovered underneath a big rock, where a
heavy-duty hydraulic jack, one marijuana brick molding box made of iron, wooden
separator plates, dried cannabis fruiting tops wooden compressing box with a
wooden compressor and other paraphernalia for converting the fruiting tops into
brick form were confiscated.
nine-team regiment of anti-narcotic units was composed of operatives from PDEA
– CAR, PAF 1AD TOG1, Police Regional Office – Cordillera, Philippine Army
5th Infantry Division 503rd Brigade Civil Military Operations
Battalion and Military Intelligence Group 1, National Bureau of Investigation and Criminal Investigation and Detection
Group in the Cordillera.
for samples, the uprooted or seized marijuana were burned on-site.
samples were publicly burned at Camp BadoDangwa here last week participated in
or witnessed by chairman Ronnie Ricketts of the Optical Media Board of the
Philippines, media, local government units, civil society groups and
BAGUIO CITY – The planned shift from townsite
reservation to direct award mode of land titling as contained in the proposed
amendment of the Baguio City Charter will not abet squatting in the city as the
new process, once approved, will not cover applicants with illegitimate and
new process will not encourage squatting as it will cover only bonafide lot
applicants and not those applicants with questionable claims including those in
waterways, watersheds and road right-of-ways,” Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified
mayor said the change in the land disposal procedure as contained in the
proposed charter amendment will on the contrary discourage land speculation as
the titling process will be hastened in favor of the actual and qualified
occupants of the land.
mayor said the city needs the shift to direct award mode of titling to
address the mounting townsite and miscellaneous sales applications that remain
unacted due to the slow process involved in the city’s present land disposition
scheme which is based on its status as a townsite reservation.
said there are around 5,600 applications that remain pending in the city and if
not disposed will cause more problems in the long run.
said many applications date back to as far as 30-50 years and the delay in
titling opened the floodgates to squatting problems.
He said the delay also led to the
shortchanging of the city government in terms of land taxes and permit fees as
lot applicants because of the delay are allowed to occupy the land and build
their homes without paying taxes and construction permits fees to the city
said if approved, the direct award will speed up the process of awarding these
public lands to actual and qualified beneficiaries and in doing so, will
address the squatting problem and at the same time will assure payment of land
mayor said the new process will shorten the procedures by localizing the
members of the awards committee and by doing away with some of the steps
including the bidding requirements.
composition of the awards committee along with the land disposition process’
conflict with the Free Patent Law remain as grey areas in the ongoing study
of House Bill No. 3759 or An Act Revising the Charter of the City of
bill is now pending before the Senate committee on local government
chaired by Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
city is expected to submit its position paper on the bill this week for
consideration by Marcos’ committee before the bill can be submitted for plenary
debates and amendments in the Senate.
The city’s position paper will delve on the
salient amendments particularly on the implementation of the direct disposal
and award of alienable public lands and the revisions in the functions of city
BAGUIO CITY - The city government shall
conduct a jobs fair on May 1 and 2 at the Baguio Convention Center.
to PESO officer RomeldaEscano, the May 1 affair shall have no less than 35
local offices offering job vacancies while on May 2, interested applicants may
look around for foreign employment from at least 25 agencies.
activities shall be conducted at the venue: seminar on anti-illegal
recruitment, pre-employment orientation seminar, free online job search
services, free overseas calls and free haircut and massage.
job fair and services are being sponsored by the Department of Labor and
Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine
Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Technical Education Skills Development
Authority (TESDA) Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Philippine
Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),
Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
media sponsor ABS-CBN is also working with the offices for the benefit of
employees and employers, both here and abroad, while other sponsors, opted to
conduct jobs fair in their own respective venues.
include, for local employment; services for call centers, Information
Technology, Medical Transcription, and Food and Beverage services. Foreign
employment needs include medical services, engineering and construction and
other skilled blue-collar jobs.
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Gov. Leonard G.
Mayaen said the declaration of the whole province as a peace zone by the
provincial peace and order council will subsequently spur economic development
that will translate to improved living condition of local residents, especially
those in far flung communities.
the concept of a peace zone for Mountain Province, Mayaen said all communist
rebels and the military will be required to leave the province in order to
allow the people to move freely in their respective places to earn for a living
of their families.
problem is I am now being accused by both camps, the communist rebels and the
military, as taking sides with their enemies,” Mayaen said,
want our people to have a peaceful atmosphere to live and earn their livelihood
without fear of being harassed or intimidated by the presence of communist
rebels and the military in their villages.”
the PPOC had been going around the 10 towns of the province conducting
consultations on the planned declaration of a peace zone in the province, the
governor disclosed harassment and recruitment activities of the communist
rebels in far flung villages and military operations against the rebels had
been significantly reduced considering that both parties do not want to be
driven away from the province once the declaration of a peace zone will be
added more communist rebels are now going back to mainstream society and giving
up their armed struggle because of the difficulty of life running and hiding in
are now providing livelihood assistance to at least 40 rebel returnees under
the rebel returnee program of the provincial government,” Mayaen said, citing
that each of the rebel returnees is receiving P5,000 monthly allowance from the
provincial government while helping in community activities in the barangays
where they come from.
the community works which the rebels returnees are engaged include tree
planting and maintenance works, cleanup campaigns, construction of public works
projects and beautification efforts.
said some of the rebel returnees also availed of livelihood assistance funds
from the local government and concerned government agencies which they used to
start up their own small and medium businesses to serve as the main source of
income to sustain the living condition of their families.
people want lasting peace in the province. We are already tired of the
inconveniences brought about by the hostilities between the rebels and
military,” Mayaen said, citing “people want to go to their fields or go hunting
without fear of being harassed or intimidated by either the rebels or the
local chief executive revealed local residents have realized that taking sides
on the rebels and the military have not done good on their part because they
are often harassed and intimidated by either party upon learning that people in
a village are backing the rebels or the military, thus, it is better for both
the rebels and the military to leave the province and give lasting peace a chance
to reign and allow the people to live the life that they want without being
influenced by either party.
The state-run Bases Conversion and
Development Authority (BCDA), in collaboration with the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) and its private sector partner, is poised to provide
the virtual “missing link” that will not only dramatically cut down travel time
between Metro Manila and Baguio City, but will make the journey more
comfortable and enjoyable.
link will come in the form of a 700-meter road connecting the existing
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) terminus in La Paz, Tarlac to the
forthcoming Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
memorandum of agreement on the construction of the envisioned connector road
has been signed by the BCDA, the DPWH and the Private Infra Development
Corp. (PIDC), signaling the launch of the road project under a
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
chair FelicitoPayumo thanked DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson for agreeing to
fund and implement the construction of the connector road. He said the PPP
scheme which is being championed by the Aquino administration as a linchpin of
national economic development, takes off from the build-operate-transfer (BOT)
model as adopted by the country through the BOT law which Payumo authored while
still a congressman representing Bataan.
PPP, Payumo stressed that vital infrastructure projects like the TPLEX of the
DPWH are constructed at no cost for the government, with the private partners
bankrolling the project implementation with the attendant commercial risks.
his part, BCDA President and CEO ArnelPaciano D. Casanova said that the
seamless connection between the SCTEX and TPLEX will favor no less than the
motorists who will be traveling from Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Northern
the end of the day, the connector road and the resulting seamless travel from
SCTEX to TPLEX provides the motoring public the best service government has to
offer,” Casanova said.
connector road project is an initiative of the BCDA and the DPWH representing
the national government, and will be constructed by PIDC which is a consortium
of locally-owned contractors.
Incidentally, the PIDC is also undertaking
construction of the 88.58-km TPLEX that
will run northward from La Paz to Rosario, La Union, traversing a handful of
Tarlac and Pangasinan towns.
opening of its section up to Gerona, Tarlac is expected to be completed before
the end of this year.
existing SCTEX is a 93.77-km expressway that traverses Bataan, Pampanga
and Tarlac provinces.
began commercial operations on April 28, 2008 with the opening of Subic-Clark
Segment and Zone A of the portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of Zones
B and C of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment on July 25, 2008 signaled the
full operation of SCTEX.
Currently, SCTEX has an estimated daily
traffic of more than 25,000 vehicles.
BAGUIO CITY- The city council last week
approved partial closure of Kayang extension and Chanum Street for
Extension shall be partially closed from April 18 to June 1 while Chanum street
would be totally closed May 15 up to July 3, this year.
road closures were requested by District Engineer IreneoGallato of the Baguio
City District Engineering Office, Department of Public Works and
Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region, in a letter to Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas.
closures have been announced during an earlier Traffic and Transport Management
Council meeting with Mayor Mauricio Domogan as chair and presiding officer. The
mayor directed City Engineer Leo Bernardez to install traffic signages for the
Administrative Order 044, s. of 2012 was issued for the suspension of the
number coding scheme only for private vehicles on April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
and June 1, 2012.
mayor issued the coding suspension to “allow local residents and visitors to
freely roam around the summer capital and enjoy its cool and romantic weather,
pine-scented air and scenic spots,” specially during
the weekends until this coming month.
move was recommended to and approved by the mayor during an earlier meeting,
through the Baguio City Police Office Traffic Management Branch.
on Ordinance 107, s. of 2008, the coding may be suspended during
activities sponsored and co-sponsored by the city government; and, the
Local Government Code, wherein every local government unit shall exercise
powers “for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are
essential to the promotion of the general welfare of its constituents.”
BAGUIO CITY – The city environment and parks
management office recommended police patrols at the Forbes Park here to
safeguard the area from intrusion.
officer-in-charge Cordelia Lacsamana suggested this in a report to Mayor
Mauricio Domogan following an on-site investigation conducted by the CEPMO
forestry team on incidents illegal dumping of earth materials at Parcel No. 1
of the forest reservation.
mayor last Monday ordered the CEPMO to investigate the reported soil dumping
activities in the area saying the lots which are now the subject of reclaiming
proceedings, have to be guarded against land speculators.
said any construction should not be allowed in the area pending resolution of
the city’s petition for the nullification of the Certificates of Ancestral Land
Titles (CALTs) issued by the National Commission on Indigenous
Peoples (NCIP) over parcels of the forest reservation.
her endorsement to the mayor, Lacsamana reiterated the recommendations of
acting forestry division chief Walter Aguirre for the police to apprehend the
dump truck drivers who undertook the dumping of soil and for the creation of an
inter-agency composite team to conduct an indepth probe over the incident.
in his report said he noticed an estimated 20 cubic meters of earth materials
dumped at the portion of Forbes Park while part of the wire fence was cut to
give way to vehicles.
chanced upon one dump truck whose driver when confronted admitted voluntarily
dumping the soil.
said on April 20 he returned to the area after receiving a text message on
another soil dumping which he said he was able to stop.
said there was no concrete evidence on who gave the authority to dump the soil
in the area “unless the drives of the dump trucks will be apprehended and give
their statements under oath.”
The mayor earlier called for vigilance in
protecting forest reservations and public lands now in dire situation due to
bogus land claims and titles.
from Forbes Park, Wright Park, Botanical Garden are also now in danger due to
the issuance of spurious CALTs while Busol watershed is also mired in squatting
cases which remained unresolved due to NCIP’s interference.
mayor said that while the city government is doing its best to protect the said
supposed reservations, support and vigilance from the public is necessary to
rally authorities into acting in favor of the city in its on-gong legal battle to
recover said forest reservations and retain them as such.
are the bigger problems (for which) we need everybody’s support because if we
lose in our legal battle to reclaim these areas, then we can just imagine what
will happen to our environment and to our city,” the mayor stressed.
mayor said this cause is more realizable as the lots involved are not private
properties but part of public domain that are supposed to be inalienable.
city has pending petition through the Office of the Solicitor General with the
Court of Appeals for the cancellation of the CALTs issued over parcels of land
within said reservations and of titles covering prime pieces of property which
were subdivided and eventually expanded by several hectares in Pacdal and
said the city legal office has also filed a petition for the cancellation of
the CALTs issued over Botanical Garden.
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Court charges
have been dropped against a Bangladeshi and two drivers for not being able to
present ore transport permits pursuant to section 53 of the Mining Act of 1995
have been dropped, the Office of the Prosecutor here bared.
Bontoc Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) president Bryan Bellang reported
to the Bontoc Police Station Feb. 1 this year, a white Isuzu dump truck loaded
with suspected mineral ores and mine tailings.
vehicle was registered to RojohnPio of RAR Aggregates and driven by a certain
Jeffrey Beadoy, 38.
reports said the truck parked at sitioBalitian, Bontoc Ili, waited
for a blue elf truck loaded with sacks of suspected mineral
ores and mine tailings believed to have come from Mainit, Bontoc,
and had these transferred to the dump truck.
blue elf truck registered to David Bitao was impounded at the Bontoc PNP.
said a Bangladeshi hired his truck after his (Bangladeshi) blue
elf truck malfunctioned at Guinaang Bontoc.
Fiera was earlier sideswept by a blue elf truck .
reports said Beadoy and his helper identified as
Rommel Guminiguin did not present ore transport permit
making Bontoc police to impound their vehicle.
said a certain Bangladeshi named Melon AnikeHossain, 33,
married and with residence at Naguilian, La Union hired
his truck to transport the mineral ores and mine tailings
from Mainit to sitioBalitian to the waiting Isuzu dump
DAGUPAN CITY – Thirty roasted pigs vied last
week for the top prize in a cook-off at the city plaza in the first-ever Lechon
Tan Jr., chairman of the Lechon Festival, said lechoneros from as far as Ozamis
City in Mindanao joined the contest.
roasting started at 8 a.m. and lasted before lunchtime. The winners were judged
according to taste, aroma, crispiness, and overall appearance.
city government each gave the participants a pig to roast, charcoal, some
materials and P1,000 for their other needs. Each lechonero had two assistants.
city government under Mayor Benjamin Lim said the pigs were raised by residents
of Barangays Mangin and Salisay under a livelihood project. FeedPro, a company
that manufactures special, all-natural feeds, provided the “almost organic”
feeds for the hogs, Tan said.
Best Special Lechon contest is Lim’s brainchild as part of this city’s ongoing
Bangus Festival, now on its 11th year, chaired by his son, Councilor Brian Lim.
were Melchor Corpuz from Barangay Bonuan Gueset, first prize; Virgilio Raga from
Barangay Lasip Chico, second prize; and Richard Tamayo from Barangay Malued,
all in Dagupan City, third prize.
received P50,000, P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.
After the 30 entries were paraded and judged,
spectators partook of the lechon.
cook-off is part of Lim’s TatakDagupan project to promote not just the city’s
most popular aquaculture product, the bangus (milkfish), but other alternative
products like lechon, too, Tan said.
There are 12 registered lechon establishments
in the city, but there are also many backyard lechoneros.
BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan during
the transport and traffic management meeting last week requested a detailed
study be done on a proposed traffic scheme on its effect on the environment and
motorists’ convenience before experimentation and implementation.
The scheme as presented plans to put back two-way vehicular routes in roads
once deemed one-way areas was presented to the Transport and Traffic Management
Committee (TTMC) last Thursday. Planned
to ease traffic to and from the Central Business District and the University of
the Philippines loop area, the scheme was contradicted as it was seen to
increase traffic build-ups in adjoining roads and cause more vehicular fume
emission, thus the mayor’s call for a study.
The TTMC also tackled a request for permanent space for parking, loading and
unloading of an out-of-town jeepney line at Harrison road, due to displacement
at Governor Pack road.
request was given a temporary status until the completion of road repairs.
From the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), is an announcement
that Chanum street, Upper Kayang extension and M. Roxas streets shall be closed
signs shall be installed by the City Engineers Office (CEO), for the public’s
information, it was learned.
Requests for exemption from the coding scheme from motorcycle food services
were also denied as with additional on-street parking. Institutions should
provide parking areas for their personnel and clients, it was made
The TTMC headed by Mayor Domogan also endorsed to the Land Transportation
Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) requests for lines, provided that the
subject lines meet: conditions set: the need for said transport route and that
a private parking area is provided.
So as to lessen vehicle volume on the roads, operator-driver
organizations are encouraged to arrange their schedules on the road; as done by
the Trancovillejeepney lines.
And as to the vendors insisting on their right to stay at General Luna road, a
dialogue is reset between them, Punong Barangay officials, Saint Louis Center
Parents Advisory as to its status and use of the area.
the space was maintained as a portion of the school and later said to be part
of the city road. School officials later insisted no permit was given to the
vendors and the space is now needed as loading and unloading area for school
service vehicles. The matter is expected to be resolved before the next school