Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo clarified that the construction project at Rizal Boulevard is part of the shoreline protection program and not a reclamation per se, that would require an Environmental Compliance Certificate from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Remollo said the ongoing project involves only 600 meters. Due to climate change, waters from the Dumaguete Bay had slowly been inundating the boulevard walkway, even to the main street.
The new edifice, which is expected to be completed end of this year, or early next year, will also serve as a view deck and will expand the boulevard for visitors, joggers and walkers.
Meanwhile, owners of impounded motorcycles at the City Hall compound should pay the corresponding fines for violations specified in the citation tickets.
Many of the seized motorcycles were apprehended during a series of checkpoints conducted by the Philippine National Police and the Traffic Management Office, to instil discipline in streets and increase the visibility of law enforcers as part of the intensified anti-crime drive.*
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