The Dumaguete City government finally started the concreting of the Looc bypass road in Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City, yesterday with funds from Senator Bam Aquino.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo had requested for the repair, rehabilitation and concreting of this major alternative route to prevent traffic congestion near Silliman University and the city pier area.
Remollo was heavily criticized in the past when he insisted on opening the Looc bypass road as it would displaced some families. Today, however, Dumaguete residents thank the mayor for his foresight that proved beneficial to the community.
Meanwhile, the city government plans to tow illegally-parked vehicles once the Sangguniang Panlungsod passes the required ordinance, a government press release said.
Remollo said he is more inclined to use towing trucks than on clamping the vehicles that are illegally parked because once immobilized,they will remain as obstructions in the streets.
As to concerns that only motorcycles are being impounded, this is due to the fact that the present ordinance only applies to motorcycles. But cars and trucks are not exempted frompaying penalties for violating of rules in the discipline zone, the press release added.*RG
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