The City Legal Enforcement Team of Bacolod began its road clearing activity yesterday in response to a memorandum from the Department of the Interior and Local Government that orders local government units to resume clearing operations nationwide.
In Bacolod, a total of 3 enforcement teams were deployed to separate areas for simultaneous clearing. Illegally parked vehicles and structures on the sidewalk were the target of the operations.
Some barangay officials have also spearheaded clearing operations in their communities. In Brgy. Banago, village chief Ricky Mijares, supervised the dismantling and removal of tables and illegal structures built by some vendors in his area.
The clearing team also inspected the downtown area and the 3 major markets after a number of street vendors were discovered to have returned to their previous spot when the Enhanced Community Quarantine was lifted. No vendors were apprehended nor their items were confiscated, but have instead been reminded to limit their space to allow the general public to have access of the sidewalk.
Meanwhile, a team from the Highway Patrol Group has also join the clearing operations with the deployment of their team in major highways to run after illegally parked vehicles.
All local government in the country will have until early January to complete the road clearing operations as directed by DILG.