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Barangay kagawads to help stop illegal parking in Iloilo

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Barangay officials will soon be deputized to help stop illegal parking in Iloilo City.

The city government has tapped barangay officials in addressing the problem during a meeting last Oct. 20 in City Hall, Iloilo-based news site The Daily Guardian reported.

However, it said the deputization of barangay officials will not go into effect until December 2016.

At the meeting were Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Councilor RLeone Gerochi, Liga ng mga Barangay President Councilor Reyland Hervias, Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office acting head Robert Foerster, and City Legal Officer Lorna Laurea met Land Transportation Office 6 Assistant Regional Director Nanet de Ocampo.

During the meeting, Mabilog said it was agreed in principle that barangay captains or kagawads will be deputized to enforce ordinances on road obstructions and illegal parking.

He said barangay officials will issue LTO Temporary Operator’s Permits to erring drivers and to owners of vehicles illegally parked in non-designated parking areas.

Under a city ordinance, on-road parking is not allowed from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. in several major streets.