Iloilo provincial board urges action vs road obstructions

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The Iloilo Provincial Board has passed a resolution asking the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to enforce the removal of electric posts that obstruct the public highway.

“With the noted increase of road mishaps and accidents, the need to strengthen measures for preventing such accidents in the Province of Iloilo must be pursued,” the resolution authored by Board Member Domingo Oso Jr. read.

The resolution was an offshoot of President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to local officials to reclaim all public roads that are being used for private ends. (Read here: Clear prov’l roads of obstructions, DPWH, LTO told)

Duterte ordered the local governments to rehabilitate all recovered public roads by placing street names and street lights.

They are also encouraged to develop and implement strategies that will address the displacement issues cause by the implementation.