Sanctions eyed vs barangays that flunk road clearing works


Administrative sanctions await barangays that fail to comply with the road clearing order in Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry Treñas said.

Treñas noted this applies particularly to 46 of the 139 barangays that underwent evaluation and failed the initial road-clearing validation of the city government.

“If there will be a recommendation from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) then I don’t have a choice but to do so,” he said (

The city government evaluated the road clearing efforts of the barangays following the second round of clearing ordered by the national government.

Most of the barangays lacked ordinances concerning traffic and road laws, Treñas said.

He added the barangays committed to ramping up their road clearing efforts before the deadline on April 30.

The city government will still evaluate 41 more barangays. Treñas said he will meet with the barangay officials next week to identify areas where the city government can extend help.