Treñas warns sanctions to barangays over failed road clearing ops


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas will impose administrative sanctions against barangays that failed to comply with a nationwide directive to clear public roads.

Forty-six of the 139 barangays that underwent evaluation failed city government’s initial road-clearing validation, said Treñas.

“While I do not want to impose administrative sanctions, but 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,” according to him.

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

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

They committed to ramping up their road clearing efforts before the deadline on April 30.

Forty-one barangays in the city are yet to be evaluated.