Illegally-parked cars towed as QC starts daily street clearing ops

MANILA, Philippines – Clearing operations in the streets of Quezon City will be a daily thing now, after the city government on Monday, July 8, started going after illegally parked vehicles, as ordered by Mayor Joy Belmonte. 

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), with the help of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said it would also conduct operations against illegal vendors, traffic violators, and other road and sidewalk obstructions.

On Monday morning, in the areas around city hall, the DPOS and the MMDA towed unattended vehicles and issued violation tickets to those blocking roads and sidewalks. They wrote 10 tickets to car owners and towed 12 illegally parked vehicles within the vicinity of East Avenue, Kalayaan Avenue, V. Luna Avenue, and Malakas Street in Barangay Pinyahan.

Owners or drivers of the towed vehicles will have to claim them in Tumana, Marikina City.

Barangay Pinyahan Chairman Carl Lipnica said there wasn’t any problem informing Quezon City residents. “Sumusunod sila.... Ang main problem diyan, 'yung nagpapa-lease na walang mapa-park-an, o 'yung may hearing sa LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board), sa LTO (Land Transportation Office), walang parking para ma-accommodate ‘yung mga kliyente.”

(Residents follow.... The main problem is with those who lease out [their property] without parking space, or the LTFRB calling for hearings and the LTO, which don't have parking space to accommodate their clients.) 

A mission order by Quezon City DPOS chief Dexter Cardenas stated that clearing operations aims to remove obstructions within the vicinity of Quezon City Hall, Kalayaan Avenue,  East Avenue, Matalino Street, Mayaman Street, Agham Road, NIA Road, BIR Road, and Malakas Street. –