From January 6 to January 18, the Mandaue City Enforcement Unit (MCEU) will be conducting obstruction clearing operations along public roads.
In a phone interview, MCEU Head Edwin Anthony Jumao-as said clearing operations will be conducted on national and city roads starting January 6.
“Ang amo nabantayan na daghan nga obstruction kay illegal parking unya illegal stalls,” said Jumao-as.
(We noticed that a lot of the obstructions were illegal parking and illegal stalls.)
The MCEU head noted that if there are cases of illegal parking in establishments or stalls obstructing the roadway, recommendations would be sent to the city’s business permits and licensing office to deny renewals of business permit for non-compliant establishments.
Jumao-as assured the public that temporary establishments that may be obstructing the roads will be given time to process necessary permits before they proceed with the recommendations to BPLO.
“Ang kana sa barangay roads kay iactivate ang barangay road clearing enforcement aron wala nay obstructions magbabag sa dalan,” Jumao-as added.
(Along the barangay roads, we are going to activate the barangay road clearing enforcement so that there wouldn’t be obstructions on the road)
Last year, MCEU had recorded a total of 258 obstructions in accordance with the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Memorandum Circular No. 2020-145. The unit had served 251 notices of violations in multiple barangays within the city since December 28.
On December 24, MCEU temporarily postponed their clearing operations to man proper social distancing in the Mandaue City Public Market. They had anticipated the large surge of last minute Christmas shoppers who were preparing for Noche Buena.
“Hangyo namo sa constituents kay muabide lang ani aron maclear ang sidewalk ug aron di ta maabot sa kaso-kaso unya win-win ra ta.”
(We are asking our constituents to abide so that we can clear sidewalks and so that we don’t end up with filing suits and it’ll all be just win-win.)
With the cooperation of the public, MCEU believes that they can achieve a better rating in DILG’s evaluation this coming January 18 to 22. – Rappler.com