Tacloban City scores "high compliance" rating on road clearing ops

(Tacloban City scores 91.60 percent, a "high compliance" rating, during the recently concluded validation of the road clearing operation. Photo via Creative Commons) 

TACLOBAN CITY  — The City Government of Tacloban, thru the leadership of Mayor Alfred Romualdez, has obtained a high compliance rating for the second phase of its road clearing operations, as assessed Thursday (February 18) by the regional validation team.

Tacloban City got a score of 91.60 percent, which is higher compared to the 2019 validation result. To recall, the city garnered 70 %, a substantial passing rate set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).


According to DILG Ormoc City Local Government Operations Officer Jean Redi Briones, who led the validation team composed of representatives of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and civil society organization, the city under in general community quarantine (GCQ) with a required partial implementation of road clearing, was evaluated whether road obstructions exist along or within the entirety of the selected roads.

Based on the assessment, common obstructions are plants over drainage, illegally parked vehicles, encroaching vending stand, among others. Construction materials, debris, and trees were also noted by the validation team.


Meantime, on behalf of Mayor Romualdez, Executive Assistant Atty. Agnes Pacheco though elated over the results of the validation, acknowledged the problem on road obstructions, saying the city has "room for improvement."

Despite the intensive conduct of road-clearing works through the pronouncement of DILG's directive regarding the resumption of clearing operations in November last year, the city will continue with the clearing operations even after the evaluation. 

As Mayor Romualdez commits to be consistent in putting order and cleanliness, Taclobanons' are urged to help in sustaining the city's efforts. Tacloban News Update (with a full report from Tacloban City Information Office/K.E. Napala)

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