MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is satisfied with the road clearing operations that local government units (LGUs) had accomplished across the country.
However, 97 LGUs failed the standards set by the department in order to comply with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to clear all public roads of obstructions as they were turned into private parking spaces.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that overall, LGUs were able to accomplished 80 percent of the requirements with 1,148 municipalities and cities rated as compliant; 97 were rated as non-complaint and 388 others still under assessment.
Specifically, 328 LGUs were given a ‘high compliance’ rating for achieving 91% to 100% of the target; 497 were given ‘medium compliance’ rating for achieving 81% to 90% of the target; while 323 were graded ‘low compliance’ for achieving only 80% or even lower than the target.
Those who failed will be required to explain or justify their operations.
From their explanation, the DILG would determine whether or not they should be sanctioned which could lead to the dismissal of the local officials in charge.
“[That’s what we call] their best (or) their good was not enough,” Año noted.
Among the LGUs who passed the DILG standards were Metro Manila, but several major cities like Pasig City, Quezon City and Muntinlupa only received ‘medium’ compliance.
Taguig City was given low-compliance rating but the DILG said it was still up for review and validation.
Almost 7,000 roads were cleared across the country by the road clearing project of the government, 61 of which were all from Metro Manila.
“Huwag natin gawin ningas-kugon ang kampanyang ito,” Año said.
The official said they will send show-cause order first to 80 low-compliant barangays that are located in Metro Manila. – MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)
Metro Manila LGUs Compliance Rating (Source: DILG)
- San Juan
- Las Piñas
- Quezon City