San Juan City to resume road clearing operations

Published November 6, 2020, 1:54 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The San Juan City government will resume on November 16 its road clearing operations, after it was temporarily suspended for seven months due to the pandemic.

Mayor Francis Zamora on Friday vowed that the local government will further intensify its clearing operations along the streets in the city, which earlier earned a perfect score for the implementation of the program.

“After seven months of suspension due to the pandemic, we will once again conduct Road Clearing Operation (RCO) 2.0 on the streets of San Juan,” Zamora said.

“The continuation of RCO 2.0 is also part of our transition to the ‘New Normal’ so we need to ensure that public roads do not have illegal obstructions and keep them safe from potential danger to citizens and the community,” he added.

With the ongoing pandemic, the mayor said that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will impose a new set of rules based on the type of community quarantine status of a given area.

For San Juan, which is part of Metro Manila where a General Community (GCQ) status is currently enforced, Zamora said that a “partial implementation” of the program will be imposed.

Among those considered as road obstructions are unauthorized parked vehicles and illegal structures on sidewalks.

It can be recalled that San Juan City was among the local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) that earned a 100 percent grade for its road clearing operations back in 2019.

“This is due to the proper implementation of the rules of our city government, and also due to the strong and full support of every San Juaneño,” Zamora said.

“And with the continuation of Road Clearing Operation 2.0, I once again call on all our officials and each San Juaneño for your compliance, support, and cooperation,” he added.