LOOK: Road clearing operations kick off in Iloilo City

Joyce Ann Clavecillas, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2019 03:58 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2019 04:43 PM

Workers clear the sidewalk of obstructions during the massive road clearing operation in La Paz District, Iloilo City. ABS-CBN News

ILOILO CITY - The Iloilo City government, along with other government agencies, came in full force Tuesday morning for road and sidewalk clearing operations in La Paz District.

Structures occupying portions of the sidewalk were removed. Most of the residents were cooperative. According to them, barangay officials advised them beforehand.

Pedicab drivers were, meanwhile, disappointed because they could no longer park their pedicabs along the road. The gym of Barangay Alalasan was temporarily converted into a parking area for pedicabs.

The drivers also fear that this could affect their source of income.

They hope the government would give due consideration to them.

Local government units were given 45 days by the Department of Interior and Local Government to clear roads and sidewalks of obstructing structures and vehicles. This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to reclaim all public roads.