The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) once again teams up with the city government of Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Philippine National Police (PNP) to clear road obstructions along major thoroughfares in the National Capital Region (NCR).
DPWH-NCR Director Melvin B. Navarro said a clearing operation team will resume on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 the removal of temporary and permanent structures at the north bound direction of about 3-kilometer from Bonifacio Drive, Port Area up to R-10, Tondo, Manila.
“We are continuously working with the Manila City government, MMDA, and PNP to ensure that this particular road space would remain free from any obstruction and ensure safety of our motorists and pedestrians,” said Navarro.
Road right right-of-way (ROW) violations were observed along mentioned segment as it is being constantly occupied by illegally-parked vehicles, stockpiles of palochina, and temporary structures of vendors.
”With proper and regular coordination with relevant stakeholders, we hope to make our national roads and sidewalks as spacious and safe as possible to our motorists and pedestrians,” added Navarro.
According to Director Navarro, the clearing of south bound direction of R-10 and Bonifacio Drive will follow as well as Roxas Boulevard.
Under the provisions of Section 23 of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 178 also known as the Revised Philippine Highway Act, all DPWH Regional and District Engineering Offices are mandated to implement removal of obstructions in any manner or unlawful and private use within any portion of road ROW.
Road obstructions identified include but not limited to temporary and permanent structures such as buildings, houses, shanties, stores, shops, stalls, sheds, canopies, and billboards within road ROW.