Sum-ag Highway is now Worse for Motorists-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
THIS was the reaction of motorists travelling through Sum-ag where there is just plain neglect of its barangay leaders who seem not to care about the southern motorists plying that highway, said a resident from Manville.
The highway has been well paved by a Chinese construction group under the World Bank loan of the IBRD and surely the job will leave the highway perfect to pass for the next fifteen years or so. But what makes things worse is the diggings along the side road for the drainage.
There is the slow work on the drainage digging and this is affecting the smooth flow of the vehicles. One motorist was amused when he passed by and saw several standee signs stating “No Parking Trisikads-Tricycles Fine P100”. But you could see several of these violators just park, as free as a bird. Whoever is the Barangay Captain and Kagawads here, surely they do not give a damn thing about order in the streets, said the fertilizer salesman.
If only the traffic chief knows his job then he could put order in Sum-ag, said a retired salesman living in that barangay. It is either these barangay officials do not care at all, or they are plainly ignorant on what to do as they are used to this chaos already, stressed a coffee drinker at a mall.
The residents are then calling the traffic chief that your services are needed in Sum-ag, Sir Chief. There are no traffic enforcers in the area and if the traffic chief is moving about maybe he will know the problem in the city, said another Manville resident businessman.
Many drivers are beating the red traffic lights in many intersections. Those law-abiding drivers want to know what enforcement scheme the new traffic chief plans implement so that discipline will be carried on in the city. The City Mayor has appointed him and for sure the city dad expects solutions to any concern on traffic. *
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 03, 2013.