PBO suspension only after implementation-A A +A
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
THE new perimeter boundary ordinance (PBO) will have to be implemented first before suspension, said Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
“Technically, there is nothing to suspend as PBO has not yet fulfill its requirement for implementation as a local law,” he said.
Earlier, Mabilog sent a letter to the City Council to temporarily suspend the implementation of the new PBO but was advised by Vice Mayor Jose Espina III to allow its implementation only after a publication in a newspaper.
The new PBO authored by City Councilor Plaridel Nava will only take effect 15 days after publication, which may occur by October this year.
Mabilog said the action will give ample time for the projects to be completed, including the installation of five initial traffic lights.
Other projects designed to ease out the traffic situation are the expansion and road widening of the Senator Benigno Aquino Avenue or the diversion road, road widening at ELopez Street in Lapaz district and the retrofitting of Washington Bridge in Jaro district, among others.
The road sections are expected to provide smooth traffic for both private and public vehicles.
Meanwhile, Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, chairman of the council committee on appropriations and staunch oppositor to the new PBO, said there is no more money available for the publication of said ordinance.
However, Mabilog reiterated that the City Government is in good fiscal management and there is more than P933 million funds available for services and projects until the end of 2013. (LCP)