Mayor eyes MIGEDC review on transport privilege

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Friday, May 30, 2014


ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has instructed city planning and development officer Jose Roni Peñalosa to review the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by members of the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) to determine if transport privilege is incorporated into the deal.

Mabilog said the City Government is currently implementing the amended Comprehensive Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (CPBO) and there is currently a contention from the City Council to grant special privilege to first town MIGEDC members for them to enter the city.

He said the city mayor is the MIGEDC chairman and the other members are the local government units of the municipalities of Oton, San Miguel, Pavia and Leganes. The municipality of Sta. Barbara, next town of Pavia, is also a member of MIGEDC.

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The CPBO full implementation is slated on Monday, June 2, and only four car passes to public utilities from each town in the province will be allowed to enter the city.

MIGEDC first towns are exempted in the four car pass allowance and have the privilege to have many car passes from 30 to 40 percent of the total number of their PUJs to enter the city.

Mabilog said the Transport Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) is currently recalling the issued old car passes and to issue four car pass plates only to each town regardless of their transport organizations.

He also admitted that he is studying the several petitions submitted by different transport organizations from southern, central and northern Iloilo. However, the CPBO must be implemented first to determine the traffic regulations, Mabilog added.

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