THE Baguio City Government will discuss with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) procedures in removing structures on road right-of-ways (RROWs).

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said he will set a meeting with the DPWH Baguio City Engineering District Office and the City Buildings and Architecture Office to spell out right-of way rules amid the mushrooming of roadside illegal structures.

Domogan said they have come up with a format for demolition orders that the heads of BCDEO and CBAO will have to sign.    

But the guidelines will have to be revised to conform with the new memorandum from the DPWH central office, the mayor said.

Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr Yangot has raised concerns over the proliferation of illegal constructions along RROWs in Dontogan Barangay, Marcos Highway, Kennon Road and other areas. He said the structures include large buildings.

He also voiced concern on the status of RROW lot along Naguilian Road which had been issued a title under the free patent law and the lots covered by the expanded titles.

Domogan said the city is readying documents to request the Office of the Solicitor General to initiate the cancellation proceedings to nullify the title of the lot along Naguilian Road.

The mayor believes the city has a solid case because the lot, which used to house a barangay multi-purpose hall, lies along a national road and in commercial zone and therefore not covered by the free patent law. (Aileen Refuerzo)