A TRAFFIC official warned the motorists not to park their vehicles in no-parking zones in Cebu City to avoid getting clamped and fined.
Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) operation head Francisco Ouano said they will clamp cars as part of their efforts to maintain order in the streets during the Sinulog week.
Quano said his office received 296 new clamps last month.
CCTO now has 356 functional clamps that will be placed inside the traffic patrol cars, which will scour the major streets of Cebu City for violators.
The owner of a clamped vehicle will have to pay a P1,500 fine.
Thousands of out-of-town contingents bringing their own service buses and other vehicles are expected to increase the traffic volume in the city in the coming days.
Councilor Dave Tumulak, the overall chairman of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. executive committee, said Talisay City has the largest delegation with 1,600 persons.
Meanwhile, the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) will be temporarily closed during the Sinulog Grand Parade on Jan. 20.
The closure of the CSBT is due to the road closure of N. Bacalso Ave. or the national highway starting 12:01 a.m., or just a few hours before the Sinulog Grand Parade starts.
N. Bacalso Ave. is part of the annual festival’s route, serving as assembly area for street dancers and an exit area for participants who already finished their performances at the Cebu City Sports Center.
With the CSBT’s temporary closure on Jan. 20, passenger buses going to and from Southern Cebu will be transferred to a temporary terminal at the South Road Properties, particularly near Il Corso in Barangay Pardo.
Jonathan Tumulak, CSBT operations manager and Dave’s brother, said public utility jeepneys will be allowed to collect passengers at the temporary terminal and take them to the Mambaling flyover and to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. (AZLG & PAC of SuperBalita Cebu, JKV, KAL)