BACOLOD City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran urged the barangay officials to task their tanods or watchmen to monitor the malfunctioned streetlights and traffic lights within their areas of jurisdiction.
This, after a road accident on Sunday evening killed a 62-year-old man at Araneta Street in Barangay Sum-ag.
It was determined that the area was dark because of the busted streetlights.
Familiaran said Tuesday, June 25, the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) is also monitoring the city’s street lights and traffic lights, but they also need the assistance of the barangay officials to report to their office if there are malfunctioned street lights or traffic lights within their barangays.
“They have their tanods to monitor their barangay so if there’s a problem within their area, they should report it so that it can be addressed by the local government unit. We need the cooperation of everybody here,” he said.
He added there are some cases that can be solved in the barangay level, but if they cannot solve it then, they can forward it to the city government so that the problem will be addressed immediately.
Familiaran said the barangay officials should not be so dependent to the city government all the time.
He said the barangay has their own resources on how to address the problem in their barangay, if they cannot solve it then that’s the time to ask the assistance of the city government. (MAP)