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Cebu Provincial Capitol to charge for parking soon

THE Cebu Provincial Government will soon charge clients for the use of parking spaces in the Capitol compound.

Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, though, clarified that the move is not aimed at generating income for the Province, but to control the number of vehicles allegedly parked overnight inside the compound.

“It’s not really to earn but more to control (the use) because we’d like to prioritize those working here instead of making it a free-for-all parking lot,” she said in a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.

The location of the park and parking area at the Capitol grounds is where a 20-story building was supposed to rise.

Since opening the lot beside the Cebu Heritage Park as a parking area, the governor has observed that several vehicles have been parking overnight, even for days on end.

“I’ve instructed Engineering (office) and the PGSO (Provincial General Services Office) to put up the proper barriers and set up a system. We will be charging for parking, the way it was before,” Garcia said.

Parking fees are pegged at P20 for the first three hours and P10 for succeeding hours. (RTF)


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