STARTING Saturday, October 1, 2022, operatives of the Cebu City Police Office (CPPO) will go out in the streets to implement the dry run of "Oplan Disiplina" program in cooperation with the Cebu City Government.
The program strictly implements ordinances that prohibit smoking, spitting and urinating in public places, indiscriminate throwing of garbage, parking of motorcycles and cars in undesignated areas especially in interior roads, among others.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for administration of the CCPO, said they will start conducting the dry run in the barangays and in big establishments around the city.
Parking on the roadside, especially in the interior barangays where roads are skimpy, is strictly not allowed under the city ordinance to give way to fire trucks that will respond during an occurrence of fire.
“Ang atong approach ani it will be the same during sa Covid Oplan Bulabog, this will be bottoms-up approach so it will start in the barangay going diri sa main thoroughfare sa mga dagkong establishments,” Parilla said.
The police said Oplan Disiplina can be likened to their Oplan Bulabog anti-criminality campaign, but the only difference is that the former mobilizes the different government personnel from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, City Hall and barangay to apprehend people who violate the city's ordinances.
The Oplan Disiplina will also set its focus on the indiscriminate throwing of garbage since this is one of the reasons why flooding occurs during the downpour.
Parilla, however, admitted that apprehending garbage violators is a great challenge for them since they are difficult to catch in the act.
The City Government has created a team that will implement the Oplan Disiplina, comprising of the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification and Enhancement (Probe) team, Cebu Environmental Sanitation and Enforcement (Ceset), Cebu City Transportation Office, Bureau of Fire Protection and the CCPO.
Violators will be issued citation tickets with corresponding penalties depending on their offense. (AYB, TPT)
Photo by Amper Campana
September 30, 2022
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