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Cities asked to hasten road clearing

cities asked to hasten road clearing - Cities asked to hasten road clearing

THE Interior department has ordered local government units to hasten road-clearing operations.

The agency will send out starting on Monday teams composed of police, firemen and jail officials to check cities’ compliance with the road-clearing order it had issued earlier, Interior Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said in a statement.

“Those found to be noncompliant will be issued show cause orders by DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año and will be submitted to President Rodrigo R. Duterte,” he said.

Mr. Año earlier said he would not extend the 60-day deadline for cities to clear their main roads. — Marc Wyxzel C. Dela Paz

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