- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno wants barangay chairpersons and police to be held liable over reclaiming public roads
- He added that law regarding this matter must be passed
- However, Sen. Ping Lacson said that there is no need to pass a law for that
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said that there should be a law to penalize barangay chairpersons and police officers who refuse to reclaim all public roads.
KAMI learned that the barangay chairpersons and cops assigned to a certain area should be held liable before the responsibility goes to the mayor.
“Alam ko na pagtalikod ko ilalatag nila agad ‘yan (mga paninda) kaya kailangan siguro pag may nag-exist administratively liable agad ang barangay chairman at saka pulis bago pa umakyat ang responsibilidad sa alkalde. I think it is high time to create a law pero ayoko pangunahan ang Senate,” Moreno said.
“Kapag merong na-picture-an na nakalatag, bukas suspendido na si chairman, yung lespu eskyerda na (pulis aalis na),” he added.
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Interior Secretary Eduardo Año backed the idea of Moreno.
“Pabor ako diyan sa one strike policy, magkaroon ng isang batas para sigurado na tuloy tuloy itong ginagawa nating paglilinis,” Año said.
“Syempre paano natin ididisiplina ang constituents kung ang mismong mga local chief executives ay hindi disiplinado,” he added.
However, Senator Panfilo Lacson said that there is no need to pass a law for that.
“Kailangan pa ba ng legislation? Siguro a local government ordinance would suffice. Empowered sila to enforce local ordinances. So kung may ordinance sa Manila, mabuti nga yan para malinis talaga,” Lacson said.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Año to suspend any mayor or governor who refuses to reclaim public roads.
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