TACLOBAN CITY-The city government recently conducted an orientation among personnel of the Traffic Operation Management Enforcement and Control Office (Tomeco), Volunteer Service Program and Task Force Kanhuraw for them to strictly enforce city ordinances.
In particular, the orientation focused for them to observe and enforce Executive Order Number 26, signed by Mayor Cristina Romualdez.
The said executive order refers to the implementation of ordinances on anti-jaywalking, smoking in public places, anti-littering and urinating in public places in the city.
“The executive order is the highest (law) of the land and the basic to our ordinances. This order is to ensure the strict performance of the enforcers,” lawyer Jude Quebec, executive assistant assigned at the City Mayor’s Office, said.
The goal of the executive order is to promote a healthful and peaceful environment, he added.
Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, health coordinator of city government special projects, said that the local laws are to be strictly imposed to “protect the people.”
Meantime, Quebec said that as part of the implementation of EO 26, there will be repainting of pedestrian lanes in all major streets in the city and installation of surveillance cameras.
He also said that new traffic lights are soon to be put up on selected streets in the city.
(JESSICA A. OLEVO, LNU Student Intern)