TACLOBAN CITY– An ordinance penalizing owners who park their vehicles unattended and illegally has been passed in the city council.

Councilor Jerry Uy said that the proposed ordinance will address, among others, the worsening traffic problem of the city.

“Most especially with those vehicles that are parked for long hours, that obstruct traffic, they will be towed,” the city official said.

Under the proposed ordinance, penalties will be meted.

For light vehicles, the penalty will be P1,500; medium vehicles, P2,500; and heavy vehicles 4,500.

The erring vehicle owners will also be mandated to pay the P1,000 storage fee of their impounded vehicles. (JASMINE KATE AGOSTO, LNU STUDENT INTERN)