Village officials to be deputized to apprehend violators of Baguio City ordinance

BAGUIO CITY, Oct — Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is bent on strictly implementing a Baguio City Ordinance on illegal parking by deputizing barangay (village) officials to apprehend vehicle owners violating the Baguio City Ordinance.

Domogan on Tuesday, October 25 said the responsibility of the anti-road obstruction task force will only be successful if the barangay officials will be a part of the implementation.

Domogan said another Administrative Order will be issued deputizing barangay officials to perform the task force responsibilities.

The task force was created to clear national and city roads of illegally parked vehicles and any form of obstruction that may hamper the flow of traffic.

The anti-obstruction task force will be composed of personnel from the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), Department of Public Works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO), City Engineering Office (CEO), Department of Transportation (DOTr-CAR) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Domogan said members of the task force will go around the different barangays to remind local residents of their obligations to free the streets from obstructions before they will start removing the license plates of illegally parked vehicles in order to compel the vehicle owners to park their vehicles in their neighborhood so that the roads will be free from obstructions, especially at night, to allow emergency responders immediately access to sites of emergency situations.

Domogan added that as soon as barangay officials are deputized, the same will undergo trainings to be able to perform their duties properly.

The deputized barangay officials will also be provided with “Traffic Citation Ticket” (TCT) albums which will be surrendered to the BCPO regularly.

Sixty percent of the fines paid at the City Treasurer’s Office will be used to fund barangay projects, Domogan said.