Public Works department revives campaign to reclaim sidewalks from vendors

The Department of Public Works and Highways will clear sidewalks across the country next year to lower the number of pedestrians who figure in road accidents.

The Department of Public Works and Highways will clear sidewalks across the country next year to lower the number of pedestrians who figure in road accidents.

 

Joel Zurbano of Manila Standard Today reports Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson will implement a new policy to reclaim the country’s sidewalks from vendors and obstructions starting next year. "What has happened with the loss of pedestrian pathways is that people are now on the highway putting their lives in danger because commercial activities and obstructions have taken over on the sidewalks," Singson said.

 

In May, Singson ordered an inventor of illegal structures that obstruct sidewalks and "report the status on removal of illegal structures and obstructions on a monthly basis to the agency's Bureau of Maintenance," the report said.

 

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