DILG files admin raps vs 10 mayors remiss in road clearing directive

first_imgInterior Secretary Eduardo Año said themayors were not able to “satisfactorily” answer the Show Cause Orders issued bythe agency. MANILA – The Department of Interior andLocal Government (DILG) has filed administrative charges against 10 mayors forfailing to comply with the national government’s order to clear roads of anyillegal obstructions. “We will file the succeeding batches as soon as our lawyers have finished reviewing the validation reports and the corresponding answers by the mayors,” says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año. PNA “This is just the first batch of casesto be filed and we will file the succeeding batches as soon as our lawyers havefinished reviewing the validation reports and the corresponding answers by themayors,” said Año in a statement.center_img The mayors of Baco, Oriental Mindoro;Pili, Camarines Sur; Ginatilan, Cebu; Pagsanghan, Samar; Aurora and Lapuyan,Zamboanga Del Sur; Sagay and Guinsiliban, Camuigin; Manticao, Misamis Oriental;and Caraga, Davao Oriental were all charged before the Office of the Ombudsmanwith administrative cases for gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct. DILG issued Memorandum Circular 2019-121last year, which is a formal directive to local government units to clear roadsand sidewalks from obstructions within 60 days. The directive came afterPresident Rodrigo Duterte asked local officials to reclaim public spaces duringhis State of the Nation Address last July. (CNNPH/PN)last_img

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