Mayor orders removal of road & drainage structures

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on Monday created a task force that would clear the city’s road right of ways and drainage systems of vehicles and illegal occupants.

Under Executive Order No. 2, Mayor Sara will chair the task force while the head of the City Engineer’s Office will function as vice chairman.

The Regional and District Engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways , City Transport and Traffic Management Office, City Planning and Development Office , Davao City Water District General Manager, Philippine Long Distance Telephone and the Davao Light and Power Corporation will serve as task force members.

Aside from eviction of occupants from dangerous areas such as esteros, garbage dumps, riverbanks, shorelines, waterways and other public places such as sidewalks and roads, Mayor Sara also ordered the demolition of their illegal structures.

EO 2 has also mandated task force members to periodically clean existing drainage lines, monitor drainage projects implementation, submit lists of drainage projects implemented and recommend solutions to problems relating to floods.