DILG Nueva Ecija and Aurora have been preparing local government units (LGUs) for the Road Clearing validation on February 16 to March 2, 2021 in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to free streets of illegal obstructions and to return roads to the people.
To capacitate Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs), the DILG Nueva Ecija hosted a Virtual Orientation on the Guidelines on Road Clearing Validation on February 3, 2021 participated by RCVTs including DILG field officers and representatives from the Bureau of Fire (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and civil society organizations (CSOs).
Local chief executives, city and municipal administrators, local government functionaries, chiefs of police, punong barangays, and other barangay officials were also present during the orientation.
The conduct of validation is based on the LGUs’ compliance to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-145 relative to the resumption of road clearing operations after being suspended for almost eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, a face-to-face orientation with RCVTs of the province was also held on February 2, 2021 attended by representatives from the Provincial Office of Nueva Ecija, Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office, and Bureau of Fire Cabanatuan City.
LGOO V Kimberly B. Ruiz, Chief-Monitoring and Evaluation Section, discussed the validation guidelines emphasizing the cross-posting validation and the scoring system to be implemented.
An open forum was also conducted at the end of the discussion to address the concerns and queries of the validation team.
Likewise, a leveling meeting on the guidelines of the Road Clearing Operations (RCO) and validation was staged by DILG Aurora on February 4, 2021 to prepare LGUs for the upcoming validation.
Attended by Provincial and Municipal Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs), the Provincial Government of Aurora, and LGU Task Force representatives from the eight municipalities of Aurora, DILG Aurora said the meeting was conducted so that LGUs of Aurora have a mutual understanding of the guidelines imposed by the national directive.
Present as well in the activity headed by Atty. Ofelio A. Tactac, Jr. were representatives from the PNP, BFP, CSOs, Liga ng mga Barangays, and DILG field officers.