Recently, DILG Bacolod Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag reminded barangay officials to perform their roles in the continuing maintenance and sustainability of the cleared roads within their respective jurisdiction. In compliance with Memorandum Circular (MC) 2019-121 dated July 29 and MC 2019-176 dated Oct. 4, village officials such as barangay chairpersons and council members are tasked to perform their responsibilities in the conduct of road-clearing operations .
Madayag also directed the barangay officials to follow the approved ordinances during implementation and to collaborate with the city mayor for the clearing of roads from illegal structures. To sustain peaceful, smooth, orderly, and continuous implementation of the road-clearing operations, village officials are asked to mobilize village watchmen for monitoring.
Starting February 5, 2020, barangay officials shall submit reports every fifth day of the month for monitoring of their compliances. Barangay officials will have 60 days to exercise their power to reclaim public roads.