THE GENERAL Santos City local government has started road and sidewalk clearing operations, with dialogues held between authorities and affected vendors. Among the first areas covered last Aug. 13 were Cagampang-Casquejo streets to corner Magsaysay Avenue, and Santiago Boulevard-Magsaysay Avenue to Cagampang streets. In the evening, the clearing team under the City Administrator’s Office went to Pioneer Avenue, where food vendors set up shop at night, mainly to cater to students. Clearing team head Jorge Manzano assured vendors that an alternative site will be provided as he appealed for them to cooperate. The clearing operations is in line with the President’s order during his State of the Nation Address last July for local governments to clear public roads and sidewalks from all obstructions. The Department of Interior and Local Government has also issued a memorandum in line with the directive.
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