ILOILO City – The Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) of the city government has backtracked from its call to repeal Regulation Ordinance 2009-216 that allows on-road parking on certain city streets.
Amendments would suffice to address concerns about the ordinance, said PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu.
In a previous letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s Committee on Transportation proposing the repeal, Conlu argued that vehicles allowed to park on certain city streets became obstructions.
After committee chairperson Rommel Duron showed reluctance to pursue a repeal, Conlu said an amendment was actually introduced to the ordinance reducing the number of streets where on-road parking was allowed.
For instance, according to Conlu, on-road parking is not anymore allowed on parts of Quezon and Rizal streets because these became national roads.
Conlu said new provisions may be introduced to the ordinance to ensure that streets where on-road parking is allowed remain unobstructed.
“Madugang kita sang provision nga pintahan ang mga dalan where parking is allowed,” said Conlu. “Once maglapaw ikaw sa pinta, bisan allowed mag-parking, may penalty ka man gihapon.”
The penalty could be a fine as much as P1,000, he added.
Under Regulation Ordinance 2009-216, on-road parking is allowed on the following streets:
* Calazans Street fronting San Jose de Placer Church – parallel parking on either side
* Ortiz Street – parallel parking on either side
* Aduana Street – parallel parking on either side
* Mapa Street – parallel parking on either side
* Guanco Street – diagonal parking on the left side (across Central Market); right side (Central Market side) absolutely no parking
* Aldeguer Street – diagonal parking on the left side (across Central Market); right side absolutely no parking
* Arsenal Street – parallel parking on either side
* Arroyo Street – parallel parking on either side
* Yulo Street – parallel parking on either side
* Solis Street – parallel parking on either sides
* Rizal Street – diagonal parking on Central market side
* Iznart Street – parallel parking on Central market side
On other roadways or streets not mentioned, parallel on-road parking is allowed subject to the general prohibitions under Article III of Regulation Ordinance 2009-216.
For barangay roads, the ordinance authorized barangay councils to identify by way of barangay legislation parking and no parking areas provided no parking fee or penalties shall be extracted.
“Sweeping.” This was how Councilor Duron recently described the proposal to repeal the ordinance.
“Ang ginareklamo is road obstruction. Ti once may ordinansa, that is not obstruction anymore, that is legal already,” said Duron.
However, he said, if “ang pag-parking nila not in accordance sa ordinance, ti dakpon nila eh. There is a corresponding penalty man.”/PN