Holy Week: Traffic scheme, liquor, backpack ban set in Abong-Abong PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:02


Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered the imposition of a traffic rerouting scheme and the prohibition of liquor including bladed weapons, firearms and backpacks at the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong, Pasonanca from March 23-26 in a bid to guarantee a solemn and orderly observance of the Holy Week.

These directives to the police are contained in Executive Orders (EO) 169 and 170 issued March 10, and will take effect 6pm March 23 until 6am of March 26.

The CCC Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong, Pasonanca is the center of activities during Holy Week as thousands of Catholic devotees flock to the area for their Lenten devotions. And so to guaranty law and order in traffic flow and movement of people and to ensure solemnity as people reflect on the passion and crucifixion of Christ, the two executive orders are issued.

EO-BC- 169 orders a temporary traffic re-routing scheme on roads leading to the Freedom Park and declaring the area as “walk-in park” for the duration of the observance of the Holy Week.

EO-BC-170 on the other hand prohibits the bringing, sale and drinking of liquor/intoxicating drinks, the bringing of audio/video equipment and playing of loud music and the bringing of firearms, bladed weapons, backpacks and other similar items at the Freedom Park also during the Holy Week.

The police are directed to confiscate and dispose immediately all prohibited items and to seize firearms, bladed weapons and other similar items from violators of the executive order. Violators are to be conducted to the police station for investigation and filing of appropriate charges or imposition of fines. Those with backpacks are to be denied entry at the entrance to the park at the discretion of the police.

Meanwhile, the road leading to Pasonanca Elementary School from its junction leading to Pasonanca Deep shall be closed to vehicular traffic but open for one way traffic from Km. 7 to junction Km. 5 and Pasonanca Deep.

The road leading to Pasonanca Deep from its junction with the road leading Pasonanca Elementary School up to the entrance of ZCWD motorpool and Luyahan Housing Project will be maintained as a two-way street. However, said road from the entrance of ZCWD motorpool leading all the way to Km. 6 at the entrance to Abong-abong is declared “one way” but motor vehicles coming from the ZCWD motorpool may either turn left to the public swimming pools and exit at Pasonanca road (Jardin Maria Clara) or go all the way up to Km 6 and turn left to Pasonanca main road in going to the city proper.

Also under EO-169, the Climaco Freedom Park is declared as one way from the entrance at Km 6 Pasonanca leading to the park via Carmen Valley up to exit at the junction of Pasonanca-Abong-abong-Murrok Road and Pasonanca-Abong-abong-Tumaga (Luyahan) road except residents of Carmen Valley and Km 7 with vehicle passes issued by the barangay chairman of Pasonanca are permitted to enter/exit at the entrance of the park at Km 6. Private motor vehicles and motorcycles to include PUJ with franchise Pasonanca-Abong-abong may enter the freedom park and to exit at Pasonanca-Abong-abong, Tumaga (Luyahan) road.

The road leading to the “Cruz Mayor” at the park is absolutely no entry to all motor vehicles including bicycles and pedicabs.

No structures for commercial purposes shall be constructed on said road from Station 1 leading to Cruz Mayor. However, the barangay together with the police will designate an area for such structures where it will not obstruct or impede the flow of traffic and pedestrians.

Pedestrians are encouraged to use the covered walk at Km 6 leading to Km 7 to avoid accidents and for this purpose the Pasonanca barangay Council through their tanods are enjoined to see to the orderly compliance of the same.

The road after the Abong-abong bridge, at Km. 7 is strictly a one-way road and to exit at Pasonanca-Murrok-Tumaga road, based on the EO. — Sheila Covarrubias