Climaco orders truck ban on 7 major roads PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2016 11:30

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order, an act amending Executive Order No. CL 502-2013 dated May 28, 2013 which imposed truck ban on six-wheeler cargo trucks of more than five gross weight tonnage, including trailer and container vans on certain streets in the city of Zamboanga from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

In her Executive Order BC 203-2016 dated August 15, 2016, Climaco ordered and declared truck or transportation and/or hauling ban on six-wheeler cargo delivery trucks and other similar motor vehicles during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays to Fridays on Gov. Lim Ave., Veterans Ave., Mayor Vitaliano Agan Ave. (formerly Nuñez Extension), Gov. Ramos Ave., Gov. Alvarez Street, Nuñez St., and the Zamboanga City-Labuan Road from its junction at Suterville to San Jose Road/Alejo Alvarez junction.

The mayor issued the order upon the recommendation of the Zamboanga City Police Office and endorsed by the City Administrator’s Office.

She cited Ordinance No. 248, otherwise known as “The Revised Traffic Code for Zamboanga City,” which was enacted on Dec. 10, 2002 to regulate and control traffic and/or the use of city and national streets, roads and highways in the city.

Under the said ordinance (Sec. 5, Art. IV), no cargo trucks more than five gross tons shall be allowed to pass through Climaco Avenue, Gov. Lim Ave., Tomas Claudio Street and Mayor N. Valderrosa Street from its junction with P. Lorenzo Street up to its junction with the road fronting the main gate of Fort Pilar from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Likewise, no cargo trucks of any capacity shall be allowed to pass through Normal Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays.

Under the General Welfare Clause of the Local Government Code (Sec. 16 of RA 7160), however, Climaco said every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare.— Vic Larato