Talisay City barangay eyes truck ban

BARANGAY San Roque in Talisay City, Cebu has proposed a resolution seeking to implement a ban on larger trucks, including garbage trucks, for three long months to give way to the construction of a water drainage system in the village.

The barangay has already submitted copies of the resolution to Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas and City of Talisay-Traffic Operations Development Authority (CT-TODA) head Jonathan Tumulak.

The truck ban, which was supposed to start Wednesday, January 25, was moved to a later date to give time to the Cebu City Government to prepare for the new development.

Tumulak said that currently, the garbage trucks from Cebu City going to the transfer station in Inayawan will pass through the construction site.

Tumulak added the truck ban policy aims to avoid delays in the drainage construction project.

"Wala man hinoon naapil sa ilang resolusyon nga tungod sa nangatagak nga basura gikan sa truck. Kini man gud ilang drainage project molungtad ni og tulo ka bulan kon walay mga kakulian sama sa kusog nga ulan," Tumulak said.

(There is no mention of trash falling the garbage trucks in the resolution. Their (Barangay San Roque) drainage project is expected to be completed in three months if there are no delays such as heavy rains.)

"Amo nang gipahibawo ang DPS (Department of Public Services) sa Cebu City Government, unya kita mismo ni-coordinate na sa opisina ni VM (Vice Mayor) Raymond Garcia,” Tumulak added.

(We already informed the DPS of the Cebu Government and then we have to coordinate with Vice Mayor Raymond Garcia.)

Tumulak said traffic personnel will be deployed in the affected area to guide motorists during the implementation of truck ban.

The drainage project is supported by the Talisay City Government. (BBT/TPT)