Parañaque City has followed the lead of the City of Manila and began implementing its own truck ban on Friday to address road congestion.
The truck ban will cover Brgy. Don Bosco, Dona Soledad Avenue and the South Service Road areas of the city from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. according to a report on GMA’s “News to Go” program.
“This is actually to decongest our areas especially sa mga lugar na nasabi ko,” Parañaque City Administrator Fernando Soriano said.
Soriano explained that although Parañaque’s truck ban overlaps with Manila’s, the ban only covers specific areas.
“Limited lang ito sa mga piling kalsada kung saan nagdudulot talaga ng trapiko [ang mga truck] especially diyan sa may bandang Don Bosco,” he said.
Soriano added that there was public consultation before the ban was implemented.
But, admittedly, he said that does not guarantee that truckers will not declare a strike.
He said, though that the local government is willing to cooperate with truckers.
Aside from this, the Parañaque police will also conduct an “Oplan Sita” program to help enforce the truck ban. — Andrei Medina/JDS, GMA News