• ILOILO CITY COUNCIL TO DECIDE ON ROAD PROJECT

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    ILOILO CITY: The city council will decide on whether to allow the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to continue its road widening project along Gen. Luna St. in the city proper. City council members attended a dialogue on May 28 with members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and DPWH district engineering Rodney Gustilo, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) city chief Ildefonso Tuliva and city agriculturist Geraldine Hautea to explain and justify the cutting down of several heritage trees along Gen Luna. Councilor Joshua Alim said the project cannot proceed without a resolution allowing DENR to cut the trees. Alim said the city council virtually stopped the road widening project at Gen. Luna by issuing a resolution last month for DPWH to stop cutting the trees directly affected by the project. Alim said the trees are priceless and some are more than 60 years old already. The DPWH is widening the street from four to six lanes by reducing the center islands, thereby cutting down the trees that stand within the expanded lane.

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