“If there is a mayor or a governor or kung ano kang…sino kang demonyo ka, i-suspendmo, Sir Año. Give him time and if hecannot, if he is not up to it, then papahingahinmo na lang. Suspend mo na. Walatayong magawa. They just keep on pleasing their own constituents becausethere is a constituent, a leader. Ganoonkayo, eh,” said Duterte. “I was surprised,” said Treñas. Sept. 29 is the last day of the 60-dayultimatum that President Rodrigo Duterte gave local chief executives throughoutthe country to reclaim all public roads being used for private ends. Clearing teams of the city governmentalready removed obstructions from “85 percent” of roads and sidewalks, saidTreñas. “I have talked to Assistant SecretaryManuel Felix of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Daw satisfied man sila sa lakat naton,” according to the mayor. But there is one problem area – theIloilo Terminal Market. He added: “Indi lang ako. Barangayofficials will also be suspended where illegal road structures and obstructionsare found.”/PN Today, he will have a meeting with theCity Legal Office to get more information about the court order. “Ginatugyanko na sa ila nga sila maobra. Siling ko sa ila kon indi nila maobra, sila manna ‘ya pasakaan kaso,” said Treñas. The city government has also tapped the help of the Iloilo CityPolice Office and Land Transportation Office. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas ishopeful that by Sept. 29 all of the city’s roads and sidewalks would have beencleared of obstructions. Treñas said it could not be toucheddue to a temporary restraining order and injunction issued by the court duringthe city hall administration he had succeeded. ILLEGAL STRUCTURE REMOVED. Personnel of the Iloilo City government’s road clearing team remove an illegal structure from the sidewalk of JM Basa Street. The city government has until this Sept. 29 to completely remove all obstructions from streets and sidewalks. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN For this remaining week of roadclearing, Treñas said, barangay councils should step up their efforts. Leading the clearing effort here are the city government’s PublicSafety and Transportation Management Office and Task Force Against Squattersand Illegal Structures. “I hope people will understand. This is a direct order from thePresident. The city government is complying or we will face suspension,” saidTreñas. In July, President Duterte orderedDILG secretary Eduardo Año to be tough on local chief executives toleratingroad obstructions.