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Jose Panganiban Mayor Ariel Non looks forward to getting the power to fix a flooded national road

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Jose Panganiban Mayor Ariel Non will finally be able to fix a national road that always gets flooded.

This is because local governments would get more powers and responsibilities along with additional funding, pursuant to the Mandanas ruling.

In a Facebook post, Non said he had addressed the flooding in nearly all the roads in Jose Panganiban, except along Rizal Avenue.

As a secondary national road, Rizal Avenue is under the purview of the Public Works Department and not the local government, he said.

But come 2022 when the Mandanas ruling take effect, local governments could now take over more responsibilities, including fixing flooded national roads.

He’s looking forward to exercising this new mandate!

“LEGAL IMPEDIMENT | Alam nyo ba na halos LAHAT na ng baha ay na solusyunan na natin sa KASENTRUHAN ng bayan? Maliban sa Rizal Avenue. Alam nyo rin ba na ang kahabaan nito ay Secondary National Road? Ito ay nasa ilalim ng pangangansiwa ng DPWH. Hindi ito saklaw ng LGU lalu na ang cross drain canal patawid ng Vinzons Ave at Maligat St., upang dumaloy sa main water run off canal ng bayan at saluhin ang tubig at putik mula sa Orange Hill.

Ngayong 2022, sa bisa ng Mandanas Ruling, mayroon ng kapangyarihan ang bawat LGU na pakialaman ang mga kagaya nito, masosolusyunan na natin ang baha along Rizal Avenue. God warrants!,” Non posted.