The report below my comments is reproduced from the Visayan Daily Star Facebook page. Bacolod City embarks on clearing illegal structures and it’s long overdue. Some of these illegal structures cause danger on the highways as they restrict the free flow of traffic and pedestrians. While admiring the ingenuity of some of the people involved in expanding their businesses, it should not take precedence over public safety. The reference to river banks must involve squatters who choose to live near a source of running water. That is understandable but once again, it causes problems. Firstly to the people themselves in their makeshift homes perched on the river banks. They are often flooded out during rainy season. Plus, these squatters deposit trash in the rivers including… Read More