PIA Press Release
Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye Re: Hazardous Billboards
Manila (3 October) -- President Arroyo wants hazardous billboards off the streets, and the government has started dismantling those found in gross violation of public safety.
She has also directed the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to coordinate with the Local Government Units (LGUs) in identifying safe places for billboards.
This problem demands a sense of responsibility among billboard owners and advertisers for mapping out safety measures to protect the public; and the government will ensure these will be complied with. (OPS) [top]