Effective, smooth, and orderly traffic along the streets of Dumaguete’s Commercial District is one of the primary concerns in the promotion and in the keeping of peace and order in the city of “Gentle People,” Dumaguete.
However, during last week’s meeting of the Traffic Management Council, some flaws and woes were being identified by members of the council such as inept Traffic Enforcers, lack of relevant Traffic Signs, parking of trucks along the road for almost a day, ten-wheeler trucks that passes vice versa along the boulevard, tricycle drivers who pick up passengers along street corners, drivers penetrating towards heavy traffic, and pedestrians crossing the streets without observing traffic signs and pedestrian lanes.
All these flaws in traffic distract the movement of legitimate transactions of any economic activities in the city, thus, if not addressed, soon would become a big problem among all players in the economic enterprise in the city of Dumaguete.
However, members of the Traffic Management Council are confident that said flaws and woes in traffic can be addressed soon sensing for a fact that business district in Dumaguete is smaller compared to Cebu City. Numerous suggestions came out from the cranium of every member and that consolidation of several ideas is already on the process and if concretized, will soon be implemented.
As an experienced, effective, and successful farmer, having a gift of contemplation endowed with administrative excellence, Hon. Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria thought of a program which he calls “Plow Now, Pay Later,” that would eventually help the farmers of Dumaguete City succeed.
The said program which is the brain child of the City Mayor would surely boost Farm Production thru an Intensified Farming Scheme. The city has nearly 160 hectares being cultivated for corn production which at present produce crops of about two to three tons per hectare.
Experts say that if farming method is being enhanced, we could have a crop harvest of about six to eight tons per hectare which is about 160% to 170% increase in current production.
It is on this light that the Honorable Mayor conceived the program “Plow Now, Pay Later Plan.” A Farm Tractor shall be provided to farmers and other Technical Assistance including trainings to interested Agribusiness entrepreneurs who wishes to avail of the program and any financial obligations for that matter shall be payable after the harvest.
A MOA shall be executed between the City Government and the Farmer beneficiaries in order to establish better and sound relationship among those engaged in this particular endeavor purposely to intensify City Farming and produce more good crops for our consumers and, hence, make the lives of all farmers better.