No parking rule at Lacson St., towing starts Monday: Albee

Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez Benitez*

The no parking rule along the entire Lacson Street in Bacolod City will take effect Monday, October 9.

“It will not just be clamping, we will make sure that the vehicles are towed,” Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez said on Saturday.

Benitez also said that the road closures for this year’s MassKara Festival will be the same as last year’s festival.

“We’re launching more awareness on the road closures. Whatever road closures we had last year are the same this year”, he said.

Drones will also be flown over the festival sites so people can see the traffic situation in real time, he said.

Patrick Lacson, Bacolod traffic consultant, said there will be temporary road closures at the area where the plaza festival kiosks are located until October 22, for the MassKara Music Fest October 19 to 22, Electric MassKara on October 21, and the Arena and Street Dance Competition on October 22.

Meanwhile, Benitez said the crowd that joined the countdown to the start of the MassKara Festival at the Bacolod City Government Center on Friday night was very encouraging.

Col. Noel Aliño, Bacolod police director, estimated the crowd at 17,000.*

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