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Cebu News Digest: Feb. 14, 2015: To prevent traffic congestion, drivers told bring chalk for road marking during accidents; Vidal supports call for Aquino to resign

The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) is asking vehicle drivers to bring chalk that they can use to mark the position of their vehicles in case they get involved in a road accident.

Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal joined the National Transformation Council’s call for President Benigno Aquino III to “step down.”

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Drivers required to bring chalk, crayon for road markings during accident

Starting Monday, Citom will strictly implement an ordinance requiring all vehicle drivers to bring white chalk and waterproof wax crayon for road markings should they figure in an accident.

This is to help prevent traffic congestion caused by road accidents. Drivers of vehicles in an accident are encouraged to place markings on the road, particularly on the exact last position of their vehicles’ tires.

Usually, drivers involved in an accident are required to wait for traffic enforcers for documentation. The waiting takes time, which builds up the vehicles affected by the incident.

Vidal to PNoy: Step down

Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal joined in the call for President Aquino to step down, along with five officials from the Catholic Church and three members of religious groups. Read our story: Cardinal Vidal, bishops tell President Aquino, Binay, entire government to resign.

They joined the National Transformation Council’s call for President Benigno Aquino III to “step down”, following the Mamasapano tragedy last January 25,

“Various assemblies convened by the National Transformation Council (NTC) have strongly articulated that the president should step down. We, bishops of the Catholic and other Christian Churches, have often been asked if there is moral basis to this growing demand. Recent developments have made this call even more urgent and imperative.” — Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

Vidal also urged other bishops and religious leaders to join the Catholic Church in praying for God’s guidance “for the renewal of the nation.”

The Archdiocese of Cebu clarified that while Archbishop Jose Palma was present when Vidal read his statement, this did not mean Palma was joining the call for Aquino to step down.

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