PICHOA-2 Proposes Citihomes Traffic Management Rules


The Pag-ibig Citihomes Homeowners’ Associations in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental had adopted a Transportation and Security Plan last year for implementation in the subdivision. The rules on transportation was lumped with the security measures because, as well know, traffic also concerns the security and safety of the homeowners.

The Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association (PICHOA-2) Board believes that the two fields, security and transportation/traffic, should not be lumped together in one policy since both are major areas of consideration, though the two may overlap on some cases.

An improvement for the transportation operation or traffic management rules and regulations is being proposed by PICHOA-2. This is somewhat comprehensive and it totally separates from the Security Policy of the subdivision. A comprehensive Subdivision Security Policy/Plan is still to be undertaken.

The Process

The proposed comprehensive Traffic Implementing Rules and Regulations is already under review by the PICHOA-2 Transportation Committee. After the committee review, the Rules will be presented to the Board for approval and endorsement to the other Homeowners Associations (HOAs) of the subdivision. The other HOAs’ Transportation Committees shall review PICHOA-2’s proposal and this will be elevated to their respective Board for approval.

The Board-approved Rules will then be discussed by the joint HOAs’ Board to incorporate revisions or additional improvements of the Rules. The joint HOAs’ Board-approved Rules will then be presented to the respective General Assembly of the each HOA for adoption.

The Proposed Citihomes Traffic IRR

The proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations governing the Traffic Management of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision contain the following aspects or areas.

Traffic management, which talks about speed limit, terminal areas, practice driving, etc, is contained in Rule 2 while Rule 3 talks about accreditation process. Rule 3 touches on the accreditation criteria for public transportation vehicles including Habal-habal. It also discusses accreditation of drivers, and the effectivity, expiration, and renewal of accreditation. It also provides for the accreditation process and accreditation fees.

Rule 4 is all about the creation and composition of accreditation bodies and their functions. For public transportation, the subdivision will have one accreditation body, Transportation Accreditation Body (TAB), which is totally separate from the Transportation Committee of each HOA.

Private vehicles owned by homeowners will be accredited by their respective HOA’s Transporation Committee.

Rule 5 discusses the Accreditation Fund, which will be managed by the TAB. This fund will be generated from the fees, fines, etc. levied by the TAB to public transportation operators and drivers. It also prescribes the intended use and audit of the fund; and how the net surplus of the fund, after deducting the TAB expenditures, be shared or distributed to the various HOAs of the subdivision.

Rule 6 is all about the penalties and sanctions that will be imposed by the TAB to violations of the Traffic Rules while Rule 7 talks about handling of complaints and the adjudication process/mechanism.

The Transportation Adjudication Body is contained in Rule 8, which provides for the composition and duties of the body. The body is totally separate from the Adjudication Committees of each HOA.

The Draft Citihomes Traffic IRR

For better appreciation of the proposed Citihomes Traffic IRR, please see the attached file (Proposed Implementing Rules & Regulations for Traffic Mgt of Citihomes).

PICHOA-2 Names Phase 2 Streets


Phase 2 General Assembly approved during their annual meeting last December 2012 the name category for the number of streets crisscrossing Phase 2 of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision in the Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental. The streets will be named after flowers, the body approved.

In late January of this year, an on-line survey was conducted to re-affirm the decision of the General Assembly as to the name category of the streets. After more than a month that the survey ran, it was not able to muster a majority number of votes to invalidate the previously approved street name category.

Though, the category of Gods & Goddesses, which was suggested by Ms. Cherry Seniel, was leading the on-line survey, the Board on their 2nd Regular Meeting on March 11, 2012 decided to adopt the General Assembly’s last year decision on the premise that the majority of the members were not able to participate in the on-line poll.

The association is strictly observing the decision of the majority of its members. If majority of the members would retract their previous decision, the Board will religiously follow.

Flower Name and their Symbolism

Since the developer is already asking for the street names for quite some time now, the Board decided to adopt the following name of flowers for Phase 2 streets. This will be submitted to them before the end of March 2012.

Below is the list of the flower names and their corresponding meaning or symbolism.

Flower Name

Meaning

Azalea

“Symbol of Womanhood”

Bluebell

“ Symbol of Gratitude”

Cattleya

“ Symbol of Mature Charm”

Daffodil

“Symbol of Respect”

Eucalyptus

“ Symbol of Protection”

Gardenia

“Symbol of Hospitality”

Hyacinth

“Symbol of Sincerity”

Iris

“Symbol of Wisdom”

Jasmine

“Symbol of Attachment”

Lavender

“Symbol of Devotion”

Marigold

“Symbol of Creativity”

Peppermint

“Symbol of Cordiality”

Rosemary

“Symbol of Fidelity”

Sunflower

“Symbol of Adoration”

Street Name Placement

The Board decided that the streets will be named on an alphabetical order with only one flower name per letter. You will notice also that some of the letters in the alphabet were not assigned with corresponding flower name.

The purpose of such arrangement is to avoid confusion in locating the streets in Phase 2. And to provide facile instruction for people or service providers that are not familiar with the Block and Lot numbers.

Say for instance, you are looking for Cattleya Street and you are in the Lavender Street, you will have to simply go to the north direction, instead of going southward to Phase 3.

This is not the case of Phase 1 for, if you have observed, there are two or three street names that start with similar letter. These street names were not also arranged in an alphabetical order.

Street Guide

The first road in the north part of Phase 2 is named Azalea Street, while the road on the southern part of Phase 2 is named Marigold Street.

The vertical road that separates Phase 2 from Phase 1 is named Peppermint Street while the outer road that runs beside Bunkalalan River is named Sunflower Street. The vertical road on the center of Phase 2 is named Rosemary Street.

The odd road in front of Block 3 is named Bluebell Street. There is no other street name in Phase 2 that starts with letter “B”.

Please note that the main road separating Phases 2 and 3 was not named. The Board agreed to have Phase 3 HOA named it or simply adapt Phase 1’s street name since this road runs through them.

SURVEY: Street Names for Citihomes Phase 2


Homeowners are wondering why the developer had not yet installed the street names in Phase 2. The construction of street signs’ posts was started and finished in the middle of last year.

If you notice, Phase 1 had their streets coined after the names of angels. There was a joke among homeowners that, perhaps, Phase 2 will have the different pseudonyms of demons. Probably it was patterned on the book, Angels & Demons, of bestselling author, Dan Brown. Phase 3 will have their streets named after breed of dog.

It was also the homeowners’ belief that naming the street is the onus of the developer. The developer is possibly in a dilemma looking for monikers of demons as implied by the joke.

Recently, it was known that the previous officers and members of the Board of Directors were already informed with regards to arrangement of naming the streets around Phase 2. Unfortunately, the developer, as claimed by Project Engineer John Lee Etol, was not supplied with the names.

On my own, I listed the following categories for naming our streets. The categories are listed below. This has not been discussed by the members of the Board of Directors, but I am planning to propose this in the coming 2nd Regular Meeting on February 12, 2012.

I came up with three (3) categories – Flowers, Philippine Fruits, and Superheroes. I thought of the Superheroes Category just in case majority of the homeowners would desire for unique street names.

Please note that the problem with Phase 1 street names is some of it are hard to remember and some are similarly sounding and spelled. What we wanted to achieve is a name that has a higher possibility of recall, something unique, contains one word, and is facile to spell/write.

Some names are already suggested per category. Please vote on what CATEGORY you want our streets be named. The highest ranking category will be adopted. We will then vote on what names that will be adopted on the approved category.

You are free to make suggestions for additional category.  Also note that there are 11 streets/roads that we will be baptizing.

Here’s the Categories:

Philippine Fruits

Flowers

Superheroes

  1. Banana / Saging
  2. Durian
  3. Guava / Bayabas
  4. Jackfruit / Langka
  5. Mango / Mangga
  6. Mangosteen
  7. Papaya
  8. Pineapple / Pinya
  9. Pomelo
  10. Rambutan
  11. Santol
  12. Starfruit / Balimbing
  13. Tambis
  14. Avocado
  15. Guyabano
  16. Caimito
  17. Marang
  18. Orange
  19. Melon
  20. Watermelon

 

  1. Azalea
  2. Bluebell
  3. Buttercup
  4. Cornflower
  5. Daffodil
  6. Dahlia
  7. Daisy
  8. Dandelion
  9. Edelweiss
  10. Everlasting
  11. Eucalyptus
  12. Gardenia
  13. Honeysuckle
  14. Hyacinth
  15. Iris
  16. Ivy
  17. Jasmine
  18. Lily
  19. Lavender
  20. Magnolia
  21. Marigold
  22. Cattleya
  23. Peppermint
  24. Rosemary
  25. Sunflower
  26. Tulip
  1. Wolverine
  2. Spiderman
  3. Batman
  4. Superman
  5. Hulk
  6. Catwoman
  7. Elektra
  8. Hellboy
  9. Ironman
  10. Iceman
  11. Thor
  12. Phantom
  13. Punisher
  14. Juggernaut
  15. Gambit
  16. Beast
  17. Magneto
  18. Phoenix

 

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