Manila, Oct. 22 -- Three local government units (LGUs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) failed the road clearing assessment of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Engineer Marlo Iringan, DILG-CAR regional director, said those that failed were the towns of Boliney and Manabo in Abra province and the municipality of Banaue in Ifugao.

The three towns will be asked to explain and, in case the reasons cited are deemed unacceptable, the LGUs will be sanctioned, Iringan said.

In rating the LGU's compliance to reclaim public roads, there are six indicators which include 50 points for road clearing, 15 points for rehabilitation, 15 points for the ordinance, 10 points for displacement, five points for grievance...