Pulupandan folks seek Capitol help-A A +A
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
RESIDENTS of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental whose houses were demolished and those whose homes are reportedly set for demolition trooped to the provincial Capitol on Tuesday to ask for help.
Former barangay captain Eduardo Espanola said the house of his common- law-wife, Nyolly Udtojan, was demolished on Monday despite the absence of prior notice and without writ.
Udtojan said aside from her house, the house of her mother and sister were also demolished by the team led by Pulupandan municipal administrator Federico Infante.
She said that 176 other houses at Zone 1-A and Palaka Norte are set for demolition.
Her house, Udtojan said, was located at the property owned by Tony Feria. She said that in the previous years, they have paid for their lot to the owner but they have stopped paying for about eight years now.
She said they just wonder why their houses were demolished because she learned about the Writ of Demolition from the Pulupandan Police Station but the list did not include her name.
Espanola, on the other hand, said politics could have something to do with the demolition of the residents’ houses.
He said many believe they may run either for barangay captain or barangay kagawad in their respective barangays, but the fact is, they are not seeking any elective barangay posts in the October 28 elections. Sun.Star Bacolod tried to reach Infante for comment on the issue, but to no avail.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 11, 2013.