Puentevella: Nothing wrong covering marker with tarps-A A +A
Saturday, October 5, 2013
BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said on Friday that there is nothing wrong in putting a tarpaulin on the edifice depicting the New Government Center.
Puentevella insisted that the edifice called by the previous administration as historical landmark or marker for the signing of the law that converted Bacolod into a charter city, is by tradition an area where information about the activities of the city are hanged. Such (marker) is supposed to be a welcome sign and that we use it purposely as what it is used traditionally it became an issue.
“Galing kay gin tabunan lang ang almost P4 million nga balay-balay, this is where the taxes of the people went (because the P4 million makeshift house was covered),” Puentevella pointed out.
He added it is better that they made an issue out of it and made it big so the people of Bacolod know that the project was almost P4 million, the mayor added.
He asked, “Now still want it there? You know how much P4 million will go if it is given to the barangays or medical program in the provincial hospital?”
The mayor insisted there is nothing wrong with what his administration did on the welcome marker since it is MassKara Festival time, and the people will be informed on the activities during the festivities.
“The purpose before was a welcome sign and those people who are angry and are making an issue out of it are the ones who spent money on that edifice,” Puentevella insisted.
He stressed there is nothing political in the move on the welcome marker because ever since it is use as a welcome sign.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 05, 2013.