Let us unite to have a Better Bacolod-A A +A
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
THIS was the common statement of coffee drinkers who circled around a table lately. These guys of different views came into one mind as they thought of praying hard to make Bacolod City and even the province a better place to live in.
We are overtaken by our neighbor Iloilo City which is now into a massive face-lifting in the growing business activities it is into today, said the Chinese coffee addict. Why can we not group our minds together, especially our politicians, and stop those quarrels that lead to nothing but merely satisfying their rivalries, asked the insurance man.
Indeed in Iloilo City, the city leadership leaves little attention to the quarrels and intrigues that abound from their political rivals and enemies in government. They continue to move on in their quest for better tourism attention, business developments, and even the cleanliness of their city. While the new mayor was re-elected, the rivals kept quiet as they had to face defeat. This must also be the same with Bacolod, states the man from Eroreco.
A dentist and a hardware store owner had similar mind on traffic – to have more traffic enforcers is not a solution as it just adds payroll to the government. What is important is to be strict with the imposition of traffic laws. If drivers violate, simply apprehend them and soon they will be disciplined. That is how other strict city leaders succeeded and they are voted again and again.
Until today, nothing concrete could be felt by the residents in garbage collection because the garbage trucks look like garbage also. Garbage contractors must use compactor trucks and not the old school trucks of garbage collection. So where is the improvement, asked a Sum-ag resident who is so disappointed that the road fronting Petron before the bridge has never been repaired by any congressman in power in Bacolod.
Bacolod City will only improve and develop when political habits and practices will be laid aside and the city will be managed like a corporate organization where professionalism abound, and political indebtedness and friendship not the menu of the day. If this will continue, nothing will happen really good for Bacolod, said a sugar planter from Singcang.*
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on November 05, 2013.