Thursday, April 25, 2019

Firm defends Sangat project

RUBEN Feliciano of First Sangat SF International Port Corp. appeared before the Provincial Board (PB) yesterday to shed light on his allegations against San Fernando Mayor Neneth Reluya over the international port project that the local government unit has suspended.

Contrary to Reluya’s claim, Feliciano told members of the PB that he has complied with all the documentary requirements to construct the port in Barangay Sangat.

“Mayor Reluya is not only liable and guilty of violation of Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, but she is likewise liable for peddling lies, greed, abuse of power and authority, harassment, and conduct unbecoming of a public official,” he said.

Feliciano told the board, though, that he signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to build the international port in Barangay Sangat with Melekon Contractors Inc. and Sangat Bay Development Corp.

But he said he wanted only First Sangat to handle the project now due to a conflict with Melekon, his previous partner. First Sangat was formerly named Sangat Bay Development Corp.

According to Feliciano, he wanted to build the multi-million-peso international port because of his dream to make San Fernando a city.

After hearing their sides, PB Member Raul Bacaltos believes that Feliciano and Reluya need to settle their differences.

Last June 11, Mayor Reluya also appeared before the PB to shed light on why she suspended the port project.

“I think ang issue karon dili naman siguro ang mga dokumento, ang ato lang main issue karon is e-sure lang na masettle sila,” said Bacaltos.

The PB is asking Feliciano to submit a written proposal to the mayor on how to settle the controversy in two weeks. (Michael Rey Cortes, CIT-U Intern)


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