BACOLOD

Clearing of gardeners inside Panaad to start soon

THE gardeners inside the Panaad Park and Stadium will soon move out from the area.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed Monday, November 18, that the provincial government will start clearing all the 30 gardeners inside the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on November 23.

“There is no memorandum of agreement between them and the provincial government. The province has not even charged them anything,” Lacson said.

He said the gardeners are making it their source of income at the expense of the Capitol.

The space currently occupied by the gardeners will be used by the provincial government, he said.

Lacson said the provincial government needs to clear the area for the start of the major renovation of the facility as part of the preparations for a big event to be hosted by the province.

“We are looking at areas for parking spaces,” the governor said.

He also said maybe later we can find a space for them but they will do it legally.

Lacson said he hopes that the occupants will cooperate when the deadline comes.

Asked what action the Capitol will take should there be resistance, Lacson said he will leave it to the Provincial Legal Office.

Meanwhile, he said that preparations for the renovation of the premier sports facility of the province is underway.

The bidding for the new rubberized track oval is already finished and being assessed now, he also said.

Lacson also said that all the sports facilities inside the Panaad will be renovated including the roofing of the grandstand.

For the rubberized Track Oval, the bidding for the P40 million project was already finished, Lacson said.


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