BACOLOD City Council has passed a resolution asking for the possible offense or violations committed by two councilors who walked out during a special session at the New Government Center last Monday.
The proposed resolution was authored by councilor Homer Bais, chair of the City Council committee on tourism, and was addressed to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Bais noted that this case also happened to the vice mayor of Escalante City who received a suspension order from the Office of President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo.
Last Monday, Councilors Catalino Alisbo and Wilson Gamboa Jr. walked out of the special session, where they failed to participate and cast their votes for the approval of the appropriation ordinance and some ordinances inserted in the agenda.
Bais said it was tantamount to dereliction of duty since the people of Bacolod vote us to legislate for the good of the city.
“But, I understand that it’s purely political grand standing since it’s election time,” he said.
Earlier, Alisbo questioned the notice of agenda for the special session, saying there was an additional agenda that he preferred to discuss it in the next regular session.
Gamboa, on the other hand, claimed that he doesn’t like the procedures being observed by his colleagues, prompting him to walk out of the Session Hall.
Councilor Roberto Rojas also said the actions made by the two councilors during the last special session has malicious, “we are here to represent the voice of our constituents.”
Rojas cited that during the two terms he had served as city councilor, even though he’s not an ally of the city mayor, he made a stand for the people of Bacolod and not to walk out from any session held.