THE Bacolod City Council has approved a resolution requesting the City Legal Office (CLO) to monitor weekly the compliance of the cease-and-desist order in the operation of Engineer Andres Taculod or his lessees along the areas of Purok Mabinuligon II, Barangay Sum-ag and Punta Balas, Barangay Pahanocoy until all necessary permits have been complied.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez, was approved during the regular session of the City Council on Wednesday afternoon, June 16, 2021.
Lopez, chairperson of the City Council Committee on Environment, said the CLO, through its Enforcement Unit headed by lawyer Reuben Sabig, issued a cease-and-desist order in the operations or business activities undertaken by Taculod Enterprises Inc. and Taculod Fort Rental Property owned and operated by Taculod.
He said he was informed that Taculod and his lessees continue to operate illegally in the area.
Taculod was allegedly operating a property leasing business for restaurants and venues in Sitio Aning, Barangay Pahanocoy and Purok Mabinuligon, Barangay Sum-ag.
On May 25, CLO issued a cease-and-desist order to Taculod on their operations or business activities along the areas of Purok Mabinuligon II, Barangay Sum-ag and Purok Punta Balas, Barangay Pahanocoy.
Taculod earlier asked the CLO to lift the cease-and-desist order issued against him on his business activities along with the areas of Purok Mabinuligon II, Barangay Sum-ag and the shoreline of Sitio Aning, Barangay Pahanocoy.
Taculod earlier said contrary to the allegations of Barangay Sum-ag chieftain Rodney Carmona, his ongoing works are for the development and improvement of Pahanocoy areas.
He said the ongoing works was for road development and improvement from the main road going to Sum-ag River passable 24/7; wastewater pipeline installation and development for locators and families at the end of the road near Sum-ag River; install water facilities for use of locators and families at the end of the road near Sum-Ag River; and install electrical and lighting facilities along the road from the main road to Sum-ag River.
He added the sandbagging was protection from sand accretion at the shoreline area to avoid soil erosion; the backfilling along Sum-Ag River was protection from soil erosion and uprooting of mangrove trees during heavy waves and flooding during rainy season inside his lot area; and the excavation and widening of drainage canal were for the use of Barangay Pahanocoy and development.