LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The local council will try to solve the boundary dispute between both Tublay town and the Valley.

Vice Mayor Romeo Salda said the legislative body is now asking the help of various agencies to resolve the brewing land dispute.

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The Regional Development Council through the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) will intervene in boundary issue involving the two towns equally claiming Barangay Tili as part of their jurisdiction.

A special meeting with the legislative body, Neda and RDC officials was set Friday at the town session hall.

The land woes were compounded with recent chicken dung issues, with traders setting up shop in the disputed area, irking those who have to close shop.

Recently, Councilor Henry Kipas authored a resolution denouncing and opposing the transfer of the dung trade in areas embroiled in a boundary dispute between Tublay and La Trinidad.

Kipas tagged the administrative order of Mayor Greg Abalos to ban the trade as a "unilateral act with no legal basis to impliedly determine the boundary dispute of Tublay and La Trinidad."

Salda said he hopes the RDC through the Neda will be able to shed light on the issue as the council likewise elevated the dilemma to the provincial board. (Ma. Elena Catajan)