THE FIESTA Communities at Tabun, Mabalacat City is one of the high-end residential areas in the city.
It is gated and guarded by security guards 24/7 and has several business establishments with several more sprouting.
It has well-paved roads but these are used as parking areas or slots since the row houses are not provided with carports or parking spaces, thus making the streets narrower and hardly
passable especially when vehicles are double-parked. What if a fire suddenly erupts?
It has a homeowners' association: the Fiesta Homeowners Association which officers are elected annually in a general membership meeting. It presently focuses its attention on letting car owners passing through the gates to get updated stickers which cost P150.00 per. It therefore does not have time to monitor households with pet dogs which bark the whole day and night, causing undue stress and irritation to neighbors.
Should homeowners have dogs in their households when the subdivision has roving security guards? One more thing: the garbage collection is sometimes irregular causing the garbage
to pile up in garbage bins or cans even if the subdivision charges P150.00 per month as garbage fee. It has a policy: no sticker, no collection of garbage. And where are the fire extinguishers considered mandatory by the Fire Department, and which every housing unit should possess?
The nuisance continues ad infinitum. Another neighbor set up a mini kubol for his tricycle causing constricted passageway, along Masayahin Street and worse, a double-parking situation.
How could people navigate through this street easily due to the obstruction? Paging Hausland. Do something drastic, sir Willie Tan, please.
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In Magalang, Pampanga, an Ordinance (No. 6, series of 3017) was authored by Councilors Joel J. Cruz and Ricardo C. David requiring all applicants for Marriage License to plant sweet
tamarind trees (Aglibut variety) in designated areas in the municipality.
This complements Resolution No. 26, series of 2007 declaring the municipality of Magalang as Sweet Tamarind Capital of the Philippines and integrating the planting of said tamarind
trees in 27 barangays in the Clean and Green Program of the municipality.
The source of the seedlings is the Pampanga State Agricultural University which has made progress on the product development including the technology on making tamarind juice, wine, candies powdered tamarind and other food items.
Truly, the two members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Magalang, namely: Councilors Joel J. Cruz and Ricardo C. David are avowed exponents and supporters of environmental protection and
enhancement. They deserve our plaudits.