IN LIGHT of the complacency and delayed decision of environment and local government unit authorities in the regional and city offices in cutting down old acacia trees along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Mabiga, Mother Nature via a vicious tropical storm called "Santi," uprooted the huge trees and even electric posts heavily laden with cables and telco lines, blocking the highway and hampering traffic flow.
What the collective inaction of the abovementioned officials did not achieve, typhoon Santi did in one ferocious sweep Saturday dawn, October 12. Lights out for some three days and woe to household keepers! Poor cellphone owners of Mabalacat City: they would have no electric power to energize their chargers for at least three days!
In the aftermath of the disaster, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Mabalacat City should pass a resolution mandating that all public utility firms, private service provider firms and telcos to improve on their services in keeping with the development strides of the city and, in addition, require them to henceforth put their cable lines underground similar to Singapore and Malaysia.
It is good that water service firms had the preparations to provide water to households. Otherwise residents would have to endure waterless three days and report for work or do their businesses unwashed.
The developing city of Mabalacat deserves the best public utility firms, from electricity to water service. Pelco II should start improving its service to its growing clientele. Mabalacat City deserves no less.
The planned Reflexology course to be initiated by Peso Mabalacat City would start this Thursday, October 17, at the Human Resource Development and Training Center, Lot Only, Xevera, Tabun the venue courtesy of Jun Magbalot who so graciously allowed the said training but on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The participants would come from the ranks of the city's persons with disabilities and those job order contract holders whose services were recently disengaged by the city hall.
The good Governor Lilia "Nanay" Pineda has made it clear that the town and city mayors should not campaign actively for village officials in the forthcoming October 28 elections. And rightfully so, since these elections should be apolitical and the candidates should not be given political patronage endorsement and support.
Comebacking punong barangay Ading Magsino of Barangay Camachiles has a formidable slot composed of: Rogelio "Bong" V. Bernardo, Elmer B. Buasan, Ponciano "Jun" T. Dizon, Diosdado "Dodie" P. Manarang, Casto "Pomoroy" Ocbina, Fercival "Val" dela Pena and Oliver "Boy" M. Villlanueva.
Ading and his group should work hard and prove to their barangay mates that they deserve to be given mandate.