Nui­sance per se (2)

Sun.Star Pampanga - - OPINION -

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.

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