Mayor asks why EB Ma­ga­lona tagged as po­lit­i­cal hotspot

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

E.B. Ma­ga­lona Mayor Marvin Mala­con ques­tioned the tag­ging of their town as a po­lit­i­cal hotspot in the com­ing May 13, 2019 elec­tions by the Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Pro­vin­cial Po­lice Of­fice.

He asked: “Who will de­clare an area un­der the po­lit­i­cal hotspot? The POBACOLOD lice or the Com­elec (Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions)?”

He said he be­lieves that pol­i­tics is be­hind the tag­ging with­out elab­o­rat­ing.

But Mala­con as­sured his con­stituents that the com­ing elec­tions will be peace­ful in the town.

Mean­while, Mala­con said the bid­ding of var­i­ous projects amount­ing to P200 mil­lion is set start­ing this month.

The projects up for bid­ding in­cluded the pur­chase of P50 mil­lion worth of heavy equip­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the town’s pub­lic mar­ket worth P140 mil­lion.

Mala­con said they will hold the bid­ding of the said projects fol­low­ing the re­lease of the P200 mil­lion loan of the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment from the Land Bank of the Philip­pines.

Mala­con ex­plained that the loan was al­ready ap­proved last year but the re­lease was de­layed af­ter Vice Mayor Robert Acal­ing ques­tioned the loan.*

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