Vil­lage chief cries foul over ‘politi­cized’ projects

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY MERLINDA A. PE­DROSA

“THEY politi­cized Barangay Tan­gub.”

This was stressed by vil­lage chief Noli Vil­larosa of Barangay Tan­gub in Bacolod City yes­ter­day after all of his purok pres­i­dents were com­plain­ing that they failed to re­ceive projects from the present ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Vil­larosa said his vil­lage has a to­tal of 27 puroks and all of its of­fi­cials failed to re­ceive projects or

pro­grams from the present ad­min­is­tra­tion be­cause of the two ex­ec­u­tives of the city hall who don’t want to give projects in Barangay Tan­gub.

“We are very co­op­er­a­tive to the present ad­min­is­tra­tion. We joined in all of its ac­tiv­i­ties like dur­ing the Masskara Fes­ti­val, but my purok of­fi­cials were com­plain­ing that the city gov­ern­ment failed to put any projects in our barangay,” he said.

He added that most of their com­plaints are lack of con­crete bas­ket­ball courts for the youths in all puroks.

Vil­larosa pointed out they are in­de­pen­dent and they don’t en­dorse any politi­cian for May 13 elec­tions.

“We do not have a prob­lem with the mayor, but only to his two ex­ec­u­tives Nonoy Amago and Noe Des­tajo. If you are an en­emy of Amago and Des­tajo, you can­not avail [of] any project from the city,” Vil­larosa said.

He said: “If we want to talk to the mayor, we will face Amago or Des­tajo first. We are not ques­tion­ing the mayor here, but only th­ese two per­sons.”

Vil­larosa added he is hope­ful that Mayor Leonardia will also give at­ten­tion to all the barangay cap­tains as well as the peo­ple of Barangay Tan­gub.

Mean­while, Sun­star­ba­colod tried to get the re­ac­tion of Amago, but he re­fused to give his com­ment in this is­sue since he’s a gov­ern­ment em­ployee, while Des­tajo could not be reached for a com­ment as of press time.*

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VIL­LAGE chief Noli Vil­larosa of Barangay Tan­gub with his 27 purok of­fi­cials in a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day in the barangay hall of said vil­lage.

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