Bacolod SP authorizes mayor to ink Masskara Coliseum project
THE Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod approved the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia for authority to sign the contract of agreement between the city government and Jejors Construction for the construction of Masskara Coliseum project worth P800 million.
The request was supported by the 10 votes cast by Councilors Caesar Distrito, Renecito Novero, Em Ang, Elmer Sy, Dindo Ramos, Bartolome Orola, Ana Marie Palermo, Sonya Verdeflor, Ayesha Villaflor, and Lady Gles Pallen.
Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. voted against it while Councilors Cindy Rojas, Claudio Puentevella and Ricardo Tan were on leave.
The Masskara Coliseum is one of the priority projects of the city government that will be funded by the P1.7 billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).
Other city’s priority projects are the development of Progreso Village Relocation Site worth P350 million; Bacolod City College Site Development and Facilities, P350 million; and the construction of roads and bridges, P200 million.
The winning bidders of said projects have already received the notice to proceed for the implementation of the projects.
The Yanson family earlier donated a total of 8.8 hectare land to the city government to be used for the South Public Terminal, museum, and coliseum in Barangay Alijis.*