MANGALDAN – Has the schism between this town’s mayor and the majority of the members of the Sanggunian Bayan (town council) on the former plans to borrow P40 million at the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has finally been over?
|Members of the town council in Mangaldan posed with Mayor Bona Parayno|
(extreme left) in a dinner- meeting at her residence in Dagupan City last Sunday.
In a meeting attended in the night of May 4 by the lawmakers at the residence in Dagupan City of Mayor Bona Fe de Vera-Parayno, it was learned that on May 5 the August Chamber will start deliberating the resolution of the P40 million loans this town will borrow at the LBP.
The members of the SB who were at the palatial home of the mayor in Brgy. Bonu-an – Binloc in the city were councilors Ma. Theresa Abalos, Atty. Pedro Surdilla, Bernabe D. Cervas, Alfredo M. Soriano, Alfredo Leo M. Fabia and two whistle blowers that incriminated a high town high official and a village chief for some shenanigans.
“Councilors Roberto and Juvy Frialde and Manuel Cabrera have told us that they supported the move to start the discussion tomorrow of the loan that have been put in the backburner,” one of the town officials who were in attendance told this paper.
It has been learned that Casupang and Meneses would probably opposed the loans.
The P40 million has been a sticky and acrimonious issue between the mayor and the SB headed by Vice Mayor Manuel Casupang as the members procrastinate to pass a resolution for the mayor to contract the sum.
The P40 million has been part of the P100 million package approved by the LBP for this town to use in the construction of the Phases 1 and 2 of its public market.
The old market was gutted by fire in 2009.
So far it was only Phase 1 that was built through the first P60 million loans. Its construction was done under the administration of then Mayor Herminio Romero.
The SB has been receiving flaks from various quarters who questioned why they would not allow Parayno to enter in a loan when the council approved the resolutions for then mayors Romero and Berex Abalos to borrow at LBP.