After the vehement objection of Mayor Bona
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – Through the strong objection of the mayor of this town, a resolution of Barangay Poblacion was revoked recently by the town council as unlawful, excessive, and lacks of public consultation.
|POLITICAL ALLIES. Members of the town council of Mangaldan posed with|
Mayor Bona Parayno (extreme left) in a dinner- meeting at her residence in
Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno said that she saw that the officials of Barangay Poblacion railroaded Resolution No. 42 Series of 2004 so they can sneak clusters of exorbitant fees on stores, retailers, clearances, certifications, billboards, signboards, neon signs, and outdoor advertisement.
She cited that Barangay Chairman Joselito Quinto and council members did not submit to the Sangguniang Bayan (Town Council) a notice of committee hearing, attendance sheet of committee members present and participants, minutes of the committee hearing, notice of public hearing, attendance sheet of participants at the public hearing, minutes of the public hearing, and others, to back up the review of their resolution by Council.
Those unconscionable fees are, according to the mayor, are agricultural stores, restaurants, canteen, and the like, commercial stores, commercial edifice, to name a few that each has a fee of P500.
She said she wrote Vice Mayor Manuel Casupang, the presiding officer of the Council, to revoke Resolution No. 2015-07 where the Sangguniang Bayan declared earlier Barangay Poblacion' Resolution No. 42 Series of 2004 as within the conferred power of this town's Council .
“But there was resistance on the part of Vice Mayor Casupang because he was heard to say that once a resolution was done, it would not be undone,” Parayno stressed.
Except Councillor Joel Meneses all members of the Council, however, acquiesced to the urgent letter-request of the mayor to revoke the onerous and unlawful Resolution they passed.