Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said they will talk to the lot owners to find an amicable solution to the plight of the residents of Old Agumod Creek, Purok Makawiwili, Brgy. Banago Bacolod City.
The residents of Purok Makawiwili had sought the assistance of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod in addressing their problem involving their road right of way after the owner of the property surrounding their area closed its gate, causing great inconvenience to the residents especially the students, the elderly and pregnant women.
Leonardia said Wednesday he will try to talk to the Dumancas family concerning the matter.
He said he will also discuss the problem with Banago Barangay Captain Ricky Mijares Sr.
“We will try to investigate and do our best to find an amicable solution to this,” Leonardia added.
Former kagawad Serafin Yanguer Sr. had written the SP on Aug. 25, 2013, in behalf of the affected residents, asking for their help in resolving the problem.
He said there are about 61 affected families in their purok, or a population of about 300, who have been residing in the area for almost three decades.
Yanguer informed the city officials that GC&C Group of Companies bought the property of Maravilla and Azcuna, that surrounds the public land where they have lived.
He said that after buying the property, the company constructed a concrete fence on the riprap project of the Department of Public Works and Highways, including the easement and public land that is part of the Old Agumod Creek, without any public consultation.
Yanguer said GC&C only wrote them on July 15 that it is closing its gate and will prohibit them from passing through the property.
When the company closed their gate residents had to make a bamboo ladders to get over its concrete fence, measuring about 14 to 16 feet high, and they find this quite dangerous for the children, the elderly, and pregnant women, he said.
They are therefore requesting for a permanent solution regarding their road right of way, he added.*CGS
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