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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, March 15, 2019
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Mayor granted authority
to ink P349M contract


The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod granted Mayor Evelio Leonardia authority to sign the contract of agreement between the City of Bacolod and ESJ and Sons Construction and Construction Supply for the Bacolod City College site development and facilities project, amounting to P349,988,679.47, during its regular session Wednesday.

The SP also authorized the mayor to sign the contract of agreement between the city and Supreme ABF Construction and Construction Supply Company Inc. for the widening of the Gonzaga Street extension project in Brgy. 28, amounting to PP44,949,942.25, and another contract with Wilkinson Construction for the rehabilitation of the Mansilingan-Felisa Road in Brgys. Mansilingan and Felisa, amounting to P61,301,441.94.

The widening of the Gonzaga Street extension project in Brgy. 28 includes bridge, drainage and flood control.

Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said 10 councilors voted in favor of the resolution granting the mayor authority to sign the contracts of agreement for the three projects.

He said Councilors Claudio Puentevella and Sonya Verdeflor were out of the session hall during the votation. Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. voted against the passage while Councilor Ricardo Tan is still on leave.

Familiaran said the bidding for the projects had been done and the city is entering into a contract with the winning bidders for the implementation of these priority projects. The construction of the projects will proceed if no temporary restraining order is issued by the court.

Earlier, former councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, former vice mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson and contractor Antonio Wong filed a case for certiorari, prohibition and annulment of contract with prayer for temporary restraining order on January 18 against 13 city officials and four department heads and the Development Bank of the Philippines- Negros Occidental Lending Center head, for what they called the hasty approval of the P1.7 billion loan for priority projects of the city.*


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