The request of the Philippine Ports Authority for a legislative endorsement for the Port Delineation Zone, has been referred by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod to Councilor Caesar Distrito, the chairperson of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government.
Last Week, the Sangguniang Panlungsod also referred to the Committee on Laws and to the Committee on Transportation and Traffic the letter of BREDCO president Simplicio Palanca opposing the Banago Port Development.
Distrito said he will schedule a public hearing and maybe consolidate it as it has similar concerns, one is for the Banago Port development, while the other is opposing it.
He also said they will hear both arguments, and the committee will decide on the action it will take.
The City Development Council decided to hold in abeyance the request of the PPA for an endorsement of a port zone delineation for the Banago port Tuesday and to create a committee to study its overall economic effect.*CGS