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Paglaum ordinance
ok’d on 1st reading


An ordinance amending the provisions of City Ordinance 37, Series of 1987, that created Barangay Paglaum, was passed on first reading by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City Wednesday.

The ordinance amends several sections in the previous ordinance particularly on the areas to be included in Barangay Paglaum, the new date of the plebiscite, the appointment of the barangay officials, and the boundaries identified in the ordinance.

Barangay Paglaum, that has a total land area of about 770.0818 hectares, will be composed of Paglaum Village, Sitio Buri, Haciendas Guanzon, Hojilla, Tanalgo and Miranda, Green Farm, Nieves, De Leon, Garcia, Fortaleza, Martir, Cuison, Arceo-Ramos, Montinola and Mabesa Subdivision;

Haciendas RGG Agri Development Corp., Lopues Realty Corp., Magdalena, and Villarosa, Lolita Heights Subdivision, Land Heights and Iloilo Development Corp., NAPOCOR sub-station, RGG Guanzon Subdivision, Esteban Village Subdivision, Hornets Game Fowl, among others.

The ordinance was authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito and co-authored by Councilors Em Ang, Al Victor Espino, Roberto Rojas, Homer Bais, Dindo Ramos, Carlos Jose Lopez, Archie Baribar, Mona Dia Jardin and El Cid Familiaran.

Distrito, chairman of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government, said the ordinance is the result of the public hearings were conducted by his committee on the request of the petitioners from Paglaum Village.

Under the ordinance the tentative date for the plebiscite is on December 15, 2012.

It provides for the appropriation from the General Fund of P5 million for the plebiscite, to be administered by the Commission on Elections in Bacolod.

The ordinance also provides the election or appointment of new set of officials elected in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations.

Appointed officials will only serve until the assumption of the new set of officials elected during the local barangay elections. The appointed officials, may run as candidates in the elections.*CGS

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