Comelec asked to schedule
Paglaum plebiscite Dec. 15
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Commission on Elections Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations has confirmed receipt of the letter of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia asking it to schedule a plebiscite on December 15 for the ratification of the creation of Barangay Paglaum.
Bacolod COMELEC Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia also said that the ODEDO also received Monday the original documents submitted by the lawyer of the petitioners of Paglaum and a certification from the City Treasurer’s Office signed by Annabelle Badajos, on the availability of the required P3 million fund.
However, she said Gemeno Ymballa, the lawyer of the petitioners from Paglaum, informed her that they have a problem in securing a certification from the National Statistics Office on the population of Paglaum, which is one of the requirements under the Local Government Code.