Opinion: Villa Ramos Residents Complain About BACIWA Services
The residents of Villa Ramos Subdivision in Purok Hervias, Brgy. Villamonte are up in arms as it seems that BACIWA services have been deteriorating. Forabout a month now, water is only available between the hours of 4:00 a.m. for about an hour or so and then water is no longer available!
What is worst is that on May 8, 2012, water was only available from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. There was only water for the lower areas in the subdivision while those in the elevated areas had none.
What this facility should do is to take away the word water from their name that BACOLOD CITY WATER DISTRICT SHOULD ONLY BE THE BACOLOD DISTRICT AND REMOVING WATER FROM THEIR CORPORATE NAME!
What is happening to this facility? What are the members of its Board doing? Scratching themselves only? Are they aware of what is happening to this service facility? It is not only Villa Ramos that is complaining about the water situation as many other areas are suffering from this seeming inaction of BACIWA!
Imagine the inconveniences that they are imposing on their clientele, who have to wake up in the early hours of the day just to be able to have water for their needs! What are they doing? I mean its officers and members of the Board of Directors? If they are this ineffective and inadequate, why don’t they just resign and give way to other qualified individuals who may be able to do a better job? Oops! We are treading on the soft toes of the City Mayor as he is the appointing officer of all the directors!
Therefore, if there is anyone to blame, blame the City Mayor who has anointed seemingly incompetents to its board and allowing its managerial appointees to continue at their posts considering that they are very inefficient! What is even far worse is that oftentimes, the water that comes from our faucets are turbid water, muddy and unfit for human consumption. They must be big stockholders of companies who are selling water to the general public! There seems to be a severe lack of communication between the clients of BACIWA and its management. It is very apparent that they are taking the end-users for granted.
The management and senior staff of the facility, whenever invited to speak before civic clubs and other aggrupations, they speak of efficiency, effectiveness and social responsibility, yet, they are very remiss on these aspects. It is obvious, very obvious that they just do not care, to the point of sending a message of TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, or AGUANTAHA NINYO AS WE ARE THE BOSSES AND WILL DO WHAT WE WANT!
It is indeed difficult to plead with these people as they do not seem to have any common sense! More so that they are insensitive to the needs of the citizenry.
Perhaps they are just sleeping, so WAKE UP, WAKE UP!*