Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa, Jr. vowed to provide all-out support to a wide-ranging investigation which would be conducted on the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), which has been mired controversies related to transparency in the utilization of the P547 million loan from Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) years ago and which the water district is still paying.
Cardinal Tagle is joined by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, in confirming the dates of the Papal visit.* (InterAksyon.com photograph by Bernard Testa)
Gamboa, however, clarified that as Water Watch convenor intended to ensure clean, healthy and potable water for Bacolodnons, an official probe of the government-owned water firm could be done once Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Chairperson on Water, Councilor Alex Paglumotan and the rest of the councilors agree to conduct it on the water district headed by General Manager Atty. Juliana Carbon.
Rudy Maligmat, former and now retired BACIWA Employees Union (BEU) President, promised to send a letter to Paglumotan and the City Council, in behalf of the newly-organized Metro-Bacolod Consumers’ Forum (MBCF), and to once and for all find out what ails BACIWA.
This is because for months on end, various anti-graft and corruption advocates have been raising issues about alleged graft and corruption in BACIWA.
Maligmant said a City Council investigation on various aspects of BACIWA’s operations would be positive for consumers.