Himamaylan City Mayor Ernesto Agustin Bascon yesterday said the dispute between councilor Harry Sian and an employee assigned at the General Services Office has been settled amicably.
Mayor Monico Puentevella inspects the ongoing rehabilitation of the bridge along I. V. Ferrer Street in Barangay Villamonte yesterday.*(CMO-PIO photo)
Members of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines pose with Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Joseph Victor "JV" G. Ejercito (center) during the senate hearing last Tuesday, September 16, 2016 on the proposed Sugarcane Act. (L-R) UNIFED President Manuel Lamata, CONFED’s Jose Maria B. Montinola, NFSP President Enrique D. Rojas, CONFED’s Federico A. Locsin III, SRA Administrator Gina B. Martin, CONFED National President Rafael L. Coscolluela and Pablo M. Lorenzo III.*
Sian was reported to have manhandled Ronnie Licanao at the city hall, Tuesday morning.
Bascon said he has called the attention of both Sian and Licanao.
Bascon told the Negros Daily Bulletin that Licanao decided not to press charges against Sian and did not have the incident reported to the police.
"They settled the case between them amicably," Bascon said.
He added that Sian has apologized for his actions to the city chief executive and also asked for forgiveness from Licanao.
"We are all Himamaylanons so settle it among yourselves," Bascon said.
Reports said that Sian bumped into Licanao at the city hall Tuesday morning and punched the latter without any provocation.
It was learned that Licanao has reportedly asked for money from Sian last January for him to process the permits for Sian’s building but has not done so.