In the Boundary Barangays of Cadiz and Sagay — Almost a month after residents here aired their gratitude to Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. for acting on their letter-appeal to help re-open a short cut road, Barangay Magsaysay (Cadiz) and Bgry. Tadlong (Sagay) folks are asking anew for the Negros Occ. leader’s intervention.
THE CLOSED SHORT CUT ROAD in the Ballesteros farm in Barangay Tadlong in Sagay City - seen here on the left with rocks and sugarcane, is located some five meters to the left from this main road intersection. Hundreds of Tadlong and Brgy. Magsaysay, Cadiz City residents have to walk or take longer ride since the road they used for decades was closed down almost a year ago. Mediamen went their June 12, 2015.*
ABOVE photo shows the multi-million-peso overflow bridge and newly-concreted road network projects of the government that are now unused because the closure of a short cut road in the Ballesteros farm cut off the way to and from residential areas via these structures. PHOTO BELOW is one of the two box culvert bridges now unused because the short cut road connecting to them are close.* (Arman Toga photos)
Residents told newsmen here Friday they wanted to tell the governor that the road in the Balleteros farm that connects the two boundary barangays remains closed.
Sagay City Legal Officer Atty. Ryan Bonghanoy earlier told mediamen that the road was already opened.
Gov. Maranon’s intervention through Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Jose Marie Valencia was lauded by the people here, but they said the road they have used for decades remains closed since the owner (Ballesteros family) barricaded it and planted sugarcane on it nearly a year ago.
USELESS MULTI-MILLION-PESO ROADS, BRIDGES.
A group of media people, including the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB), visited the complaining residents here in the farming villages in Cadiz and Sagay’s boundary.