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Magsaysay Flyover Passable by November: Gasataya

During his 365 Days Report, Bacolod City Congressman Greg Gasataya presented priority projects that are currently being done and one of these is the flyover at Magsaysay-Araneta which is expected to be finished by November. The solon says that the flyover project was conceived when he was still Vice Mayor of Bacolod City when a request for a memorandum of agreement between the City and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), as Gasataya was then the Acting Mayor and soon enough the project started during his term as Congressman.

Five routes plying the Magsaysay-Araneta streets will be lessened after the completion of the flyover project by November.*(Owen Segovia Bayog/NDB photo)

Kite Maker Thanks Solon for Burador Revival

Crispulo Rosales had been a kite maker since the ’80s. He had been most of the time champion of contests and had been in several places just to fly his kites. Recently, after Congressman Greg Gasataya led the first Burador Festival at the NGC grounds, Rosales was once again on his groove to produce more kites with various designs.

THE KITE MAKER Crispulo Rosales is champion kite maker since the ’80s and is happy with the revival of the traditional kite making through the Burador Festival.*(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

DPWH Bacolod, DENR, Edison Construction Scored for Mangrove Cutting

The Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) Bacolod City District Engineering Office, the Manila-based Edison Construction & Development, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are being asked on who gave the authority to cut scores of very old mangrove trees at a multi-million-peso flood control project site in Bacolod.

‘FLOOD CONTROL & MANGROVE DESTRUCTION’. Is the DENR aware of this mangrove destruction at the P148-M flood control project site at Gatuslao Extension (near Go Hotel & Robinsons Bacolod) undertaken by the DPWH Bacolod City District Eng’g Office and Edison Construction? Yesterday’s photos show that the thinning mangrove tree population is due to ongoing engineering works. Why no billboard that indicates the details of the multi-million-peso project?* (Arman Toga photos)

Gasataya to Submit to Congress Bacolod Drivers’ Position Papers vs. Jeepney Modernization Plan

Once the Congressional Committee on Transportation Technical Working Group convenes this week, Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya will submit the position papers of the drivers in the city expressing their sentiments against the implementation of the Omnibus Franchise Guidelines.

According to Gasataya, the House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, has decided to defer the implementation of the Omnibus Franchise Guidelines pending the creation of a technical working group that will further study it.

Leonardia Requests Cong Gasataya to Amend Charter Day Law

There is urgency to amend Republic Act No. 7724, otherwise known as the commemoration of Bacolod City Charter Day, that Mayor Evelio Leonardia requested Cong. Greg Gasataya to file a bill amending Republic Act No. 7724, that “erroneously set a wrong date for the celebration of the Charter Day of Bacolod”.

This is the appropriate time to correct a “historic error,” Leonardia said.

Bacoleños are celebrating once again a historic event on June 18, the day that President Manuel L. Quezon signed Commonwealth Act No. 326 creating Bacolod as a city.