NAGA CITY—Member of the St. Joseph School administration, Parents-Teachers Association, students, and alumni will launch a protest caravan tomorrow, October 14, at 8:30 A.M. in the major streets of this city.
The protest will be a manifestation of their objection to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) ordinance that allows the use of the property of Engr. Ruben Sia at the back of St. Joseph School as a terminal for eastbound jeepneys.
The ordinance was originally unanimously passed last July.
When it was brought to the office of Mayor John Bongat for his signature, however, the local chief executive registered his objection to some of its provisions. Bongat exercised his veto power.
The veto was later overridden by the SP members via a unanimous vote.
Meanwhile, during a meeting at St. Joseph School yesterday, the Parents-Teachers Association and members of the school administration agreed that they would bring to the attention of the city hall their opposition to the use of the terminal.
They reasoned that the new terminal could cause toxic smoke, as well as added traffic.
In a related interview, City Councilor Gabriel Bordado Jr. told BICOL STANDARD that they have already received information about the protest.
He said that the city officials will be willing and ready to meet with the protesters to discuss the problem tomorrow.—BICOLSTANDARD.PH
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