Village chiefs of Talisay City raised flooding as one of the pressing problems plaguing the city during the meeting of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) attended by Governor Hilario Davide III, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale and Mayor Eduardo Gullas last Wednesday (July 6).
With the arrival of rainy season, flooding becomes a problem in some parts of the city specifically in Lawaan, Tabunok and Bulacao. Talisay is composed of 22 barangays.
Davide advised barangay captains to hold a cleanup drive to unclog the waterways and reminded them to urge residents in their respective barangays to dispose their garbage properly.
“Kuwang tag disiplina,” said Davide referring to the improper disposal of trash by some people.
Aside from flooding, garbage collection, inadequate school buildings, financial assistance, and a resettlement site for fire victims were also raised during the meeting.
Barangay captains of Candulawan and Tapul and other two barangays voiced their concerns over lack of garbage trucks to collect their trash.
In response, the governor and vice governor promised to provide them with garbage vehicles.
While waiting for garbage trucks from Capitol, Magpale suggested that these barangays get clustered temporarilyand coordinate with the city’s waste disposal team for the time and frequency of the collection.
In the same development, the village chief of Lawaan III, whose 248 residents lost their homes in a fire, asked the governor to help him look for a relocation site.
Currently, the fire victims are living in shanties on a private lot where the owner is pressuring them to vacate the area.
Davide suggested to let the province lease the land for the informal settlers. Fides Palicte