A low-cost housing site in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, for families caught in a crisis situation at the height of the insurgency is still in darkness after four to five years.
This was relayed to the Provincial Capitol yesterday at a meeting with department heads presided over by provincial administrator Arnel Francisco.
The low-cost housing site in Sitio Kakha, Barangay Talalak, Sta. Catalina has 36 units, and is a joint project of the local government unit of Sta. Catalina, Gawad Kalinga and the provincial government that provided the P3 million funds during the time of governor and now Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District).
Sources said Barangay Captain of Talalak, Marisa Pandac, had been given a run around agency in processing the energization of the site.
Provincial assessor Manuel Tangon said that if tax declarations are required, his office is ready to issue a certification.
The electric cooperative is asking for documents before the housing village can be energized, the source said.
Francisco directed the provincial engineer’s office headed by Franco Alpuerto to coordinate with concerned agencies and recommend solutions to the problem.*JG
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