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Sum-ag signature drive on

Residents of Brgy. Sum-ag in Bacolod have launched a signature drive urging the city council to amend city ordinance number 8, series of 1985 so that the 1.9 hectares of land covering at the shorelines presently under the jurisdiction of Barangay Punta Taytay, will be returned to them.

In their petition, a copy of which was obtained by the DAILY STAR, the residents claimed that they were not informed about the matter through a plebiscite.

They said there was no public hearing and were surprised to learn that the contested area now belongs to Brgy. Punta Taytay instead of Brgy. Sum-ag.

They claimed that they have the right to be informed how was the boundary between the two barangays was created. That resulted for the contested land to become part of Brgy. Punta Taytay.

Councilor Ceasar Distrito, chairman of Committee on Laws and Ordinances of the city council, said he has not received a copy of the signature campaign yet.

Distrito, however, assured that he will act on it by conducting a committee hearing once it reaches the city council.

He said the boundaries of each barangay in Bacolod was done by the city council through ordinances before.

Punta Taytay used to be a sitio under Brgy. Sum-ag before it became a barangay.*APN

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