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Silang vice-mayor questions P500-M loan to build new town hall

Aug 12, 2015 @ 1:16

Silang, Cavite Vice Mayor Rosalie “Gigi” Loyola has asked the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) to revoke a resolution which they approved to get a P200-500 million bank loan.

The money is supposed to be used for building a new municipal hall. 

In a five-page letter submitted to members of the municipal council and posted online, Loyola said the SB should reconsider their decision to allow Mayor Omil Poblete to enter into an agreement with the Asia United Bank for the loan, which she said was approved with undue haste. 

Loyola recounted that a special session was organized on July 24 solely to tackle the loan application, which was supposed to fund a new municipal hall building in Brgy. Biga in Silang. 

Loyola said building a new town hall is unnecessary, as there was no “strong public clamor” for both the loan and the project. It should have also went through public hearings, she added. 

“No sufficient reason has been given to justify conferring the proposed project precedence over the municipality’s designated priority projects,” Loyola said in her letter, describing the bank loand and the building project as “injudicious” and “disadvatangeous to public interest.” 

Are the claws out? We can only wait and see. 

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