Walang walkout! Dan Fernandez sets record straight on forum for proposed Santa Rosa Esplanade
Santa Rosa, Laguna Mayor Dan Fernandez has set the record straight on his alleged walkout during the consultation for a proposed new tourist destination in the city.
In a Facebook post dated May 29, Fernandez said the public consultation held in February was intended to inform residents that an Esplanade will be constructed along Arcillas Boulevard.
He said officials from the City Engineering Office showed blueprints and a digital presentation of how tghe area will look like once construction is finished.
Fernandez said he agreed to the public forum with the expectation to meet one Alice Lazaga, who expressed opposition to the project, but she did not show up.
“Tayo’y pumayag sa nasabing pagpupulong, sa pagaakalang ating makikita si Gng. Lazaga upang siya mismo ay maliwanagan sa mga proyektong pinagbibintangan nyang maanumalya at hindi naaayon sa tamang proseso. Ngunit tayo ay walang nakitang Alice Lazaga sa pagpupulong,” he said.
Fernandez said Lazaga’s representatives showed up at the meeting and kept on asking repetitive questions. He said he left the venue not because he was fed up with the group, but because he had other things too do as mayor.
“Bilang paglilinaw, ang inyong lingkod ay hindi nag ‘walk out’ at hindi rin tayo nainis at umalis. Ating ipinaliwanag ang lahat ng dapat ipaliwanag at ating sinagot ang kanilang mga katanungan ng walang paligoy ligoy,” he said.
“Tayo po ay pinagkalooban ng maraming trabaho bilang isang Mayor. Maraming mga inaasikaso at maraming kinakausap para sa Lungsod ng Santa Rosa. Ating pinipilit hatiin ang ating katawan at iskedyul sa lahat ng mga iba’t ibang aktibidad na kailangan ng ating presensya,” Fernandez explained.
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