Council resolution on Paseo gyrating fountain ‘self-serving’ — opposition dads PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:07

Opposition councilors described as “unnecessary and self-serving” the resolution that the majority bloc in the City Council has passed commending Mayor Celso Lobregat for the “wonderful gyrating dancing fountain” at Paseo de Mar.

The resolution says the fountain is unique and one of a kind in the country.

Councilors Rommel Agan and Cesar “Jawo” Jimenez immediately manifested their abstention vote after Councilor Vincent Paul Elago (District 2) sponsored the resolution during yesterday’s regular session.

Agan said that while he appreciates the operation of the gyrating dancing fountain at Paseo del Mar, “it is very improper for the council to adopt the resolution commending the mayor for it is his primary task to implement projects which have already been programmed.”

Agan expressed hoped that aside from the fountain, Lobregat must already implement other very important projects that will somehow alleviate the lives of the people.

“We are not against the putting up of the dancing fountain. But commending the mayor for that reason alone is another issue. For me, the resolution is self serving,” Agan explained as to why he abstained from voting.

“There are other things that the mayor should do for us to commend him,” Agan said as he cited the peace and order problem of the city and the numerous unimplemented but tangible projects.

Backing up Agan’s position, Councilor Jimenez said that Elago’s resolution is unnecessary and unbecoming because “it is due to political reasons.”

“We should let the people decide whether the project (dancing fountain) meets the needs of our people like electricity and potable water,” Jimenez said as he claimed that the project does not address the number one concern of the people which is peace and order.

“Since the project is already there, I hope the mayor can now focus on relevant projects especially that his term is ending.

Jimenez urged Lobregat to do something now to fastrack the implementation of the so-called flagship projects like the bus terminal and the putting up of a sanitary landfill as mandated under the law and the operation of apublic cemetery. – Jimmy Villaflores