Biel vows new trike law, more water projects PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 May 2013 14:10

Re-elected Councilor Luis “Noning” Biel III of the 1st District yesterday vowed to continuously serve his constituents with all sincerity in his third term in office.

Biel, who landed 5th place in last Monday’s midterm elections, was proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers last Tuesday night, along with District 1 re-elected Councilors Melchor Ray Sadain, Rogelio ‘Gerky’ Valesco Jr., Cesar ‘Jawo’ Jimenez Jr., and incoming Councilor-elect Charlie Mariano, who won the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th slots, respectively.

Garnering close to 50,000 votes, Biel said, among his priorities during his 3rd and last term as councilor, would be to continuously provide for manual water system to waterless barangays at the city’s west coast areas, and to push for the amended version of the tricycle ordinance.

Biel has been known to be consistently donating water pumps to west coast barangays, where potable water remains scarce.

“I would like to make sure, that we get to approve the new and acceptable, as well as reasonable, fare matrix for tricycles, so that both drivers and passengers would not have to argue over tricycle fares anymore”, the third term councilor said.

At the same time, Biel thanked all those who supported his re-election bid, saying “I will never fail you, and just before I vow out of public service, I will likewise make sure that all my advocacy towards your betterment and upliftment will be realized”.

Biel said he is now fast tracking the preparations for his amended tricycle ordinance, “as it has been agreed between me and Committee on Ordinances and Resolutions Chairman, Councilor Rudy Lim that such will have to be presented for approval for the 3rd and final reading on the next regular session, which is slated on May 22”.

At present, Biel chairs the City Council’s Committee on Franchise. — Philip Abuy