Borongan is still a
By ALICE NICART (PIA Eastern
June 2, 2009
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern
Samar – To the protagonists the series of motions in the Supreme
Court for Borongan cityhood with the hanging decision of the High
Court is better-off which likewise, could be music to their ears.
In a brief talk with
Mayor Fidel “Panka” Anacta, he laments that despite the efforts being
made for the cityhood, some opt to talk about the disapproval issue.
“Borongan remains a
city, until the final decision of the Supreme Court,” Mayor Anacta
He said that today
(June 2) Supreme Court deemed it to include in their priority agenda.
It can be recalled that the initial decision was 6-5 in favor of the
League of Cities of the Philippines who lodged the opposition against
the 16-would-be cities, Borongan and Catbalogan included. On second
motion, the High Court decided a 6-6 vote which certainly called for
another hearing because, obviously, the vote meant either way.
With the review today,
and with the retirement of two justices who were not pro-Borongan
Cityhood, many Boronganons keep their fingers cross, hoping that
everything turns favorable.
As for Mayor Anacta,
with the help being extended by Mayor Alexander Pimentel, President of
the 16 aspiring city mayors, there is still hope that Borongan will
become a city.
“I wish more people
could talk about what could be best for Borongan”.
Anacta who is now on
this third term as mayor believes, that should the cityhood is
confirmed and ruled, it will be of benefit to the majority.