Councilor wants probe into Bacolod esplanade vandalism

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Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito called on the Bacolod City Police Office to investigate the vandalism at the Bacolod City Esplanade.

Distrito described the act of vandalism, which was first reported on social media, as “kulang sa pansin.”

The P37.2-million Bacolod Esplanade is expected to be turned over to the local government on June 17 during the city’s Charter Day celebration.

Under City Ordinance No. 534 (Anti-Vandalism Ordinance of 2011), violators will face a fine up to P5,000 and up to six months in jail.

Councilor Em Ang, author of the ordinance, said the esplanade was constructed primarily as a park where the public could relax and unwind.

“Its quality as a park should be preserved and maintained at all times,” she added.