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Joe III laments lack of offices

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Iloilo City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III is complaining about the lack of offices for various departments.

Espinosa made the remark following the massive cuts in the proposed P130-million supplementary budget. The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved only P45 million of the proposed budget.

Councilor Plaridel Nava, chairman of the committee on appropriations, rejected the proposed P35-million land development for the construction of Iloilo City Sports Arena in Molo district; and the construction of the P50-million multipurpose building for offices at the Kerr and Co. Building.

“There is a need for more offices. They know that we lack offices,” Espinosa said in The Daily Guardian report.

He blamed local politics over the slashes in the supplementary budget. “There is no other reason but politics,” the politiko added.

Espinosa is running for mayor against Nava’s running mate, Dr. Pacita Gonzalez in next year’s midterm elections.