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Mayor-elect Gullas urges public to join flood control efforts

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Incoming Talisay City Mayor Samsam Gullas is urging his constituents to dispose of plastic wastes properly to reduce flooding.

Gullas said he had met with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) 2nd Engineering District and the Talisay City Solid Waste Management to address the flooding problem in Barangay Bulacao.

“DPWH officials assured that there is a current budget to fix the outfall in the area but they can’t start since there are still informal settlers living near the project site,” he also said in The Freeman article.

The outgoing representative has directed the Talisay City Legal Office and village chief Banjo Abastillas to talk with the concerned families living on the affected site so they can vacate and allow DPWH to go ahead with the project.

“I assure our constituents that we cannot sacrifice the interest of the public at the expense of the few,” said Gullas.

The newly elected mayor said when he assumed office on July 1, he will executive an executive order mandating a city-wide and city initiated quarterly coastal clean-up drive, monthly river clean-up drive, and weekly drainage clean-u up drive.