By LITO RULONA
Barangay Nazareth chairman Max Rodriguez has given members and officers of the Nazareth Tennis Club (NTC) 30 days to vacate the tennis court area since the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) would start constructing the village’s new four-story building.
In an interview Thursday afternoon, Rodriguez explained that the local barangay council of Nazareth has been doing several consultations to the residents and players who would be affected by the upcoming construction.
The new building area will house the proposed P15-million barangay hall that will also house the Violence Against Women and Children Desk, Barangay Child Protection Center, and the two-classroom of the Barangay Nazareth Day Care Center.
Fronting the proposed barangay hall is the so-called Children’s Park with complete facilities including offices of the barangay officials.
The old barangay hall would become the Senior Citizen Office while adjacent to the new building will house the Barangay Canteen which would be run by several civic organizations in the area.
“When I assumed office for the past five months, I already informed through a letter the Board of Directors of the Nazareth Tennis Club but there was no reply. Walay ilang representative nga mi-anhi dinhi sa among mga session during the three regular sessions,” Rodriguez said.
However, during the 4th meeting called by the Barangay Nazareth, NTC officials appeared before the council and declared opposition to the planned construction.
“Ang nakadaut aning NTC kay walay klaro nga information campaign to the affected players and residents near the construction site. Wala kunoy consultation nga out of 20 members of the NTC only four persons appeared before the meeting,” he added.