The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reviewing the stand of the Aklan provincial government opposing the plan of the said institution to transfer its office from this town to Roxas City, Capiz.
Vicky Ramos, co-chair of the Provincial Tourism Council, said she has submitted all the documents to the BSP Central Office as requested by its management.
Aklan Governor Carlito S. Marquez requested Ms. Ramos to head the negotiation with the BSP asking for the retention of its office in Kalibo. The Aklan provincial government along with the Aklan Bankers Association has earlier registered its strong opposition to the planned transfer of the BSP office to Roxas City.
Report said, the BSP Central Office has already purchased a lot in Capiz for the construction of its building. Ramos however said the Aklan provincial government was not consulted with regard to the said BSP’s plan of transfer.
"We are now waiting for the result of the review of the BSP. We hope that they will reconsider their decision," said Ramos.
The Aklan provincial government had registered their opposition because of fear that the strong investment tourism climate in Boracay would melt down if the BSP will transfer their office to another province.
It was learned that the documents submitted to the central office included the appeal for the BSP office retention by the Aklan Ati-Atihan Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Kalibo, among a number of organizations.
The Sangguniang Bayan of Kalibo and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan had also passed and submitted its respective resolutions urging the BSP to stop its proposed transfer to Roxas City. (PNA) /MP
Campaign VS. Use of ‘Wang-Wang’ Now in Antique
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) operation against "wang-wang" (siren) is now in Antique with 15 personnel deployed to flag down transportation that have exceptional or startling sound.
LTO Regional Office 6 Operations Division Chief Sim Robles said that their 15 personnel are now operating around Panay island, in coordination with the highway patrol, to apprehend vehicles that have sirens and horns as mandated in Presidential Decree 96.
Pres. Benigno Aquino stressed the prohibition of "wang-wang" in his inaugural speech.
Vehicle owners apprehended by the LTO for the first offense are being listed down with their gadgets being confiscated. But for the second offense, the violator is meted with P15,000 fine.
Robles added that their operation is not only for "wang-wang" though but for all other violations like the use of seat belt and helmet by drivers. (PNA) /MP