August 28, 2011 in Cordillera
By ALMA B. SINUMLAG
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — La Trinidad Mayor Gregorio Abalos in an interview, August 23 said, the municipality is open for a local government unit (LGU) merge with the municipality of Tublay.
“I am most concerned of the economic situation of Tublay,” he said adding that the said municipality has been a 5th class municipality since it became a town and until now, it remained on the said rank.
Merging, he said, will boost the economic status of said town.
One concern that the constituents of Tublay will surely raise he added is that their identity will be lost. However, he is hoping that they will see the advantages that Tublay will get with the merger and support the idea.
“Let us consider possibilities that would be beneficial for our people,” he added.
He revealed that there had been several informal talks between the two LGUs and he is looking forward to the continued meetings on the matter. “This is really something that we should look forward to,” he added. Further, he said they have already scheduled series of formal meetings to look into the said possibility.
Earlier Nordis report stated that mayor Ruben Paoad of Tublay mulled on an LGU merger to solve its boundary dispute with La Trinidad. His objective was mainly to strengthen the LGU in order to served his constituents better. # nordis.net