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Water connection project must benefit Sorsoganons, Mayor Lee insists

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Sorsogon City Mayor Sally Lee reiterated her stance that city folk should be able to benefit from the water line that was practically built by the province’s favorite son, Senator Chiz Escudero.

“Wala po tayong ibang hangad kundi ang makapagbigay tayo ng kaginhawaan sa ating mga constituents lalo na sa ating problema sa tubig,” Lee said in a statement Thursday, October 6.

“Malaking pasasalamat natin sa efforts ni Senator Chiz na nabigyan tayo ng libreng connection mula Orok Casiguran hanggang dito sa Cabidan… kaya dapat lang itong mapakinabangan ng maayos,” added the lady poltiko.

Lee gave the statement following a “fruitful” meeting with former Casiguran Mayor, now Vice Governor Ester Hamor. The two are said to be close friends.

The Escudero-funded water connection project runs from Orok in Inlagadian, Casiguran to Cabidan, Sorsogon City. It was reportedly completed two weeks ago.

Since the local government practically didn’t spend a cent on the project, Lee is requesting Orok to sell its water at a very low rate to the Sorsogon City Water District (SCWD).

During the meeting, Hamor “aired the side of Casiguran” to Mayor Lee. Also in the meeting was Casiguran Water District General Manager Engineer Ted Tejada.

“Para po ito sa ating mga kababayan… nakita at narinig ko po kasi si Manay Sally sa TV na nagdiscuss nito.

“Baka kasi ma-interpret ng tao na ayaw namin sa Casiguran magbenta ng tubig sa Sorsogon kaya nandito po ako para samahan si GM Tejada upang personal na marinig na rin ni Mayor Lee ang panig ng Casiguran,” the Vice Governor said in a separate statement.

Sorsogon City is a second-class component city with a population of just under 170,000.