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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Capitol to eject 2 solons

Negros Oriental Provincial Administrator Richard Enojo will issue a notice to vacate soon, to be served to the two district representatives holding offices in the Legislative Building beside the Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City.

As of press time, the offices of Reps. Josy Limkaichong (1 st District) and Arnie Teves (3 rd District) remained open as they are waiting for the written notice to vacate their spaces in the legislative building.

Only Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria (2 nd District) has moved out of the legislative building without written notice, and reportedly procured an office in the city.

Enojo justified the need for the two solons to relocate as the provincial government is also required to provide decent office spaces for its various agencies, catering to gender and development, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.

An aide to Governor Roel Degamo said that although the edifice is named legislative building, the provincial government is not required to accommodate the congressmen but to provide spaces for members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, secretariat and other provincial offices.

Enojo said the Provincial Assessor's Office needs space to relocate its personnel and properties for eight months since its old office will undergo major repairs and construction in the mezzanine floor that can store voluminous documents.*RG


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