By: Rey Anthony Chiu
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Dec 11 (PIA) – Another annex campus of the Bohol Island State University [BISU) will soon rise in Sevilla town, taking one step at a time as the Sanggunian Bayan authorized Sevilla Mayor to buy a lot for the state university.
Sevilla mayor Ernestina Digal is pushing hard to comply with the CHED requirements and she has identified the probable location in barangay Cambagui and immediately shared to the owners about the plan.
Sevilla vice-mayor Emily Dagaang also said that there is a pending request for the opening of BISU Annex at barangay Cambagui.
Dagaang added that the ultimate plan is to open up the Bohol Island State University (BISU) annex in the town, more on the technical and vocational courses through the BISU system.
“This should present a good opportunity for our youth to get the proper training needed for them to land good jobs,” the vice-mayor said.
At the top of the requirements was for the identification of a site to construct the school buildings therein.
Soon the lot was found and after both parties arrived at a deal in the negotiations, the local government unit, through the express nod of the Sangguniang Bayan allocated P125,000 in its 2010 20% annual development fund for payment of the needed lot.
But, even before the sale took effect, the local government unit of Sevilla sought the help of interested parties who could assist the LGU in preparing the site for the annex.
The Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce responded. The organization built two 2-classroom buildings for the new site, said Mercedes Ocio, municipal secretary.
But the heirs of the lot-owners Fabian Cabagnot had a hard time processing the documents due to some problems with the extrajudicial settlement of the estate, the original owners being deceased.
The process would have been simple; extra-judicial settlement of estate of deceased person and to shorten the process, a simultaneous sale would have to be consummated.
To remedy the situation, the LGU assented to the request of the heirs of the lot for additional amount to be used in the processing of the documents and the subsequent transfer of the property.
The town agreed to comply and just recently, the Sangguniang Bayan issued the authorization for Mayor Ernesita Digal to purchase the lot for the proposed BISU Annex. [mbcn/rahc/PIA-Bohol)