By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – The word war between Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Congressman Dr. Anthony Golez is not only heating up but already boiling hot with both resorting to calling each other names.
This, after the two city officials guested separately in a local TV forum segment.
Leonardia in the prior episode called Golez as Congressman Sampaw, referring to the recent project of asphalt overlay undertaken by the office of the solon on a concreted portion of Lacson St.
Leonardia claimed that Lacson street, being a well cemented stretch of road, does not need to be covered (sampawan) with asphalt.
Another project Leonardia cited is the tiling of cemented sidewalks in the city.
But Golez, in a succeeding episode, called Leonardia Mayor Sawsaw in reference to claims that that city chief executive is dipping his fingers into projects which is not under his jurisdiction.
Leonardia has recently written the Department of Public Works that instead of the asphalt overlay project along Lacson street, the funds should be used to repair other roads in the city.
Golez claimed that Leonardia was simply dipping his dirty fingers into the projects of other public officials for dubious reasons.
He said that among the projects Leonardia claimed as his own was his PhilHealth project and the visible flyover project in the highway near Brgy. Bata.
Ironically, they both ran under the same party in the last elections.