By Francis Allan L. Angelo


THE homeowners of Metropolis Subdivision in Jaro, Iloilo City are willing to talk with officials of Brgy. Bito-on regarding the curfew imposed on the gated community.


The daily curfew, which takes effect 10pm to 5am, was imposed by the Metropolis Homeowners Association (MHA) for security purposes.


In an interview over Serbisyo Publiko hosted by Iloilo City Councilor Perla Zulueta Sunday, Atty. Perla Gauzon, MHA president, said they imposed the curfew after several commotions involving non-Metropolis residents happened in their community the past months.


Gauzon said they imposed the curfew because the developer Sta. Lucia Realty and Development, Inc. has yet to finish the perimeter wall of the subdivision.


The curfew prompted some residents to blockade the subdivision’s south gate leading to the coastal road area last December 2.


The residents said the curfew barred them from using the Metropolis Avenue when going towards coastal road and back.


Barangay officials led by Punong Barangay Raymundo Juntado dismantled the barricade with the help of the Jaro police.


Atty. Dennis Ventilacion, MHA immediate past president, said they are now fine tuning their curfew regulation to accommodate the residents who want to use the subdivision’s road.


The homeowners are also talking with Sta. Lucia Realty to finish the perimeter wall for the security of the residents.


Gauzon said they also had issues with the residents of Brgys. Bito-on and Tacas before “but we were able to resolve things through dialogues.”


(Serbisyo Publiko airs live over Sky Cable Channel 13 every Sunday, 10 am to 12 noon. Replays are: Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday – 8 to 10 pm; Thursday – 12 noon to 2pm)