A joint committee hearing of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Mariveles looked into the hurling of clay/sludge incidents at the Mariveles National High School (Poblacion) campus and patrolling barangay tanods.
Committee on Education chaired by Councilor Susan Murillo and Committee on Peace and Order and Public Safety under the chairmanship of Councilor Tito Catipon conducted the joint hearing a week ago in response to a letter from Punong Barangay Jester Ivan Ricafrente of San Carlos complaining of the throwing of clay/sludge to the public high school and patrolling village watchmen perpetrated allegedly by some residents of Sitio Acapulco, Barangay Camaya. The complaint also included the dumping of trash at the backyard of the school.
The throwing of clay/sludge resulted to damages to classrooms’ mirrors. It was learned during the conduct of hearing that aside from clay, sometimes compact disks and stones were also hurled that almost hit some teachers.
While the persons involved are not yet specifically identified, the complainants are certain that the throwing originated from nearby Sitio Acapulco.
Sherwin De Guzman, President of Acapulco Neighborhood, said that he will talk to his sitio mates and relay what is raised in the committee hearing.
Camaya Punong Barangay Amado Dimafiles said that he will allocate fund for the purchase of CCTV to be installed in the area to capture perpetrators.
Councilor Ronald R. Arcenal, MNHS Poblacion Principal Cesar Valenzuela, and two other concerned residents also attended the hearing.
Murilllo and Catipon asked barangay officials to update SB Mariveles on the actions taken to resolve the problem.