Canaman, Camaligan agree to ink MOA on trimo access
By Jason B. Neola NAGA CITY --- All’s well that ends well. With its neighboring town of Canaman in Camarines Sur formally acceding to enter into a memorandum of agreement relative to access of trimobiles to a specified route that connects the two towns, it is now Camaligan town’s turn, through their respective local government officials, to accept such intent, in pursuance of a Court-preferred compromise settlement to resolve the issue of trimobiles from Canaman being barred from entering Camaligan. In its session last February 27, the Sangguniang Bayan of Camaligan passed Resolution No. 179, which was approved by Camaligan Mayor Marilou Marquez-Hirose, that unanimously acknowledged the intent of LGU Canaman to enter into a memorandum of agreement relative to the operation of the San Jose West-Iquin-Mangayawan Sua-Del Rosario Trimobile Operators and Drivers Association whose member trimobile units pass through both municipalities. Earlier last February 7, the Sangguniang Bayan of Canaman passed a resolution authorizing their mayor, Henry P. Ragodon, to enter into a memorandum of agreement regarding the issue with Camaligan town. In his order that was prompted by a civil case for injunction with application for temporary restraining order following the apprehension by Camaligan authorities of trimobiles entering their town, Judge Santos prescribed a court-preferred settlement that will depend on the two municipalities executing and putting into effect a MOA that will govern the cross-entry of trimobiles between the two towns along the route mentioned.