Engineers Hill barangay chair Amado Feluzardo signed the new memorandum of agreement Monday with Association of Barangay Council chair Rocky Aliping on sharing from the lease of the three storey building within the barangay. Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. served as the witness after facilitating the meeting.



The Association of Barangay Councils and the Engineers Hill Barangay on Monday agreed anew to split halfway proceeds from the rent of a building in said barangay. ABC president and councilor Rocky Aliping and Engineers Hill barangay chief Amado Felizardo signed a memorandum of agreement to half the rent of the building which houses the Mang Ed Bakareta. The MOA thus entitles the barangay to half of the PhP38,000 rent collected from two floors of the three storey building being leased.

The top floor is also being rented out at PHP90,000 a month but yet needs proper accounting with the new ABC
leadership. The MOA was the conclusion of a series of meeting facilitated by councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. who was
ABC chair in 1992 and who was able to procure a PHP2 million funding from the office of the late Sen. Mirriam Defensor Santiago, who ran and lost for the presidency that year. Felizardo earlier asked Yangot to help facilitate the
meeting after the ABC board passed a resolution that deprived the barangay a share from the building lease, a
structure that was erected at a barangay lot.

Felizardo said that share from the lease is used for barangay development. Meanwhile, DPS barangay is also seeking share for use of the livelihood and productivity center found within its jurisdiction. The building which houses a coffee shop was constructed from fundings from the office of the late Sen. Leticia Shahani through Yangot’s efforts. The funding was released through the Department of Trade and Industry and from there a tripartite agreement between the DTI, the city and the ABC in how to run the building and on the share agreement was made,
said Yangot.

Aliping said that the rent is deposited with the city treasurer ’s office where a reported PhP1.6 million has been saved and the ABC could draw its share from it after a submission of a project proposal. He said that they will prepare a similar MOA with DPS barangay for the shares from the said building’s lease.

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