True to their promise to bring the government closer to the people, the 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod, led by Presiding Officer Hon. Jose Antonio S. Veloso, once again had a successful joint session last August 07, 2015, this time, with the Barangay Council of Manga led by Punong Barangay Leda S. Saco, at the Barangay Hall of Manga.
Punong Barangay Saco, with the cooperation of the whole Barangay Council of Manga, was able to come up with 17 major issues and concerns that Barangay Manga is facing. The majority of the 17 issues was related to road and infrastructure projects and the SP truly appreciated the presence of Engr. Ingrid Pocot, as representative of the City Engineering Office, who directly addressed the road and infrastructure problems of Barangay Manga. Although some infrastructure problems, such as the Manga Fishport, the development of Tubig Dako Spring and Antajon Swimming Pool, and the open canal near Manga Elementary School, were not directly under the jurisdiction of the City Engineering Office, Engr. Pocot gladly assured the body that their office will make follow-up to the proper offices such as the DPWH and the Department of Agriculture (for the Manga Fishport).
Other concerns of the Barangay Manga such as Traffic Congestion, Illegal Drugs, Increasing Number of Fish Cages,Motorcycle nuisance at night, Air pollution coming from Cortes Piggery,the enforcement of their regulatory fee for MATODA, and the creation of programs for the youth and unemployed housewives and mothers, were all addressed by the City Councilors and referred to the respective committees for further action.