LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard Chan wants an investigation done on the torn decals installed by the city on the pillars of Marcelo Fernan Bridge for the observance of the 500th anniversary of Kadaugan sa Mactan.
Chan saw the ripped decals on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and expressed his anger at the sight. The decals were reportedly torn on Tuesday, April 6, a few days after these were mounted.
The decals show designs that portray Christianity and Kadaugan sa Mactan. They were placed on three the three pillars of the bridge on the side of Lapu-Lapu City. Two of the decals were donated by Smart Communications Inc. and the other by a fraternity.
“Naguol ako sa naabot nga problema karon lang buntaga kay adunay tawo nga nagyama-yama sa atong decals nga gi-install sa mga haligi sa Marcelo Fernan Bridge. Bag-o lang gani nato gipahigayon ang lighting niini pag miaging Domingo ug pila lang ka adlaw ang milabay, yano rang gibugal-bugalan ang gihagoan sa atong mga gipangtahasan nga mo-install niini,” said Chan.
(“I’m saddened that there are people who destroyed the decals we installed on the pillars of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. We held a lighting ceremony on Sunday, April 4, 2021, and a few days later, this happened. Some individuals mocked the efforts of our people who installed these decals.”)
In his social media post, Chan asked the public to provide his office with information that can pinpoint him to the individuals who destroyed the decals.
He is also looking at the footage of the closed-circuit television to help him identify the people responsible.
When they are identified, he said he will penalize them.
TThe installation of the decals is one of the projects of the Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Culture and Historical Affairs Commission headed by Cynthia King-Chan, the mayor’s wife. (GCM / NRC)