BAGUIO CITY—The City Council gave the management of Globe Telecom a 15-day grace period to file a position paper on Resolution 239, series of 2008 requesting the telecommunications company to relocate its tower in Upper Market Subdivision barangay.
The council decided on the action after lawyer Solgrandioso David Jr., special projects head of Globe Telecom Inc., informed the local legislative body that the company has never received a copy of the resolution. David said Globe needs to study the resolution and file a motion for reconsideration.
Earlier, Resolution 12, series of 2016 of Barangay Upper Market Subdivision reiterated the firm stand of the barangay council and residents for the removal and transfer of the Globe tower because of the serious negative effects on the health of the residents of radiation.
David explained to the council that health experts studied the reported radiation emanating from the tower and it proved that there is no threat of radiation from the tower to the people living in the community, except within a three-meter radius from its antenna.
The council set another consultation among the stakeholders on September 26 after the company shall have filed its position paper and bring with them the appropriate health and technical people who will shed light on the fear of the people that the main cause of cancer cases in the barangay is the radiation from the Globe tower. Dexter A. See
David assured local legislators that the company will voluntarily dismantle its tower once competent agencies and experts find that the tower poses a threat to the health of the residents.
The council questioned Globe management if it consulted the barangay officials and residents of Upper Market Subdivision prior to putting up the tower. David informed the Council he will provide the pertinent documents as he was not with the company when the tower was erected sometime in 2002.
The council also requested Globe management to bring health experts during their proposed consultations within three weeks.