by Oliver T. Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY — Legislators of the province of Cagayan are determined to initiate talks with the officials of neighboring province of Kalinga to solve boundary disputes.
Atty. Mila Perpetua C. Lauigan, 3rd district board member, said boundary disputes between Cagayan and Kalinga have been a long overdue problem, which is affecting the economy and livelihood of the people living in the disputed areas.
She added they will set a venue and date to invite officials from Kalinga to start initial negotiations on how to resolve the said dispute.
Reports also show that residents of the disputed area have no permanent province as to where they are registered; some are registered in Cagayan and some in Kalinga.
Though this is not an easy journey, I believe this will pave the way to the resolution of the boundary dispute, and to once and for all give peace to the people living the area,” Lauigan said.
She said they will propose to the other party the conduct of land survey to determine the exact boundaries and claims of each province and to give justice to the people to choose where they want to be registered.#