Guam - Senator Ben Pangelinan is pushing for an override of his bill which was vetoed by the governor recently. Bill 36 would provide financial help to businesses impacted by the government's road construction projects.
The governor vetoed the bill authored by Senator Pangelinan saying GEDA already offers assistance to small and mid-size businesses in the way of micro-loans to businesses who may be adversely affected by road construction.
Senators like Frank Blas, Jr. however were concerned about the long term impact, saying, "But my concern with the program is in recognition its going to impact other programs and future programs future projects is there going to be enough is it going to be sustainable in place long enough that once we get tri-intersection once we get the Route 4 improvement in Sinajana. Is there going to be that same opportunity for business impacted in future projects?"
Pangelinan said, "Is that rationale? That we can't do anything more than what we're doing today because we don't know if we can do it tomorrow? Well, in this case in the loan program we know we can do it tomorrow we know that we're taking a chance in helping these people because we have injured them."