Yona fiesta coming along despite mayor’s arrest

Prompted by the increasing number of COVID positives on island, Mayors Council of Guam President Melissa Savares is encouraging the village mayors to work with Public Health in identifying cluster areas in their respective villages. (PNC file photo)

The Yona fiesta scheduled for this weekend will push through despite the arrest of Yona mayor Jesse Blas last week.

Mayors’ Council of Guam president Melissa Savares told Andrea Pellacani on NewsTalk K57 that the Yona fiesta is coming along fine and preparations are ongoing full blast.

Savares, who has temporarily taken over purview of the Yona mayor’s office along with MCOG executive director Angel Sablan, said they have met with the Yona fiesta committee and everything is proceeding smoothly.

“The village is being cleaned up. And the vendors and maintenance and clean-up committees have been set up,” Savares said.

The Yona village fiesta will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. at the open lot near the carabao.

With today being the last day of the fiscal year, Savares said they have also taken care of the village’s budgetary matters.

Savares confirmed that the computers in the Yona mayor’s office were confiscated by the federal investigating team.

But she said the needed verifications last week were done manually and certified by the mayor’s staff.

She added that the mayor’s office recently purchased a new computer which was unopened and still sealed. This computer was not confiscated and is now being prepared for use by the mayor’s office staff.