Santiago exec reports on 2009 enacted legislations
Santiago City, Isabela (26 January) -- This city's Vice-Mayor and Presiding Officer of the Sangguniang Panglungsod Alvin Abaya reported to the people of Santiago City its accomplishments in terms of crafting important legislations addressing the welfare of every Santiagueno.
In a session assembled before Mayor Amelita S. Navarro's State of the City Address (SOCA) on January 18, 2010 at the Bulwagan ng Mamamayan, Vice Mayor Abaya said that the Sangguniang Panglungsod has in his incumbency as Presiding Officer considered the body as the most productive legislative council in the history of Santiago City in terms of quantity and quality of ordinances and resolutions passed.
Abaya stressed that with the full support and cooperation of every council member, the city legislators passed in 2009 Eighty Six (86) resolutions and Forty Two (46) ordinances that the council has enacted.
Among the most important legislations codified by the council were the passage of the city's Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM), creation of Public Service and Employment Office (PESO), and a Citizen's Charter (a handbook of city govt. service).
"With the active involvement of every council member, whose attendance in every session last year were recorded almost perfect, we owe to them their creative minds sponsoring resolutions and ordinances in the plenary which addressed the pressing needs of every Santiagueno, Vice Mayor Abaya said.
Abaya urged his council members to continue their cooperation and is confident that in the coming months the council will produce and enact more legislations beneficial to the city residents.
The young presiding Officer also thanked the executive department for the contribution and support it has shown for the passage and approval of important legislations.
Vice Mayor Abaya's leadership and legislative share to the Navarro administration would further boost the development programs, projects and activities that will directly benefit the people of Santiago City. (PIA Isabela) [top]