SP legislation in 2012: heavy on LGU ops, tourism; light on agrarian reform, social services

Bukidnon-News.Net-official-logo8MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News.Net/23 December)  Legislation concerning operations of local government units/governance and tourism topped the list of approved resolutions and ordinances of the Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan in 2012, based on their accomplishment report, provided by lawyer Apollo A. Maguale, SP secretary.

According to tabulations by Bukidnon News on the list of 111 resolutions and 30 ordinances in the report, the theme of 50 ordinances and resolutions were on “governance and local government unit operations”  and 20 more touched on “tourism” and related topics.

About 17 resolutions and ordinances were on “environment,” 16 on “safety,” 15 on “transportation”, 12 on “health,” nine on “education,” and five on “business.”

The provincial board also passed three pieces of legislation for each for “indigenous peoples,” “housing,””agriculture,” and “ICT (information communication technology)”

The board also passed two pieces of legislation each for “peace and order,” “electric power,” and “sports.”

At the bottom of the tabulation is a legislation each that touched directly on “social services” and “agrarian reform.”

The figures were based on the accomplishment report of the 11th Sannguniang Panlalawigan for 2012.

Based on a partial tabulation as of December 7, of the 108 resolutions and ordinances filed by the 15-member board, 85 were approved and 23 were referred to committees.

The provincial board secretariat also reported that they were able to translate to Cebuano a total of 48 of the 111 resolutions and 20 of the 30 ordinances approved this year.

In attendance, only one board member, majority floor leader Nemesio Beltran Jr, had complete attendance in all of the 46 regular sessions and a special session this year.

He was followed by board member Ranulfo Pepito of Valencia City with 45 sessions.  Closing in with 44 sessions each were board members Jay Albarece of the 1st District, Alfeo Baguio of the 3rd District, and Manuel Dinlayan of the 2nd district.

Board member Roelito Gawilan, representing the Federation of the Association of Barangay Captains (FABC), only attended 30 of the 47 sessions. According to the secretariat, he was “on official business or on travel” 13 times and was “on leave” four times.

Board member Renato C. Centillas of the 2nd district also attended only 36 regular sessions. The secretariat cited four “official business/ on travel” and seven “on leave” for his absences. (Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News.Net)