People’s legislative congress slated today-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
BAGUIO City councilors will come face to face with their constituents in today’s People’s Legislative Congress.
The People’s Legislative Congress, organized by the Philippine Councilor’s League-Baguio, will be held at the Baguio Convention Center in the afternoon of September 25.
Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas said the congress is aimed to have well-rounded legislations and gain inputs from various sectors on possible amendments of city ordinances.
In last Wednesday’s Ugnayang Panlungsod, which he graced as acting mayor of the city, Fariñas said councilors assigned to different committees will be tasked to gather community leaders and stakeholders to provide inputs and suggestions to some local legislations.
Some of the sectors that will be consulted include those handled by all 14 committees in the council such as Ways and Means and Finance, Public Utilities, Transportation and Traffic Legislation, Social Services, Women and Urban Poor, Urban Planning, Lands and Housing, Tourism, Special Events, Parks and Playgrounds, Education, Culture and Historical Research, Human Rights, Justice Public Protection and Safety, Peace and Order, Laws, Market, Trade and Commerce, Employment, Livelihood and Cooperatives, Handicapped and Differently–Abled Persons, Health and Sanitation, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Ethics, Environmental Affairs and Personnel, Public Works, Barangay Affairs, Youth and Sports.
The vice mayor said around 200 stakeholders are expected to attend the congress to address issues concerning various sectors.
He said some of the ordinances needing amendments by the council include the Traffic and Transportation Code and the Anti-Plastic Ordinance.
The congress is also open to problems shared by different city stakeholders such as environmental, peace and order, social services and health concerns.
He added the legislative congress is also aimed making local legislations responsive to the needs of the people of Baguio.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 25, 2012.