CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Provincial government officials together are now on the process of finalizing the provincial executive legislative agenda (ELA) - their “social contract with the Kapampangans”– which contain and converge the development thrusts and priorities of the local chief executive and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

During the ELA meeting headed by acting Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, Capitol department heads identified issues and concerns in the administrative, economic and social sector that need to be addressed for the next three years.

Pineda said there is a need to synchronize the plans that would impact on the way the executive and the legislative bodies relate to each other to effectively deliver the basic services to the people whom we pledged to serve.

“With these, they have also identified the priority programs and projects that would address the identified problems during the ELA,” acting Governor Delta said.

The acting governor said the provincial ELA contains the Capitol’s committed programs, projects and activities for the delivery of basic services needed by the Cabalen.

Joel Mapiles, provincial information officer (PIO) said the ELA of the local government units (LGUs) are open to public scrutiny to promote transparency and accountability among local officials.

He said that through the ELA, the people could ensure checks and balances between the legislative and the executive branches of the local government unit.

“The Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s oversight committee is tasked to monitor and follow up the approved programs, projects and activities outlined in the ELA. While on the part of the executive department, it should have a project monitoring committee to monitor the implementation of projects aside from the annual accomplishment report of the governor through her state of the province, address,” the Mapiles added.

The finalization of the provincial ELA held at the Executive House was also attended by Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan, Jr., Acting Vice-Governor Ferdinand Labung, board members Rosve Henson, Ananias Canlas, Jr., Nelson Calara, Pol Balingit, Gerome Tubig, Arthur Salalila, Benny Jocson, Cherry Manalo and Olga Frances David Dizon, Capitol department heads, and representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government. (Liezel Cayanan/Pampanga PIO)