THE Davao City Council needs to amend the ordinance pertaining to the establishment of Museo Dabawenyo to be able to push through with the plan to transfer the museum to People's Park, an official said.
Earlier this month, Committee on Laws, Rules, Ordinances and Privileges revealed in a committee hearing the proposal to transfer Davao City's Museo Dabawenyo to a bigger location at the People's Park.
Museo Dabawenyo's administrative officer Orly Escarilla, however, said that some changes in the Section four of the current ordinance that reads "the old Court of First Instance Building on A. Pichon St. shall be the permanent and exclusive site of the Museo Dabawenyo" needs to be changed.
"Isa ni sa mga requirements na gina asikaso na for us to proceed sa ubang steps (This is one of the requirements for us to proceed to other steps)," he said.
Escarilla said as soon as it is approved, they will focus on preparing the other documents required by the Davao City Government to proceed to the second and the third reading.
He also said the favorable recommendation to the amendment comes as a form of approval for the P100-million building construction.
"The new Museo Dabawenyo will be a four-storey building equipped with a bigger storage space and two galleries to host the artworks of the different artists in Davao," he said.
Escarilla said the construction of the new building will commence within this year.