THE 18th City Council of Davao held its last regular session Friday, December 14.
After passing some resolutions and ordinances, Councilor Pilar Braga, on behalf of the city councilors, thanked Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag for leading the council in their productive year.
“If you look at the records, the 18th Council performed well this year.
We have an efficient conduct of public hearings, we have improved our attendance during sessions, we have quality discussions during plenary sessions and we have passed relevant legislations,” Al-ag said in a Facebook interview.
“We will release our performance report for 2018 in January next year,” he added.
Some councilors said that they are satisfied with all the ordinances discussed and passed in the City Council for the development of the city.
“Upon my assumption of office last September, the City Council was rigid in reviewing as to how the ordinances should be implemented. It is construed in a way that the ordinance will lean towards the general welfare of the people of Davao, and not prejudice those who will follow them,” Councilor Edgar Ibuyan said.
“Its outstanding performance speaks for itself. This is one moment that the members of the City Council set aside their personal differences to rally behind the leadership of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and to help push forward developmental and pro people legislative measures geared towards community development,” Councilor Diosdao Angelo Mahipus, for his part, said.
He added that the approved P8.8 billion annual budget of the city will underwrite the very foundation of a cross-breed infrastructure programs under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Meanhwile, Councilor Jesus Melchor Quitain Jr. said that everybody in the Council did their part in contributing to the welfare and development of the city.
“There were numerous ordinances that passed the scrutiny of the Council and I would say there were actual deliberations on the floor not merely the raising of hands to simply vote but we can still do better come 2019,” Quitain said.