Misamis Oriental bares landmark legislation

A MEMBER of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Board cited Monday, June 24, some of the landmark legislation the Capitol's legislative body has passed and approved before the new crop of board members will assume post next week.

Re-elected Board Member Wayne Militante said some of the landmark legislative measures the 17th Provincial Board has approved were the investment incentive code, new tax and investment code of Misamis Oriental, including the tax amnesty for real property owners who have delinquent tax obligations from 2013 and prior years.

Militante said the revenue and investment code of Misamis Oriental has been existing for more than 12 years.

"Gitan-aw nato nga ang mga revision mohaom sa panginahanglanon ug aron maka-invite pa og dugang mga negosyante," Militante said.

Board member Nancy Madjos, who will serve her last term in the next three years, said while the 17th Provincial Board has done its best efforts to serve the people of the province through legislation, it also has a lot to improve to be more efficient and effective.

Madjos said there is a need to expedite documents, proposals, and other communications from the executive branch which needs legislative actions so that services are remain unhampered.

But Madjos has seen positive results with the partnership of the legislative and executive branches in delivering basic social services and implementation of programs and projects for the people.

"Daghan angayan i-improve kay usahay gikan sa executive, it took time nga moabot sa SP (Provincial Board) busa hinaot sa sunod term kung naay concerns from executive, moabot unta diretso nga dili na malangan para dili pud malangan ang paghimo sa balaodnon alang sa pagpatuman sa mga proyekto," Madjos said.

Another reelected board member, Gerardo Sabal III, said there will also be changes in the house rules and committee composition in the next Provincial Board.

Sabal said they are still finalizing the committees and the revision of the house rules and this will be disclosed during the inaugural session on July 1.

He also assured that the 18th Provincial Board will remain independent to maintain the checks and balances.


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