BAGUIO

Valley council passes 12 local laws

IN THE span of five months, lawmakers in Benguet’s capital town, La Trinidad, have passed 12 ordinances and 396 resolutions.

This was disclosed during the State of the Municipal Council Address of La Trinidad as part of the first Legislative Awareness Week slated December 9 to 13, a first in the Cordillera region.

Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan stated from July 1 to present, lawmakers of the town passed the La Trinidad Night Market Ordinance, Office of the Building Official law, La Trinidad Cultural Heritage Ordinance, Traffic Obstruction Enforcers Ordinance, Barangay Tanod System Ordinance, Municipal Organic Agriculture Ordinance, Electornically Assisted Traffic Signs and Signals Ordinance, Peoples Law Enforcement Board Ordinance, Local Youth Development Officer Ordinance, La Trinidad Environment and Natural Resources Sustainable Management and Development Code, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Code, Local Incentive and Investment Code.

Of the 101 ordinances embodied in the Executive Legislative Agenda, the lawmaker noted 37 percent accomplishment, and 39 percent accomplishment for the 46 approved resolution.

“This are actually policies, programs, projects and activities that embodies programs for the general welfare of the town,” Awingan said.

The celebration of the Legislative week was created through a municipal ordinance to inform public about duties and functions of the local council.

On Monday, the Legislative Gallery History was opened to the public presenting various significant local officials that records 10 mayors from 1952 to present, 17 vice mayors and 1010 councilors from 1952 to 2021.

Past officials since 1912 to present from mayors, vice-mayors and councilors of the town were displayed at the Lednicky Hall.

Part of the Legislative week features the reports on resolutions and ordinance approved by the lawmakers, gift giving activity for children confined at the Benguet General Hospital also align in the celebration is the different forums including environment and traffic summit on December 13 to listen to the suggestion of stakeholders on the said concerns.

With the council to be in the forefront of issues and concerns of any local government unit, Mayor Romeo Salda said the executive and legislative branch of the local government must be united in order to implement crafted laws.

The ordinances, lawmakers said, seeks to guide the mayor to execute programs, projects and activities for the common good.


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