CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The 5th City Council here has passed a total of 23 ordinances and 183 resolutions since July last year.

Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin said that passage of the ordinances and resolutions were made possible through the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac), which studies the city's legislative agenda and ensures that programs are implemented consistently to promote inclusive development.

"In our recent conference, we also discussed a number of additional vital proposed measures such as the public-private partnership ordinance, extensive training to all barangay tanods, use of speed gun along MacArthur Highway, E-scholar program, city wide waterways clean-up month, rehabilitation of the two public markets, monitoring of internet service providers, and the Barangay Revenue Code," Lazatin added.

Lazatin noted of the legislations passed that include stockpiling of rice in preparation for calamities; creation of disaster management plan; ecological solid waste management program Phase II; implementation of Jobstart Philippines program; ratification of Reproductive Health Care and Wellness Clinic; provision of breastfeeding stations; Regulating the use of headsets, earphones, earplugs, and other similar gadgets while driving, crossing the streets or when operating motorized vehicles or tools and equipment; free parking spaces for senior citizens and persons with disabilities; tree planting ordinance; and free movies for senior citizens in all cinemas operating in the city.