Beating the deadline! Albay SP OKs key legislative measures as term ends on June 30


Few days before the session ends, the Albay Sangguniang Panlalawigan is already rushing to beat deadlines and pass key measures.

Outgoing Albay Vice Governor Harold Imperial spearheaded the provincial council in tackling important legislative outputs.

“With the riders of Le Tour de Filipinas pedaling hard towards the finish line, the Honorable Members of the 12th SPA, now on its few remaining weeks in office, have been hard at work to meet deadlines and pass the appropriate legislative outputs on issues and concerns referred to the body for action,” Imperial said.

The Vice Governor said that BM Howard Sim Imperial passed on 3rd and Final Reading the Provincial Ordinance regulating a resilient land use, activity and development within the Mayon Volcano 6-kilometer radius permanent danger zone and its extended hazard zones.

He also said that BM Eva Josephine Ribaya reported on the proceedings of the committee meeting conducted by the Committee on Health and Social Services to review an ordinance from Libon, Albay.

“On behalf of BM Ralph A. Andes, Chairman, Committee on Budget & Appropriations, BM Reynaldo Bragais, delivered the prepared reports for the body to pass the appropriate resolution that highlights the review contents and recommendations relative thereof. BM Victor V. Ziga, Jr. also reported on the MOA between the PGA and the LGU of Oas relative to the implementation of the CBMS,” he added.

“On other matters, BM Raul E. Rosal requested that the head of the Department-in-Charge of the hosting of the Magayon Festival be invited to present the financial report on many of the event, activities, and economic enterprises during Albay’s premier festival. BM Ziga and BM Ribaya requested that committee meetings be scheduled to discuss matters referred to their respective committees,” he added.

Meanwhile, other resolutions passed by the SP were:

1. Resolution declaring as valid and operative the Municipal Ordinance No. 2019-001 of Libon, Province of Albay, entitled: An Ordinance enacting the health, sanitization and emergency response code of the Municipality of Libon;

2. Resolution declaring the Appropriation No.003 s. 2018 (Supplemental Budget No.3, CY 2018) of the Municipality of Polangui, Province of Albay Operative in its entirety subject to some conditions;

3. Resolution declaring the Appropriation No.002-2019 (Supplemental Budget No.1, CY 2019) of the City of Tabaco, Province of Albay Operative in its entirety subject to some conditions;

4. Resolution Authorizing Hon. Al Francis C. Bichara, Governor, Province of Albay, to enter into and sign the Memorandum of agreement (MOA) by and between the Provincial Government of Albay (LGY-Albay) and the Local Government of Oas (LGU-Oas), relative to the implementation of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS).

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