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VG Lagman hails board members

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel Grex Lagman has lauded the board members of the province for their important role in enacting local legislations.

“Thank you to all the honorable Board Members (BMs) of Albay for your important work as local legislators,” said Lagman.

“For analogy, especially for students of political science and public administration, the Sanggunian Panlalawigan ng Albay (SPA) is like the state legislatures in the United States,” he said.

Lagman also explained that board members are like state senators in US.

“Each of our country’s 81 provinces has their own sanggunians just like all 50 U.S. states have their own respective state legislatures. The BMs are like state senators. And just like in our provincial sanggunians where Vice-Governors preside, it’s the American Lieutenant-Governors also preside in all the U.S. state houses,” he said.

The Vice Governor also shared that the SP started the deliberations for the annual budget of Albay for 2023.

“Just like Congress (the House of Representatives) holds the power of the purse, our provincial sanggunians also have this power. This is a very important function of local governance because mandates are eventually funded. The SPA hopes that the final version of Albay’s budget is truly reflective of the needs and aspirations of our Albayano constituents,” he said.

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