ROLE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF KALINGA
Filed Under: Opinion, Politics | Posted: 11/03/2007 at 7:13PM
Comments | Region: Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Kalinga shall be one that is of the people, by the
people and for the people. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s role is to enact resolutions, ordinances or local laws that will contribute to the fulfillment of our dreams and aspirations. There should be collectivity, cooperation and consultation among our people. Our goal is to maintain a healthy relationship with our political leaders led by the Honorable Governor Floydelia R. Diasen. We shall therefore, maintain a firm and unswerving unity with the leaders of our provincial government. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan shall do and continue to harness in the collective governance of our province.
“For participative and responsive legislation in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan demands the unity of opposing views and we believe that such level of unity can be better achieved if there is an effective constructive fiscalization.”
One of the most important aspects of governance is to create the environment of which people empowerment can be realized. Section 50 (b) (1) of the Local Government Code of 1991 provides for the organization or reorganization of the Sanggunian and the election of its officers as well as the creation of standing committees. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan is headed by Hon. Jocel C. Baac, our Vice Governor and Presiding Officer.
For the month of July 2007, there are 50 resolutions passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. To start with, “Resolution No. 136, “Authorizing the enactment of an Appropriation Ordinance realigning the listed projects in the amount of P100,000.00 under the 20% EDF for CY 2007 Budget of the Provincial Government of Kalinga.” (Hon. Martin L. Polittud)
Resolution No. 137, “Resolution recognizing Hester Mana Umayam for winning the research on Ethno-Mathematics during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held at Albuquerque, New Mexico last May 13, 2007 with her piece “woven fabric of the indigenous Kalinga.” Her exemplary accomplishment had made a veritable prestige and great honor not only to herself, family, the school she belongs and the province of Kalinga but to the Republic of the Philippines as well.