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DILG picks Virac SB as Outstanding Sanggunian - CT

The Sangguniang Bayan of Virac has been adjudged by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the winner of the Search for Outstanding Sanggunian for 1st to 3rd class municipalities in the province of Catanduanes.

DILG OIC-provincial director Arnel Renato Madrideo said Virac, with an overall performance rating of 94.14286, automatically qualifies for the regional evaluation. Placing second and third in the category were the municipal councils in San Andres (91.28571) and Caramoran (70.50000). For the 4th to 8th class towns, the municipal council in the town of Bato won first place and similarly qualifies for the regional evaluation.

The evaluation team focused on the effectiveness of the Legislative Agenda, the effectiveness of the Legislative Tracking System, the availability of Legislative Documents, the efficiency of the performance of the Sanggunian, and the quality of the office set-up and staff complement.

For the Legislative Agenda to be effective, it should complement the Executive Agenda; must have been developed in consultation with stakeholders; should provide legislative action on the Comprehensive Development Plan; and, promote and support provincial, regional and national priority development thrusts.

The Legislative Tracking System is effective if all ordinances and resolutions since the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991 are on file; ordinances and resolutions are indexed by subject, by sponsor and by date of approval; hard copies of ordinances and resolutions can be retrieved on inquiry within a reasonable period of time; and, they can be searched and copied or printed by staff.

On the other hand, available Legislative Documents should consist of the Journal of Sanggunian Proceedings from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006, Minutes of sessions duly signed by all members, committee reports signed by majority of the members and notices of special sessions.

The Sanggunian performance will be based on the number or ordinances and resolutions enacted with impact on local communities; number of sessions conducted with complete attendance of members; and, Internal Rules and Procedure, including organization of the SB and election of its officers, creation of standing and special committees, order and calendar of business for each session, legislative process, parliamentary procedure, and discipline of members.

The quality of office set-up and staff complement is also looked into, especially the presence of appropriate fixtures and equipment in the session hall and legislative offices for individual members, staff complement of at least one staff per member, and office for the SB secretary.

The national award, which started in 2006, seeks to accord official recognition to the Sangguniang Panglunsod and to the Sangguniang Bayan that excel in legislating laws that ultimately contribute to the attainment of desirable socio-economic and environmental management outcomes, specifically highlighting innovations and excellence in the legislative process.

Outstanding Sanggunians in Highly Urbanized Cities and Independent Component Cities, Component Cities, 1st to 3rd Class Municipalities, and 4th to 6th Class Municipalities will receive a trophy and cash award from the Philippine Councilors League while national finalists will get a plaque of commendation.

In Catanduanes, the provincial award committee is composed of Uldarico Razal Jr., chairman; PCL federation president Medin Zafe; provincial agriculturist Herbert Evangelista; PSWDO representative Rosemarie Breva; PBO representative Conrado dela Rosa, PENRO representative Vivencio Cabanayan Jr., and PHO representative Wilma de Belen.

Source: Catanduanes Tribune - 31 December 2009

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