BUGUIAS, Benguet – Newly elected president Ronald C. Kimakim of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Benguet chapter assured the people of the province that the organization of local legislators will be more transparent, consultative in the implementation of its programs, projects and activities and working for the benefit of the greater majority of the province’s constituents.
Kimakim, who will be sitting as an ex-officio member of the provincial board, pointed out the need to further capacitate local legislators for them to facilitate the crafting of quality legislations which will benefit their respective constituents.
He claimed that the group will be initiating more capability-building training to sustain the continuing learning of local legislators to improve the quality of legislations they file for the benefit of their respective constituents, especially in the grant of any assistance from local governments.
The PCL–Benguet official stipulated that the 13 municipalities are duly represented in the board that is why the group’s position on issues and concerns in the local, regional and national levels will pass through the needed consultations for the organization to formulate its own position on matters of public concern so that the voice of the people on the ground will be properly ventilated.
Kimakim is serving his third term as a member of the Buguias municipal council and will be sitting as a mandatory ex-officio member of the Benguet provincial board.
According to him, the various local legislative bodies in the different municipalities will be allies of the present administration working for programs, projects and activities to be supported by the appropriate legislation to be enacted to allow the cascading of these to the people on the ground.
Kimakim revealed that concerned sectors in the province and the municipalities will be given the chance to ventilate their issues and concerns on certain equally important local, regional and national programs so that their inputs can contextualize these once implemented by the various government agencies that had been tasked to do so.
Kimakim also emphasized that the organization will also look into the welfare of its members through various forms of assistance that will allow them to hurdle the challenges of their career in public service, aside from the fact that the organization will be providing the needed aid to their respective constituents.
He asserted the need to strike a balance between the needs of the local legislators and the needs of their respective constituents for them to be able to sustain the delivery of quality services and the enactment of the appropriate legislations that conform with the present need of the times, especially with the advancement of information and communication technology.