LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal council recently reorganized its twenty five standing committees in preparation with the enormous work ahead at the start of the new mandate of the members.
Vice-mayor Roderick Awingan will be chairing the Committee on Local Legislative Development and Management while serving as the presiding officer of the council.
Three-term Councilor Guiller Galwan will be chairing the committees on health; peace and order, public safety and civil defense; and disaster risk reduction and management while Councilor John Botiwey will chair the committees on agriculture; public works, project monitoring and evaluation and solid waste management.
Councilor Ted Walang will now chair the committees on public utilities; social services and education while neophyte Councilor Bartolome Baldas, Jr. was lucky to be selected as the chair of the committees on laws, rules and regulations; public market and local economic enterprise and natural resources and environmental protection.
Further, neophyte Councilor Belmer Elis will be the chairperson of the Committee on tourism and special events and external affairs and sisterhood while incumbent Liga ng mga Barangay president and Councilor Charles Canuto will chair the committees on personnel, good governance, human rights and justice, public ethics and accountability and barangay affairs.
Two-term Councilor Jayson Dangwa will now chair the committees on trade and industry, labor and livelihood and zoning, housing, urban and rural development while comebacking Councilor Henry Kipas will be chairing the committees on ways and means and oversight.
Councilor Francis Lee will serve as the chairman of the committees on finance, budget and appropriations and cooperatives, people’s organizations and non-government organizations while Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation president and incumbent Councilor Apolinario Bagano, Jr. will chair the Committee on Youth and Sports Development.
Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) and incumbent Councilor Pendon Thompson will chair the Committee on Indigenous Peoples.