TABUK CITY, Kalinga – “Rest assured, the city council aligns its plans and programs in support to the projects of the local chief executive.”
On October 10, City Vice Mayor Dick Bal-o made this statement during the regular flag-raising ceremony of the city government.
Echoing President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s platform of unity, the city council shows itself unified with the programs and development projects of the Office of the City Mayor headed by Engr. Darwin Estrañero.
In their first 100 days as the city’s legislative body, the city council enacted 126 resolutions and eight ordinances, according to Bal-o.
A notable ordinance, he cites, was adopting the Internal Audit Charter of the City Government of Tabuk.
He stressed once more that holding public office implies public trust. The Internal Audit Services Office will therefore be responsible for ensuring that the monies allocated by the city government is aligned with the council’s vision for transparency in the city’s services.
Included among their approved ordinances were the adoption and institutionalization of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for Health System in the city; adopting the Tabuk Hymn as the official hymn of the city; ordinance on the collection of corresponding barangay clearance fees in the application for any business-related transactions; ordinance strengthening the protection of children against sexual exploitation in travel and tourism in the city; Children’s Code; ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2, series of 2010, entitled “An Ordinance Providing for Gender and Development Code of the City of Tabuk”; ordinance establishing a local policy in preventing teenage pregnancies; and, ordinance mandating all motorcycle riders to wear standard protection motorcycle helmets while driving.
“Adu dagiti ordinansa ken resolution a naputar a mangitan-tandudo ti nadumaduma a partnership tayo with the different barangays of Tabuk ken line agencies iti gobierno lokal in coordination, of course, with the Office of the City Mayor,” Bal-o said.
Among the city council’s resolutions, one was sent to the Department of Energy requesting for the investigation of KAELCO on the issue of its high electricity rates.
The city council supports the provincial government’s initiative to present solutions to the stakeholders because actions have already been taken. Bal-o encouraged the general public to participate in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Energy Summit, which is scheduled for November. By Cyrus Van Kurt Solbita