LGU operations, tourism top Bukidnon SP legislations in 2012

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 December)– Legislations concerning operations of local government units and tourism topped the list of resolutions and ordinances the Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) tackled in 2012, the accomplishment report submitted by SP secretary Apollo A. Maguale showed.

Based on the tabulation by MindaNews of the report, of the 111 resolutions and 30 ordinances, the theme of 50 ordinances and resolutions were on local government unit operations or governance and 20 touched on “tourism” and related topics.

Seventeen resolutions and ordinances were related to the environment, 16 on safety, 15 on transportation, 12 on health, nine on education, and five on business.

The provincial board also passed three legislations each under indigenous peoples, housing, agriculture, and ICT (information communication technology).

The board also passed two legislations each related to peace and order, electric power, and sports.

At the bottom of the tabulation is a legislation each that touched directly on social services and agrarian reform.

The provincial board secretariat also reported that they were able to translate to Cebuano 48 of the 111 resolutions and 20 of the 30 ordinances approved this year.

In terms of attendance, only one board member, majority floor leader Nemesio Beltran Jr., is present in all of the 46 regular sessions and one special session this year.

Board member Ranulfo Pepito of Valencia City came next with 45 appearances and Jay Albarece (1st District), Manual Dinlayan (2nd District) and Alfeo Baguio (3rd District), all attending 44 sessions.

Board member Roelito Gawilan, representing the Federation of the Association of Barangay Captains, only attended 30 of the 47 sessions. According to the secretariat, he was “on official business or on travel” 13 times and was “on leave” four times.

Board member Renato C. Centillas of the 2nd district attended 36 regular sessions. The secretariat cited four “official business/ on travel” and seven “on leave” for his absences. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)