San Fernando 5th city council bares accomplishments

The City Council here headed by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin bared Monday their accomplishments to Fernandinos at Heroes Hall.

With an aim to provide transparent governance to Fernandinos, the Fifth City Council here laid out their accomplished and implemented ordinances and resolutions of the council's respective committees for the year 2013 to 2015.

"People deserve to know what are our programs and projects are because they are the reasons why we are here," Lazatin said.

During the second half of 2013, the council has already approved 14 ordinances including the Helmet Law and the amendment of The Outstanding Fernandino Award from a yearly event to every three years instead.

The council also certified 116 resolutions including providing financial assistance to the victims of Typhoon "Yolanda" in the cities of Tacloban, Ormoc and Boronggan.

In their second year, the Sangguniang Panglungsod certified 28 ordinances like the banning of carbonated drinks and junk foods from pre-school to high school around the city as well as the use of plastic and polystyrene in any food products.

Some 162 ordinances were also ratified during 2014 which includes the declaration of Honolulu City, Hawaii as a sister city of San Fernando and its mayor Kirk Caldwell and Julius Torres, Consul General of the Philippines to Hawaii as the city's adoptive sons.

In the year 2015, there were 24 ordinances implemented like the motorcycle and bicycle lane and the poverty alleviation ordinance of the city which is a pioneering law in the country.

The council has also sponsored 155 resolutions including the implementation of the Bottom-up Budgeting program to provide infrastructure support to agriculture and fishery production and development among others.

Aside from these, the city legislators also shared some of their personal projects in line with their duty to serve Fernandinos.

Meanwhile, Lazatin, who is running unopposed, clarified that the program is not part of the administration's campaign for the forthcoming elections.

"Hindi natin masasabi na kampanya ito dahil lahat ito natapos at naipapatupad na natin," Lazatin said.

Present during the program were Councilors Jack Calimlim, BJ Lagman, Nelson Lingat, Harvey Quiwa and Noel Tulabut and was witnessed by officials from the 35 barangays in this city.

Source: Sun Star

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