The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod held joint session with Brgy. Cabawan Council

The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod held its second out-of-city-hall-session today at Barangay Cabawan. The last regular session for the Month of November was conducted jointly with the barangay session of the Sangguniang Barangay of Cabawan. Present during the session were the members of the City Council led by City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso, and the Members of the Sangguniang Barangay of Cabawan headed by Barangay Captain Luis Coto.
These out-of-city-hall sessions, spearheaded by the Office of the City Vice Mayor, provide barangay constituents the opportunity to air out out issues and concerns in their area. The City Council intends to engage barangay residents in policy formulation in order to effectively thresh out and address these problems
To aid the barangay in the perfomance of their legislative functions, City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso handed overKagawads financial assistance in the amount of P75,000.00. This amount is intended to strengthen the legislative capabilities of the barangay council, especially in the areas of research and data gathering for the effective formulation and implementation of barangay measures.

13th SP Holds Joint session with 7th SB of Bool

The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Tagbilaran held a joint session with the 7th Sangguniang Barangay of Bool today, November 17, 2017. It was the first out-of-city-hall session conducted by the 13th SP. City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso, together with Bool Barangay Captain Nestor Mendez, presided over the joint session. Also present were SP Members Adam Relson Jala, Joseph Bompat, Philipp Besas, Agustinus Gonzaga, Jonas Cacho, Dulce Amelia Glovasa, Vicente Polinar and Eliezer Borja and Bool SB officials Alfredo Angalot, Raul Bugash, Nino Pilayre, Manolito Maestrado, Joel Ibao and Marcial
Among the issues discussed were:
1. The unwarranted release of a marine vessel which ran aground and caused damage to the Bool fish sanctuary;
2. Issues on the management of the sanctuary including allegations that city-paid personnel detailed as sanctuary caretakers are violators and poachers of the said sanctuary;
3. Legitimacy of the operation of the Bool junction fish and vegetable market in Barangay Bool;
4. Unpaved road intersections by contractors which jeopardizes the safety of pedestrians;
5. The need to construct appropriate drainage system along CPG East Avenue;
6. The need to install traffic lights and assign traffic management personnel at the intersection of Bool junction;
7. Letter from DPWH urging the Barangay to dismantle illegal commercial advertisement materials including CDRRMC’s LED monitor at the vicinity of Bool junction and Englewood;
8. The indiscriminate discharge of household effluents from residences of Habitat Village into a sinkhole in Sitio Cambigcong, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Baclayon.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod referred to the proper committees the issues and concerns raised by the barangay leaders of Bool for study and appropriate action. The members of the City Council have committed to promptly resolve their concerns.
City Vice Mayor Veloso handed over financial assistance in the amount of P75,000.00 during his Presiding Officer’s Time. The amount is intended to strengthen the legislative capabilities of the Sangguniang Barangay.
Another joint session with the Sangguniang Barangay of Cabawan will be held next Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Barangay Hall of Cabawan. Vice Mayor Veloso has initiated the conduct of these joint sessions with the different barangays in the city to engage constituents in policy formulation. These out-of-city-hall sessions provide a venue for barangays to air out their issues and concern, and allow the Sangguniang Panlungsod to effectively address these problems through proper legislative actions.

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 1.46B 2018 City Budget

The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved on second and final reading the Annual Budget for Calendar Year 2018 of the City of Tagbilaran during its out-of-City Hall session today, November 17 at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Boo.The SP Members conducted their session jointly with the Sangguniang Barangay of Bool. The annual budgets for both the general fund and operation of the economic enterprise of the city amounted to One Billion Forty-Six Million Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Seven (PhP 1, 046, 003, 157.00).
The budget listed the following priority projects for 2018:
1. Concreting of roads;
2. Installation of additional street lighting facilities;
3. Construction of the Tagbilaran City College;
4. Construction of the Paglaum Center;
5. Construction of the New City Engineering Office;
6. Landscaping of the City Hall;
7. Renovation of Manga Market;
8. Rehabilitation of pumphouses, pumping stations and distribution lines;
9. Purchase of additional CCTV cameras;
10. Purchase of ambulance.