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The 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagbilaran City

SP AUTHORIZES MOA WITH DPWH FOR STREETLIGHTS INSTALLATION


February 14, Tagbilaran City  — During their third regular session, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod, presided by Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “ Toto” S. Veloso, approved the resolution introduced by the Committee on Engineering and Public Works Chair Hon. Vicento Polinar. The resolution authorizes the City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) concerning the installation of modern street lightings in the strategic areas in the City of Tagbilaran.

Engr. Felito Francisco from the City Engineer’s Office joined the session and provided details regarding the 14 million street lighting project to be undertaken jointly by the City and the DPWH. DPWH shall fund the project and the City shall shoulder all the operation and maintenance related expenses. The streetlights (solar lights) shall be installed on the City’s main streets from barangay Dampas to Bool, CPG East Avenue.

Hon. Agustinus Gonzaga commended the efforts of the City Engineers Office to install lights on the said areas which is well-known to be dark and dimly lit.  He further encouraged  Engr. Francisco to  install solar road studs along Carlos P. Garcia Avenue similar to the ones installed in Ma. Clara Street going to the Tagbilaran Seaport.

In support of the DPWH and City’s efforts to ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of the city’s residents especially during night time, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod led by VM Toto unanimously approved the resolution With the installation of the streetlights, the City aims to further enhance the maintenance of peace and order in the community and security of the Tagbilaranons.

SP APPROVES SMOKE-FREE ORDINANCE


In a step to make Tagbilaran a smoke-free city, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod approved on final reading Proposed Ordinance No. 10-17 during the last legislative session for year 2017 on December 27. The anti-smoking ordinance bans smoking or vaping in public places across the city, and limits the use of cigarette including e-cigarettes and other similar devices only in designated places duly approved by the City Health Office. P.O. No. 10-17 is intended to strengthen the national government’s campaign against smoking which aims to protect public health by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and encouraging smokers to quit. Tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke have long been identified as one of the leading causes of death, disease and disability in the country.

Other prohibited acts provided for under Section 5 of P.O. No 10-17 are the following:

1. For persons-in-charge to allow, abet or tolerate smoking or vaping in places enumerated in the preceding paragraph, outside of approved Designated Smoking Area;
2. Selling or distributing tobacco products and/or ENDS to minors;
3. Purchasing tobacco products and/or ENDS to minors;
4. Ordering, instructing or compelling a minor to use, light up, buy, sell, distribute, deliver, advertise or promote tobacco products and/or ENDS;
5. Selling or distributing tobacco products and/or ENDS in a school, public playground or other facility frequented by minors, offices of the Department of Health (DOH) and attached agencies, hospitals and health facilities, or within 100 meters from any point in the perimeter of these places;28
6. Selling of tobacco products and/or ENDS within premises of a government facility;
7. Selling tobacco products and/or ENDS without a municipal permit to sell tobacco products or ENDS;
8. Selling of tobacco products and/or ENDS as individual pieces or per stick, or in tobacco product packs containing less than 20 sticks/pieces;
9. Selling tobacco products and/or ENDS removed from its original product packaging or without the proper government-regulated and approved health warning;
10. Selling tobacco products and/or ENDS by ambulant or street vendors, including other mobile or temporary stalls, kiosks, stations or units;
11. Selling or distributing of sweets, snacks, toys or any other objects in the form of tobacco products which may appeal to minors29;
12. Placing cinema or outdoor advertisements of tobacco products and/or ENDS;
13. Placing, posting, displaying or distributing advertisement and promotional materials of tobacco products or ENDS, such as but not limited to leaflets, posters, display structures and other materials within an establishment when such establishment or its location is prohibited from selling tobacco products and/or ENDS;
14. Placing, posting, displaying or distributing advertisement and promotional materials of tobacco products or ENDS, such as but not limited to leaflets, posters, display structures and other materials that show a tobacco/ENDS brand’s name (including company name), logo or indicia, such as in a point- of- sale establishment, where minors are allowed entry;
15. Conducting promotional activities, campaigns, events, product sampling, and the like, where the establishments or its location is prohibited from selling or unauthorized to sell tobacco products and/ or ENDS, and/ or where minors are allowed entry;
16. Openly displaying and placing tobacco products and/ or ENDS in open store shelves/racks, except in enclosed, opaque and single-coloured storages/containments;
17. Facilitation, participation or partnership engaged by any government official or personnel, regardless of employment status (permanent, casual, contractual, job order, consultant or special appointment) in any form of contribution, sponsorship or corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity, event, program or project by a tobacco company, tobacco industry front groups, or any representation working to protect tobacco industry interests, executed for or within the territorial jurisdiction of the City Government of Tagbilaran, with the aim, effect or likely effect of promoting a tobacco products and/ or ENDS, its use either directly or indirectly.

P.O. No. 10-17 is sponsored by the Chairperson of the Committee on Health , Sanitation and Environmental Protection, City Councilor Eliezer Borja. It shall be submitted to the Office of the City Mayor for approval. Once approved, this smoke-free ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in newspaper of general circulation or posting in at least two (2) conspicuous places within the city.

13th SP CONDUCTS JOINT SESSION WITH BARANGAY POBLACION 1


In line with the city government’s thrust of bringing its services closer to the people, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod, led by City Vice- Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso, conducted another out-of-city-hall session today, December 15, 2017, at the Barangany Hall of Poblacion 1. The third legislative session of the City Council for the month of December was held jointly with the barangay session of the Sangguniang Pambarangay of Poblacion 1. Barangay Captain Arlene P. Karaan, together with the Barangay Kagawads, welcomed the presence of the City Councilors and took the opportunity to raise their issues and concerns.

Also in attendance were key City department heads who were invited to shed light on the issues presented. Among those that were discussed were the rehabilitation of roads, and the actions taken on the sinkhole along A.M. Torralba St. Engr. Noel Datahan from the City Egineering Office assured the barangay leaders that plans are underway for the repair of the roads within Poblacion I. An update on the status of the sinkhole was presented by CDRRMO Gerard Lavadia. The Sangguniang Panlungsod committed to continue to resolve these issues, as well as to expedite other requests for assistance from Poblacion 1.

To aid the barangay in the perfomance of their legislative functions, City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso handed over financial assistance in the amount of P75,000.00 to Punong Barangay Arlene Karaan. 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.

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 Capaya.do.
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.

13th SP Approve a Resolution that grants the Use and Maintenance of Police Coastal Craft


During today’s regular session of the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod, Presiding Officer Jose Antonio Veloso acknowledged the presence of Police Senior Inspector Arnel C. Anino of the 703rd Maritime Police Station. PSInsp Anino thanked the members of the 13th SP for approving the resolution sponsored by Hon. Dulce Chatto Glovasa which granted authority to the City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the PNP-Regional Maritime Unit 7, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 7, DENR Region 7, Provincial Government of Bohol and Bohol Bankers Association, Inc. for the use and maintenance of Police Coastal craft. The police coastal craft shall be used as surveillance boat, patrol boat, rescue boat and for other official functions of the PNP-Maritime Group within the marine waters of Region 7, particularly within the marine waters of Bohol Province.

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13th SP PASSES RESOLUTION ENDORSING NEW PROPOSED ROAD AND TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG J.A. CLARIN & CALCETA ROADS


The 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod passes Resolution No. 17-152 series of 2017 “ENDORSING TO THE PROVINCIAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS THE PROPOSED ROAD AND TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG J.A. CLARIN AND CALCET A ROADS FOR STUDY AND FUNDING” last September 8, 2017 during its regular session. Alfonso Damalerio II presented the proposed project to the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod during the executive session.

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New Tagbilaran City Police Station


City Mayor John Geesnell ” Baba Yap together with the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsud and City Officials led by City Vice-Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” Veloso take part of the blessing and inauguration of the new Tagbilaran City police station which is located at the back of the City Hall compound. Regional Director PRO 7 PCSUPT JOSE MARIO M. ESPINO, Provincial Director of Bohol PPO PSSUPT Felipe R. Natividad and Chief of Police in this city, PSUPT Patrico C. Degay, led the unveiling of Tagbilaran City markers and ribbon-cutting and Rev. Father Sinforiano Monton performed the blessing rites.