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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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.


After months of rigorous preparation, the City of Tagbilaran warmly welcomed the DILG National Validation team led by Ms. Reina Quilas and the SGLG national validators from Region VIII at the Sandugo Session Hall on August 17, 2017. City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II and City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso led the City Government of Tagbilaran in ensuring all the documents were submitted for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment and answered the interview questions from the National Validators with the assistance of City DILG Officer Mardonio Roxas and USAID – SURGE Coordinator Rosalinda Paredes.
The SGLG, the highest award and the mother of all awards conferred to LGUs by DILG. The SGLG is a recognition of good performance of provincial, city and municipal governments, not only on financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order; and Environmental Management.

13th SP Goes Paperless!

After several months of planning and ensuring all the necessary equipment are in place, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod was finally able to conduct their first paperless regular session.
Although some legislators were quite unfamiliar yet with the paperless technology, most of them enjoyed the sense of novelty of going into the regular session sans the numerous folders and papers.
It is hoped that through the paperless session, the 13th SP will be able to improve productivity and teamwork because multiple people can work on documents at the same time. Through this paperless innovation, electronic documents will be instantly available everyone who needs them.
The SP also hopes that it will also cut costs especially in the use of office paper and the cost of inks, toners, and photocopiers and help contribute to environment-friendly measures.


As the first semester of the year 2017 comes to a close, the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod city officials and employees led by Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso, conducted their mid-year assessment and team building at the East Coast White Sand Resort, Anda on July 27-28, 2017.

The Mid-year assessment program includes the performance measurement of the first semester of 2017, regular performance feedback of each individual employee, employee recognition for their contribution to SP’s targets, documentation of each employee’s progress, and goal setting for second semester of 2017 based on the lessons learned from the first semester.

After the mid-year assessment, City DILG Officer Mardonio Roxas opened the team building activities with an informative discussion on Conflict Management. The group also took the opportunity to air out their individual concerns which they deem necessary to help improve the productivity in the work area and expressed their creativity through team building activities. The scenic view of the East Coast White Sand Resort provided a great venue to helped the employees take a break from their work mind-set and focused on rebuilding their team, motivate the staff and employees and encourage them to do better to contribute to the common goals of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.