12TH Sangguniang Panlungsod, Presiding Officer, City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso anticipates its first joint session with the Sangguniang Barangay of Mansasa this coming October 2. Several members of the Office of the Vice Mayor and Sangguniang Panlungsod staff had been deployed to help the Sangguniang Baranagy of Mansasa in the preparation of the upcoming joint legislative session.
Punong Barangay Manolo P. Blanco of Mansasa, looks forward to the joint session as well and is eager to present all the issues and concerns of their barangay. Blanco is hopeful that through this joint session, the City Government through the Sangguniang Panlungsod can provide solutions to the problems of their barangay and guide the Sangguniang Barangay of Mansasa to the proper office/person who can help them with their issues.
Vice Mayor Veloso pushes for the conduct of joint sessions with the Sangguniang Barangays in order to get a closer view on the problems of the barangay. Most of the issues being forwarded to the Sangguniang Panlungsod have a citywide level impact, but Vice Mayor Veloso acknowledges that behind this citywide issue, the rootcause of these problems can be traced to the barangay level. Joint sessions give the Sangguniang Barangays the opportunity to express their concerns to the Sangguniang Panlungsod.