OLONGAPO CITY COUNCIL: END TERM REPORT
With City Councilors Gina Perez, Rodel Cerezo, Edwin Piano, Jhong Cortez, Ellen Dabu, SK Pres. Cheenee Hoya, JC Gordon delos Reyes, Elmo Aquino and ABC Pres. Audie Sundiam Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo led the End of Term Ceremonies of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) at the FMA Hall of the Olongapo City Hall on June 29, 2010.
At the 2007-2010 Sangguniang Panlungsod Accomplishment Report, VM Cajudo discussed in detail the harmonious working relationship between the Sanggunian and Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. as the chief executive of Olongapo. ‘’Fighting for Excellence… the City’s battle cry… embodies the aim shared by the Local Chief Executive and the Members of the City Council anchored by the principle that good local governance focuses mainly on its internal functional systems and processes backed by responsive local legislations towards the strengthening of local autonomy. This redounds to an actively working Sangguniang Panlungsod as a partner in promoting innovations and excellence in governance.’’
VM Cajudo has announced with great pride the local laws passed by the SP in the last three (3) years of service to the people of Olongapo, ‘’From 2007 up to present, the continued endeavor of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Olongapo is manifested in the much commendable legislation approved for general welfare and for swift and efficient delivery of service.’’
From July 2007 to June 2010, the SP has passed 178 ordinances and 585 resolutions including what is referred to as ‘landmark measures’ like Code of General Ordinances, Environmental and Sanitation, Investment and Reproductive Health Care Codes and the Basic Emergency Obstetric at Newborn Care Ordinance.
VM Cajudo added that in three (3) years, they have produced and assembled equipment necessary for SP’s more functional and effective operations, ‘’The SP is also equipped with facilities suited for its operations, a well maintained session hall complete with two kinds of recording devices (taped recording and digitized, computerized total sound recording program, eight (8) computer units, three internet connections, fire-proof filing cabinets, as well as glass cabinets.’’
With the advancement of technology, the SP has also made dissemination of information fast and accessible to everyone through its website www.sangunian.com where ordinances and resolutions are readily available. VM Cajudo proudly said that apart from ‘hard copies’ or exact paper document, the office also have ‘soft copies’ or digital computer files on their computer system.
All resolutions passed by the SP can easily be located viathe Legislative Management Information System (LEGMIS), ‘’Through the LEGMIS, the ordinances, resolutions and other measures are being codified and stored, which allows the end-user to find/browse/view the exact document and access or print what is needed in just few clicks of the fimger in less than a minute,’’ dagdag pa ni VM Cajudo.
Also highlighted at the presentation was the recognition given to the Olongapo City SP being the “Best Sangguniang Panlungsod for Region 3” and, later on, placing 2nd Place in the national level.
‘’The reputation of being one of the country’s Most Competitive Cities was borne out not by chance or accident but because of the teamwork and cohesiveness of the city’s two (2) prime policy making bodies, the Executive body and the Legislative body, working in the same vision, mission and objectives. Fighting for Excellence,’’ concluded VM Cajudo.