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Bulacan 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, pushes for more significant ordinances
By: PPAO
Wednesday, 03 July 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS – Almost 1000 resolutions had been filed by the 7th Sangguniang Panlalwigan (SP) of Bulacan as reported by Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando during the inaugural session of the 8th SP at the Bulwagang Senador Benigno S. Aquino Jr., Capitol Building, in this city.

He said that as they open the new council, they are aiming to continue the excellent performance of the last term and to go beyond what they had achieved.

He added that they were able to approve 37 ordinances and to conduct 139 sessions which is the highest number recorded in the history of SP.

“As we bid goodbye to the 7th SP, we can say that it is one of the most historic and filled with significant accomplishments that benefited our fellow Bulakenyos. Nakapagtala tayo ng pinakamaraming pagpupulong sa kasaysayan ng SP. Nakapagpatibay din tayo ng mga ordinansang naglalayong lumutas sa mga suliranin ng mga mamamayan. Kabilang na dito ang pampublikong pagdinig at pagpupulong ng mga lupon na tumatalakay at nag-aaral ng mga nararapat na aksyon sa mga isyu na bumabalot sa lipunan,” said Fernando.

The vice governor also cited some significant ordinances such as the Tricycle Code, Tourism Code, Gender and Development Code, Health and Sanitation Code, plastic ban and others.

He added that First District Board Member Michael Fermin was appointed as the Senior Board Member and the Majority Floor Leader, while Fourth District Board Member Allan Ray Baluyut was selected as the Minority Floor Leader.

Fermin, who will also again chair the committee on education, also called on his colleagues to come up with measures that will help the provincial government in its goal to make Bulacan as one of the premiere provinces in the country and the engine of growth in Central Luzon.

Second District Board Member Enrique Dela Cruz Jr. reminded his fellow legislators that aside from creating ordinances, the 8th SP must monitor if the laws are being implemented.

The inaugural session became more momentous as Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado delivered his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as well as his development agenda for the next three years.

He also requested the new batch of provincial legislators to work together on issues and projects that needed legislative actions such as the construction of a port center in Hagonoy and the Bayabas Dam project in DRT.

Alvarado also told the 8th SP that he need their help in calling the attention of Congress to approve the creation of National Dam Safety Board, a vital bill passed last year and will be re-filed by his wife 1st District Rep. Ma. Victoria R. Sy-Alvarado.

He also announced that he is urging the national government for the reactivation of the Pampanga River Control System to address the perennial floodings in Central Luzon.

“Sa inyo nakasalalay ang tagumpay ng ating lalawigan. Marami pa ang isyu na dapat nating tugunan at kailangan nating piliin kung ano ang mas higit na kailangan. Sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan, magagawa nating maitaas ang dakilang lalawigan tungo sa pedestal ng kaunlaran,” the governor said. ###


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