After several months of review and deliberations, the Sangguniang Bayan of Flora finally approved and adopted the Revised Municipal Code of General Ordinances during its regular session on Monday Feb. 27.
Three other resolutions were adopted by the local legislative body on that day bringing a total of 16 resolutions passed so far in 2017.
SB approved a resolution adopting the LGU multi-sectoral recovery project dubbed “PANAGBALBALIW”, that aims to rehabilitate former illegal drug users who surrendered to police authorities following the implementation of Oplan Tokhang.
Also adopted was a resolution organizing the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB), which according to IPMR Richard De San Jose said there is a need to appoint chairman and members with strong convictions to make this workable.
A resolution requesting sports equipment from Senator Manny Pacquaio for the use of would be boxers from the schools was also adopted.
The IPMR proposed that funds for boxing trainers should also be considered.
The list of the other 12 resolutions passed by the local legislature in 2017 are itemized in this page.
SB presiding officer and Vice Mayor Jessica De San Jose said public hearing will be held to a later date since they will still have to approve for the adoption of the Child and Youth Welfare Code that is pending for further review.
The general code of ordinance contains all rules and regulations, ordinances and such other laws governing the municipality of Flora.
It was last codified in 2004 and was adopted in 2005. Thus, the revised Code now included all ordinances that were adopted by the SB and signed by the Local Chief Executive since 2006 to 2016.
Significant features in the revised Code are the increase of penalties against violators on most of all the provisions.
One such provision of great interest is Section 75 of Article B Chapter V of the Code states that “all types of vehicles are prohibited to park along roads within the municipality.”
First offense for violators is reprimand/warning and the second offense had been increased from the old penalty of P500 to P1,500 and third offense from the old P1,500 to P2,500.
Another important provision, is the prohibition of all forms of gambling including jueteng, tupada, tong-it and cara y cruz.
The new penalties for a viewer only or ordinary citizen is P1,000 while penalties for peace officer/employee and public official is P2,000 and house owner/operator is P2,500.
Licensed cockfighting is allowed.
Smoking is prohibited within an enclosed public building or office and while riding inside any public mode of transport with a penalty up to P2,500 against violators.
Buying and selling of liquors during curfew hours (10pm-4am) is strictly enforced. Stores or business establishments violating this provision will be fined P2,500 and their licensed would be cancelled.
A new provision is to mandate all business establishments to enroll their employees with PHILHEALTH.
It also requires all marriage license applicants to plant at least five fruit bearing trees within their yards or to any area designated by the barangay. Copies of the revised code is still to be reproduced. KN
List of Resolutions passed and adopted by the Sangguniang Bayan in the Municipality of Flora, Apayao during the month of January-February 2017.
Res. # 01 — authorize the Local Chief Executive Hon. Rodolfo B. Juan to enter into MOA with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-Northern Luzon Region (HLURB-NLR) relative to the Updating of Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the Municipality of Flora. (Jan. 10, 2017)
Res. # 02 — authorizing the Local Chief Executive Hon. Rodolfo B. Juan to enter into MOA with the Department of Health (DOH) thru the Regional Director Lakshmi I. Legaspi, MD.RN, MAN, DOH Cordillera Autonomous Region Office. (Jan. 10, 2017)
Res.# 03 — request fund from the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) for the construction of a small slaughter house in the municipality of Flora. (Jan. 10, 2017)
Res. # 04— request fund from Hon. Senator Emmanual “Manny” Pacquiao for the improvement of Dr. Efren U. De San Jose Memorial Sports Center. (Jan. 16, 2017)
Res. # 05 — request fund from Hon. Governor Elias C. Bulut Jr. for the construction of a Transport Terminal at Poblacion East. (Jan. 16, 2017)
Res. # 06 — expressing earnest intention to enter into Sisterhood with the city government of Quezon City. (Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. # 07 — requesting Hon. Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol of the Dept. of Agriculture to cause the provision of farm tractors for the Indigenous Farmers of Flora, Apayao. (Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. # 08 — enacting an ordinance requiring contractors to initiatesafety measures and provide safety gear/gadgets for all workers/laborers in the municipality of Flora. (MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 01-2017). Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. # 09 — request financial assistance to Hon. Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson for the rehabilitation/repair of various infrastructures damaged by Typhoon Lawin. (Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. #10 — request financial assistance to Hon. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III for the rehabilitation/repair of various infrastructures damaged by typhoon Lawin in Flora. (Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. # 11 — request financial assistance from Hon. Senator Cynthia Villar for the purchase of one unit plastic pulverizing machine and one unit rotating screener for Flora. (Feb. 6, 2017)
Res. # 12 — authorizing Hon. Mayor Rodolfo Juan to enter into MOA with the Rural Bank of Gattaran for the availment of Livelihood Loan Program. (Feb. 6, 2017)