The Committee on Rules, Ordinances, Legal Matters and Good Governance convened Thursday to review 5 newly passed barangay ordinances before they will be submitted for final approval of the City Council.
Committee Chairperson Councilor Michael Bandal presided the meeting attended by Vice-Mayor Karissa Faye Tolentino-Maxino, Councilor Lilani Ramon, Atty. Camelo D. Pidor Jr. of the City Legal Office, City Treasurer Cristina M. Merced and the 5 concerned Punong Barangays.
Four (4) of the ordinances submitted for review by Barangays Calindagan, Cantil-e, Camanjac and Cadawinonan pertain to their respective ecological solid waste management programs.
After consultation with Vice-Mayor Tolentino-Maxino and Atty Pidor, it was clarified that the city and barangays are allowed to collect fees for ecological solid waste management under the existing law on taxation.
The 5th ordinance that was reviewed will authorize the collection or charging of fees on the issuance of barangay clearance, barangay certifications, agreements and the use of barangay facilities to all residents and non-residents of Barangay Balugo.
Punong Barangays of Maria Isabel Sagarbarria of Calindagan, Virginia Alcancia of Camanjac, Jimmy Tabada of Cadawinonan, Pilardo Sarte of Cantil-e and Kagawad Jerome Dela Cruz of Balugo were present to serve as resources persons and answer the queries from the members of the Committee.