City legal okays Mexico’s donation of 2 sonograms

THE CITY Legal Office (CLO) has endorsed a deed of usufruct between the cities of Davao and Mexico for the donation of portable sonograms.

Atty. Oscar Mata, in Legal Opinion No. 576, series of 2017, forwarded to the office of assistant city administrator Tristan Dwight Domingo a copy of the deed of usufruct between the two governments.

The legal opinion was dated Oct. 30, with a copy received by the City Council on Nov. 2.

Both parties, the Federal Republic of Mexico and Davao City would need to sign the document for the latter to receive two sets of S6 Portable Sonography Systems.

The equipment would be used for field abdominal and transvaginal examinations.

Part of the donation is a full set of bipolar plasma resection and coagulation system for laparoscopic surgery.

Mata said the office recommended the City Council to approve the item.

“It is respectfully recommended that the same be considered and signed by the City Mayor, after the Sangguniang Panlungsod shall have issued a legislative authority,” Mata said.

The proposed deed asks Mayor Duterte to sign a deed on behalf of the city in a deed of usufruct with the Mexican Embassy, represented by Ambassador Gerardo Lozano Arredondo.

The deed would formally transfer ownership of two sonographs to the city for a period of 15 years, with the item to be exclusively used for the public. The item has been forwarded to the city council’s committee on rules and privileges, with the legislative body passing the item on first reading during Tuesday’s regular session.

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