Dads approve 742 measures

MORE than 900 proposed measures were filed before the City Council during the last half of 2017, according to the report of the legislative body’s archives division.

Based on the semi-annual performance report prepared by Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary Charito Santos, members of the 17th City Council approved a total of 742 proposed ordinances and resolutions in the period of July to December 2017, where a total of 919 measures were filed.

Councilor Edgar Ibuyan Jr. filed the most number of proposed measures with 252 (245 resolutions and seven ordinances).

Councilor Pilar Braga followed with 146 (120 resolutions and 26 ordinances). Then councilor, and now Vice Mayor, Bernard Al-ag ranked third with 118 (82 resolutions and 36 ordinances).

Other councilors who filed more than 50 measures include Councilors Danilo Dayanghirang (61 measures – 55 resolutions and six ordinances) and April Marie Dayap (57 measures – 34 resolutions and 23 ordinances).

Dayap also co-sponsored the most proposals with 790.

The records revealed that Councilor January Duterte, the sectoral representative of the Association of Barangay Captain, filed neither ordinance nor resolution. She only co-sponsored three ordinances.

Other councilors who filed less than 10 proposals include Antoinette Principe-Castrodes, Leah Librado-Yap, and Dante Apostol (each filed only one resolution); Halila Sudagar (one resolution, one ordinance); Joanne Bonguyan-Quilos (one resolution, two ordinances); Cherry Ann Bonguyan (three resolutions, one ordinance); Mary Joselle Villafuerte (four resolutions, one ordinance); Al Ryan Alejandre (six resolutions, one ordinance); Rene Elias Lopez (six resolutions, two ordinances); and Marissa Salvador-Abella (five resolutions, three ordinances).

The committee on finance, ways and means, and appropriation, chaired by Dayanghirang, was the busiest, handling 47 measures, during the period.

There were 760 resolutions filed during the six-month period. The councilors approved a total of 609 resolutions.

Meanwhile, there were 159 ordinances filed during the same period. The legislators approved 133 proposals.

Of the 609 approved resolutions, 411 were presented during suspended rules with two corollary resolutions and two privileged motions. Only 194 resolutions underwent committee hearings.

Based on the classification of the resolutions, 365 are under general administration, 37 are social and 207 are miscellaneous.

Of the 133 passed ordinances, 82 were presented under the suspended rules while only 51 underwent committee hearings.

On the classification of ordinances, 96 are under general administration, 29 for social and eight are for miscellaneous.

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