THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN UPDATES Posted on February 10, 2015

The Sangguniang Bayan of Urbiztondo, is under the leadership of Municipal Vice Mayor and SB Presiding Officer, Honorable Rayes P. Frias. In its spirited legislative efforts and in support to the executive branch of our Local Government headed by the young and dynamic Municipal Mayor, Honorable Martin Raul S. Sison II, it is pleased to inform our Kababayans of the following legislative updates.

  1. The Sangguniang Bayan members of Urbiztondo were delighted to welcome their new colleague, Honorable Councilor Pepito N. Calugay. Coun. Calugay was a member of sangguniang barangay of Brgy. Dalanguiring before his appointment in the Municipal Council. He was nominated by his political party and was subsequently appointed by Hon. Amado T. Espino, Jr., Governor, Province of Pangasinan effective December 2, 2014 to fill up the vacancy due to succession.
  2. The Municipal Government will implement a new rate of local taxes through Municipal Ordinance No. 2 – 2014, An Ordinance Enacting the Revised Municipal Revenue Code of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan for 2014”, also known as the Revenue Code of the Municipality of Urbiztondo, Province of Pangasinan. The said ordinance was introduced by Coun. Volter D. Balolong and was approved and adopted by the Sangguniang Bayan on their 7th Special Session held December 12, 2014. It was forwarded to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on December 18, 2014 for review. The old revenue code was enacted 10 years ago and it’s about time to adjust the old rates so as to suit to the present economic agenda of the municipality. The new code was a concerted effort of all the municipal officials to crop up with the new tax rates in consideration of the financial capacity of the marginal sectors.
  3. Two important resolutions were passed by the Sangguniang Bayan during the 2nd Regular Session held last January 19, 2015. They are as follows:
a. Resolution No. 1 – 2015
A Resolution Authorizing the Honorable Mayor to Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCD)”.

RA 8980 defines ECCD as full range of health, nutrition, early education and social service programs that provide the holistic needs of children 0-6 years old. Its goal is to promote the rights of children and ensure development of their full potentials.

Hon. Martin Raul S. Sison, II, Municipal Mayor of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan will try to request the ECCD Council that Urbiztondo be one of the beneficiaries of the ECCD program. If the said request would be granted, Urbiztondo will be a recipient of a project to be funded by the ECCD Council. The project is the construction and establishment of National Child Development Center (NCDC).

b. Resolution 2 – 2015
A Resolution Institutionalizing the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in the Municipality of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan”.

Republic Act No. 8759 of 1999 was enacted to institutionalize and expand employment opportunities and services through the establishment, operation and maintenance of a Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in all provinces, key cities, municipalities and other strategic areas throughout the country.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Urbiztondo has been maintaining its Economic Development Fund (EDF) that includes appropriation for training, livelihood and employment programs supposedly under the supervision of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). However, there was no designated PESO Manager in the municipality. To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of public services in the municipality, a resolution was passed to establish a Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and to appoint/designate a PESO Manager to carry out the core functions of the PESO as mandated by R.A. 8759.

Updated by: Engr. Arnel C. Rufo
Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan