ArchivesSeptember 2010Guihulngan dads to keep posts

Guihulngan dads to keep posts

-

- Advertisment -spot_img

The town of Guihulngan, whose cityhood was voided by the Supreme Court, may keep its 9th and 10th Council members.

Paulo Edison Dela Rita Sr. (LP) and Angelito Pique (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) were elected 9th and 10th councilors of Guihulngan , respectively, in the May 2010 elections.{{more}}

At that time, Guihulngan was still a City and required 10 councilors. Last month, the Supreme Court voided the cityhood status of 16 localities on the ground that they failed to meet the requirements stipulated under the Local Government Code of the Philippines.

As a municipality, Guihulngan would only require eight elected members of the Municipal Council. Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, however, said the 9th and 10th councilors of Guihulngan, as well as of the 15 other towns which have similarly been downgraded from cityhood status, may not resign.

“They should not resign. When they were elected (during the May 10 elections), there was the presumption of regularity on their elections,” Robredo said in a speech in Tacloban City last week.

Aside from having fewer legislators, the downgraded cities will also have a lesser share of their internal revenue allotments.

Guihulngan stands to lose at least P50 million annually in IRA shares after they reverted to towns.

Robredo said the Department of Budget and Management should come up with a mechanism that would help these areas to tide them over during the transition from being a city back to a municipality.

Latest news

Gov. Sagarbarria lifts pork ban

    Negros Oriental Gov. Chaco Sagarbarria has issued Executive Order No. 10 allowing the transport and movement of live hogs,...

Ipe to connect Pantawan 1 and 2

    Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has announced plans to construct “shoreline protection” from Pantawan 1 to Pantawan 2 this...

The ASF dilemma

    Pork lovers may soon get their meat at lower prices after the Provincial government allowed the entry of hogs...

PPI News Commons elects officers; sets funding plans

    CATBALOGAN CITY -- The board of directors of the Philippine Press Institute News Commons met recently to address key...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Tourism roadshow goes to Bayawan

  Bayawanons were treated to a night of cultural heritage and excitement when the Negros Oriental: Garbo sa Kabisay-an Tourism...

NOHRRA to help farmers grow specialty coffee

    The Negros Oriental Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants Association is helping local farmers produce and market specialty coffee. NOHRRA President Royani...

Must read

Gov. Sagarbarria lifts pork ban

    Negros Oriental Gov. Chaco Sagarbarria has issued Executive Order...

Ipe to connect Pantawan 1 and 2

    Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has announced plans to...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you