MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

Welcome to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan corner!

As the legislative body of the Provincial Government of Aurora, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is here to enact ordinances and pass resolutions for the general welfare of the people of Aurora.  Together with the Local Chief Executive, our beloved Governor Gerardo A. Noveras, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan vows to serve the people of Aurora with utmost sincerity and accountability to attain the ultimate objective of a thriving, progressive, and resilient Aurora.

Mission

To establish a strong, effective, and unified Sangguniang Panlalawigan serving as partner of the Local Chief Executive in attaining the development goal of the Province.

Vision

To pursue effective local legislation that would address the popular needs and aspirations of the people and to enact measures that would facilitate the attainment of the province’s vision.


Duties and Functions

  1. VICE GOVERNOR

The vice governor shall:

(1) Be the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and sign all warrants drawn on the Provincial Treasury for all expenditures appropriated for the operation of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan;

(2) Subject to Civil Service law, rules and regulations, appoint all officials and employees of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, except those whose manner of appointment is specially provided in the Code;

(3) Assume the Office of the Governor for the unexpired term of the latter in the event of permanent vacancy as provided for in Section 44, Book I of the Code;

(4) Exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Governor in cases of temporary vacancy as provided for in Section 46, Book I of the Code; and

(5) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

  • SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN MEMBERS

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, as the legislative body of the province, shall enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of the Code and in the proper exercise of the corporate powers of the province as provided for under Section 22 of the Code, and shall:

(1) Approve ordinances and pass resolutions necessary for an efficient and effective Provincial Government and, in this connection, shall:

(i) Review all ordinances approved by the Sanggunian of component cities and municipalities and executive orders issued by the mayors of said component units to determine whether these are within the scope of the prescribed powers of the Sanggunian and of the mayor;

(ii) Maintain peace and order by enacting measures to prevent and suppress lawlessness, disorder, riot, violence, rebellion or sedition and impose penalties for the violation of said ordinances;

(iii) Approve ordinances imposing a fine not exceeding five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment not exceeding one (1) year, or both in the discretion of the court, for the violation of a provincial ordinance;

(iv) Adopt measures to protect the inhabitants of the province from harmful effects of man-made or natural disasters and calamities, and to provide relief services and assistance for victims during and in the aftermath of said disasters and calamities and their return to productive livelihood following said events;

(v) Enact ordinances intended to prevent, suppress and impose appropriate penalties for habitual drunkenness in public places, vagrancy, mendicancy, prostitution, establishment and maintenance of houses of ill repute, gambling and other prohibited games of chance, fraudulent devices and ways to obtain money or property, drug addiction, maintenance of drug dens, drug pushing, juvenile delinquency, the printing, distribution or exhibition of obscene or pornographic materials or publications, and other activities inimical to the welfare and morals of the inhabitants of the province;

(vi) Protect the environment and impose appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the environment, such as dynamite fishing and other forms of destructive fishing, illegal logging and smuggling of logs, smuggling of natural resources products and of endangered species of flora and fauna, slash and burn farming, and such other activities which result in pollution acceleration of eutrophication of rivers and lakes, or of ecological imbalance;

(vii) Subject to the provisions of the Code and pertinent laws, determine the powers and duties of officials and employees of the province;

(viii) Determine the positions and the salaries, wages, allowances and other emoluments and benefits of officials and employees paid wholly or mainly from provincial funds and provide for expenditures necessary for the proper conduct of programs, projects, services, and activities of the Provincial Government;

(ix) Authorize the payment of compensation to a qualified person not in the government service who fills up a temporary vacancy, or grant honorarium to any qualified official or employee designated to fill a temporary vacancy in a concurrent capacity, at the rate authorized by law;

(x) Provide a mechanism and the appropriate funds therefor, to ensure the safety and protection of all Provincial Government property, public documents, or records such as those relating to property inventory, land ownership, records of births, marriages, deaths, assessments, taxation, accounts, business permits, and such other records and documents of public interest in the offices and departments of the Provincial Government; and

(xi) When the finances of the Provincial Government allow, provide for additional allowances and other benefits to judges, prosecutors, public elementary and high school teachers, and other national government officials stationed or assigned to the province.

(2) Generate and maximize the use of resources and revenues for the development plans, program objectives and priorities of the province as provided for under Section 18 of the Code, with particular attention to agro-industrial development and country-wide growth and progress and relative thereto, shall:

(i) Enact the annual and supplemental appropriations of the Provincial Government and appropriate funds for specific programs, projects, services and activities of the province, or for other purposes not contrary to law, in order to promote the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants;

(ii) Subject to the provisions of Book II of this Code and applicable laws and upon the majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges, prescribing the rates thereof for general and specific purposes, and granting tax exemptions, incentives or reliefs;

(iii) Subject to the provisions of Book II of this Code and applicable laws and upon the majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, authorize the Provincial Governor to negotiate and contract loans and other forms of indebtedness;

(iv) Subject to the provisions of Book II of this Code and applicable laws and upon the majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, enact ordinances authorizing the floating of bonds or other instruments of indebtedness, for the purpose of raising funds to finance development projects;

(v) Appropriate funds for the construction and maintenance or the rental of buildings for the use of the province; and upon the majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, authorize the Provincial Governor to lease to private parties such public buildings held in a proprietary capacity, subject to existing laws, rules and regulations;

(vi) Prescribe reasonable limits and restraints on the use of property within the jurisdiction of the province;

(vii) Review the comprehensive land use plans and zoning ordinances of component cities and municipalities and adopt a comprehensive provincial land use plan, subject to existing laws; and

(viii) Adopt measures to enhance the full implementation of the national agrarian reform program in coordination with the Department of Agrarian Reform;

(3) Subject to the provisions of Book II of this Code, grant franchises, approve the issuance of permits or licenses, or enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges upon such conditions and for such purposes intended to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the province, and pursuant to this legislative authority, shall:

(i) Fix and impose reasonable fees and charges for all services rendered by the Provincial Government to private persons or entities; and

(ii) Regulate and fix the license fees for such activities as provided for under this Code.

(4) Approve ordinances which shall ensure the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities as provided for under Section 17 of this Code, and, in addition to said services and facilities, shall:

(i) Adopt measures and safeguards against pollution and for the preservation of the natural ecosystem in the province, in consonance with approved standards on human settlements and environmental sanitation;

(ii) Subject to applicable laws, facilitate or provide for the establishment and maintenance of waterworks system or district waterworks for supplying water to inhabitants of component cities and municipalities;

(iii) Subject to the availability of funds and to existing laws, rules and regulations, provide for the establishment and operation of vocational and technical schools and similar post-secondary institutions; and, with the approval of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports and subject to existing laws on tuition fees, fix reasonable tuition fees and other school charges in educational institutions supported by the Provincial Government;

(iv) Establish a scholarship fund for the poor but deserving students in schools located within its jurisdiction or for students residing within the province;

(v) Approve measures and adopt quarantine regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases within its territorial jurisdiction;

(vi) Provide for the care of paupers, the aged, the sick, persons of unsound mind, abandoned minors, abused children, disabled persons, juvenile delinquents, drug dependents, and other needy and disadvantaged persons, particularly children and youth below eighteen (18) years of age; subject to availability of funds, establish and support the operation of centers and facilities for said needy and disadvantaged persons; and facilitate efforts to promote the welfare of families below the poverty threshold, the disadvantaged, and the exploited;

(vii) Establish and provide the maintenance and improvement of jails and detention centers, institute a sound jail management program, and appropriate funds for the subsistence of detainees and convicted prisoners in the province;

(viii) Establish a provincial council whose purpose is the promotion of culture and the arts, coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations and, subject to the availability of funds, appropriate funds for the support and development of the same;

(ix) Establish a provincial council for the elderly which shall formulate policies and adopt measures mutually beneficial to the elderly and to the province; and subject to the availability of funds, appropriate funds to support programs and projects for the elderly; and provide incentives for non-governmental agencies and entities to support the programs and projects of the elderly; and

(5) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

  1. SECRETARY TO THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN

The secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan shall take charge of the office of the secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and shall:

(1) Attend meetings of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and keep a journal of its proceedings;

(2) Keep the seal of the local government unit and affix the same with his signature to all ordinances, resolutions, and other official acts of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and present the same to the presiding officer for his signature;

(3) Forward to the Governor, for approval, copies of ordinances enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and duly certified by the Presiding Officer, in the manner provided in Section 54 under Book I of the Code;

(4) Furnish, upon request of any interested party, certified copies of records of public character in his custody, upon payment to the treasurer of such fees as may be prescribed by ordinance;

(5) Record in a book kept for the purpose, all ordinances and resolutions enacted or adopted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, with the dates of passage and publication thereof;

(6) Keep his office and all non-confidential records therein open to the public during the usual business hours;

(7) Translate into the dialect used by the majority of the inhabitants all ordinances and resolutions immediately after their approval, and cause the publication of the same together with the original version in the manner provided under the Code; and

(8) Take custody of the local archives and, where applicable, the local library and annually account for the same; and

(9) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance relative to his position.


Organizational Chart


Citizen’s Charter

Frontline Services Offered to the Public

  1. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFIED COPY/IES OF RESOLUTION/S ORDINANCE (Pagbibigay ng Pinatunayang Sipi ng Kapasiyahan/Ordinansa)
  • ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION OF POSTING OF COURT ORDERS

Pagbibigay ng Katunayan ng Pagkakalathala ng Kautusan ngb Hukuman

STEPS

  1. Fill the request form properly  from the Officer of the Day. (Kumuha ng Request Form sa Officer of the Day at punan nang may kaayusan ang mga patlang ayon sa dokumentong kailangan.)
  2. Submit to the Records Officer for evaluation/processing. (Ipasa ang naturang pormas sa Records Officer para sa pagsusuri at pagproseso ng inyong kahilingan.)
  3. Upon the recommendation of the Records Officer,pay the required fees at the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO). (Batay sa rekomendasyon ng Records officer, bayaran ang kaukulang bayarin sa Tanggapan ng Panlalawigang Ingat-Yaman.)
  4. Present the official receipt to the Records Officer for the release of the requested document. (Ipakita sa Records Officer ang resibvo ng pinagbayaran para sa release ng kailangang dokumento.)
  • RECEIVING OF RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCE FOR SP REVIEW (Pagsusumite ng mga Kapasiyahan/Ordinansa para sa pagsusuri ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan)

STEPS

  1. Submit (13) copies of resolutions/ordinances to the Records Section for recording/acknowledgement. (Ipasa ang 13 kopya ng resolusyon/ordinansa sa Records Section para sa kaukulang pagtatala at pagtanggap nito.)
  2. Records Officer endorses the same to the Secretary to the Sanggunian through the Local Legislative Staff Officer V for referral to the Vice- Governor and the SP Committee on Rules for possible inclusion in the Agenda of the SP session. (Ipapasa ng Records Officer sa Kalihim ng Sanggunian padaan sa Legislative Staff Officer V upang isangguni sa Pangalawang Punong Panlalawigan o Lupon ng Rules para sa posibleng pagsasama nito sa Talaan ng Pag-uusapan at Aksyon ng Sanggunian.)
  • RECEIVING OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINTS/APPEALED CASES AGAINST ERRING LGU OFFICIALS FOR SP’S (Pagtanggap at Pagdinig ngb mga Kasong Administratibo Laban sa Nagkakasalang Opisyal ng Pamahalaang Lokal)

STEPS

  1. Submit (13) copies of verified administrative complaints/appeals to the Records Section for recording and docketing. (Ipasa ang 13 kopya ng verified complaints administrative appeals para sa pagtatala at pag-docket nito.)
  2. Records Officer endorses the same to the Secretary to the Sanggunian through the Local Legislative Officer V for referral to the Vice-Governor and the SP Committee on Rules for possible inclusion in the Order of the Business for appropriate action of the SP. (Ipapasa sa Records Officer ang natanggap na dokumento sa Kalihim ng Sanggunian para isangguni sa Pangalawang Punong Lalawigan  o Lupon ng Rules para maisama sa mga tala ng pag-uusapan at aksyon ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan.)

Projects, Programs, and Services

PDIP 2020-2022 PROJECT PROPOSAL

A. LEGISLATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This program includes active participation and involvement of Sanggunian Members to their respective league such as the hereunder to further promote camaraderie and update laws and legislations through training and seminars:

Vice Governor -LVGP
Regular/Ex-Officio Members -PBMLP
Ex-Officio Members (SK)    -SKF
Ex-Officio Members (LnB)    -LnB
Ex-Officio Member (IPMR)   -IPMR
Ex-Officio Member (PCL) -PCL
Secretariat -PLEASES

B. ADVOCACY LEGISLATION

This program includes the hereunder activities:

  • Mobile session with Sangguniang Bayan as per schedule
  • Attendance to other trainings/seminars
  • Information dissemination/Advocacy legislation

C. SKILLS ENHANCEMENT

Enhancement of skills, abilities and competence of staff, particularly the SP Secretarial through trainings and seminars

D. CODIFICATION OF GENERAL ORDINANCES

This is the process of collecting, classifying, revising, and supplementing the Ordinances of a local government unit

E. SETTLEMENT OF BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Coordination with counterpart province with disputed areas for amicable settlement

F. LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION CENTER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES

Maintenance of Legislative Tracking System, establishment/compilation of a classified and organized Sanggunian documents


CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing AddressHon. Christian M. Noveras
Vice Governor
Provincial Capitol Compound, Brgy. Suklayin,
Baler, Aurora
3200
Contact Number
Email Address[email protected]
Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/christianmnoveras/