Hon. Franklin M. Gacal, Jr.


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Nickname:  "Jeng"
Date of Birth:  March 28, 1961
Place of Birth:  Cavite City
 

  Educational Background

 
Elementary
Notre Dame of Dadiangas for Boys
Tertiary
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & History
De La Salle University (Manila)
Post Graduate
Ateneo de Manila School of Law
Date Admitted to the Roll of Attorney - June 2, 1986
 

  Professional History

 
  • Chief of Staff, Cong. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao (House of Representatives) 2010-2013
  • Law Professor (Constitutional Law, MSU College of Law - General Santos City)
  • Professor (Obligations & Contracts), Notre Dame of Dadiangas College
  • City Administrator (LGU-GenSan) 1987-1988
  • Technical Assistant (Office of Assemblyman Bicbic Garcia) 1984
  • Senior Partner, Gacal, Gacal & Gacal Law Offices
 

  Current Profession

 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • City Councilor
 

  Terms as City Councilor

 
  • 9th Council (1988-1992)
  • 10th Council (1992-1995)
  • 12th Council (1998-2001)
  • 13th Council (2001-2004)
  • 17th Council (2013-2016)
  • 18th Council (2016-2019)

Legislative Measures

Sponsored Ordinances

  1. Ordinance 18 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE NOMENCLATURE OF VARIOUS FUNDED VACANT POSITIONS OF SOME DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF GENERAL SANTOS

  2. Ordinance 30 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE POSITION OF CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WITH SALARY GRADE 24 AND HAVING A CAREER STATUS OF APPOINTMENT UNDER THE OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR

  3. Ordinance 29 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, SALE AND USE OF FIRECRACKERS IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  4. Ordinance 18 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ABOLISHING SOME POSITIONS UNDER THE CITY DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OFFICE (CDRRMO), PROVIDING FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (Sarangani Journal - February 07 -13, 2015)

  5. Ordinance 01 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE GRANTING AMNESTY ON INTEREST OF DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTIES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2013 IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS. (Sarangani Journal - September 06-12, 2014)

  6. Ordinance 12 series of 2013

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 25(4) OF CITY ORDINANCE NO. 10, SERIES OF 2001, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF 2001, SUCH THAT THE THREE (3) REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR (PS), NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (NGO) OR PEOPLES ORGANIZATION (PO), TO THE CITY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS (CZBAA), SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE CITY MAYOR, AND CONCURRED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD.

  7. ORDINANCE 22 series of 2003

    AN ORDINANCE REGULATING COCKFIGHT DERBIES IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREFOR.

  8. ORDINANCE 36 series of 2002

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. O7, SERIES OF 1994, RE: “AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY GUIDELINE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCLAMATION NO. 887 AND OTHER PURPOSES”

  9. ORDINANCE 07 series of 2002

    AN ORDINANCE DEFINING THE QUASI-JUDICIAL POWERS OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD AND PRESCRIBING THE RULES AND PROCEDURES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST ELECTIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS AND AUTHORIZING THE COMMITTEE ON BLUE RIBBON, JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO HEAR, DETERMINE FACTS AND DECIDE SUCH CASES WITH THE CONCURRENCE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD EN BANC.

  10. ORDINANCE 04 series of 2002 (Vetoed)

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 07, SERIES OF 1994, RE: “AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY GUIDELINE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCLAMATION NO. 887 AND OTHER PURPOSES”

Authored Ordinances

  1. Ordinance 6 series of 2016

    AN ORDINANCE ALLOCATING THE REVENUE ON FINES IMPOSED UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 6, SERIES OF 2015, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "COMPREHENSIVE ANTISMOKING ORDINANCE OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY", AS SUBSIDY TO THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY PNP (GSCPNP) PERSONNEL, DR. JORGE P. ROYECA HOSPITAL FOR THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF ITS CANCER AND DIALYSIS UNITS AND BARANGAYS FOR THE HONORARIUM OF THEIR BARANGAY TANODS

  2. Ordinance 1 series of 2016

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 11, SERIES OF 2013, RE: AN ORDINANCE ENACTING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PARTICULARLY SECTION 1 OF TITLE 6, WHICH ADOPTED THE PRESCRIBED FORM OF CITATION TICKET FOR THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS

  3. Ordinance 38 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FREE MEDICAL SERVICES TO PERSONS APPREHENDED BY THE PERSONNEL OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, AND DETAINEES OF THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY JAIL AS REQUIRED BY LAW

  4. Ordinance 37 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE RENAMING MANGA STREET IN BARANGAY DADIANGAS NORTH, THIS CITY TO ANTONIO G. BAU TISTA, JR. STREET IN HONOR AND RECOGNITION OF HIS C13 CONTRIBUTIONS AS THE FIRST ELECTED PUNONG BARANGAY OF BARANGAY DADIANGAS NORTH, THIS CITY

  5. Ordinance 36 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE RENAMING MANGUSTAN STREET IN BARANGAY DADIANGAS NORTH, THIS CITY TO SOFRONIO Y. MANANSALA STREET

  6. Ordinance 34 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE GUIDELINES IN THE GRANT OF MORTUARY BENEFITS TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY WHO DIED DURING THEIR TERM OF SERVICE

  7. Ordinance 30 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING COST OF SALE ON THE PUBLIC AUCTION OF DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTIES IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY

  8. Ordinance 25 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SALE, DISPOSITION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF CIGARETTES WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS SO AS TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM THE ALLEGED HAZARDS BROUGHT ABOUT BY SMOKING, KEEP THE MINORS AWAY FROM BEING ENTICED INTO OR DEVELOP SMOKING HABITS, PROVIDING PENALTIES AGAINST VIOLATORS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  9. Ordinance 14 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROVIDENT FUND FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY

  10. Ordinance 11 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE REINFORCING THE PROVISION OF LAWS AND RULES THAT PROMOTE THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BY DESIGNATING ENOUGH EXCLUSIVE PARKING SPACES INTENDED FOR THEIR MOTOR VEHICLES IN ALL COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND CLINICS AND ANY OTHER SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS FOUND WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PROVIDING SCHEMES AND PENALTIES FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Co-authored Ordinances

  1. Ordinance 40 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING PARTICIPATION FEES ON STALL HOLDERS/CARNIVAL BOOTH OPERATORS IN DESIGNATED FLEA MARKETS, NIGHT MARKET, EXHIBITS, DISPLAY AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 11, SERIES OF 2013, IN ADDITION TO THE FEES IMPOSED THEREIN AND ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES ON THE UTILIZATION OF FUND FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS OF PASKUHAN SA GENSAN 2015

  2. Ordinance 28 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SERVICE BENEFITS/INCENTIVES TO ALL ELECTED BARANGAY OFFICIALS IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY WHO HAVE RENDERED THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE TERMS OF OFFICE AND PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES THEREOF

  3. Ordinance 26 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY PLASTIC RECYCLING FACILITY WITHIN THE SANITARY LANDFILL COMPLEX, PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES ON ITS OPERATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  4. Ordinance 23 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR RESPONSIBLE RICE CONSUMPTION IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS

  5. Ordinance 22 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE NAMING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY HOSPITAL TO DR. JORGE P. ROYECA HOSPITAL

  6. Ordinance 21 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ITEM H, SECTION 4 OF CITY ORDINANCE NO. 06, SERIES OF 2015, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINES IN THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF, SO AS TO INCREASE THE DISTANCE OF PROHIBITING THE SELLING AND SMOKING OF CIGARETTE FROM THE PERIMETER OF THE SCHOOL CAMPUS FROM 10 METERS TO 100 METERS

  7. Ordinance 20 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE FURTHER AMENDING SECTION 2 OF CITY ORDINANCE NO. 22, SERIES OF 2013, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ORDINANCE ADOPTING SECTIONS 44 AND 45 OF RULE II OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT 7875 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT OF 2004, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT 9241

  8. Ordinance 17 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY LIQUID NITROGEN (LN2) PLANT AND PRESCRIBING THE GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATION THEREOF

  9. Ordinance 13 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITY AFFAIRS OFFICE (PDAO) IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  10. Ordinance 12 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SENIOR CITIZENS FREE MOVIE PRIVILEGE IN A MOVIE THEATERS IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES AND PROMOTIONS OF ADMISSION, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  11. Ordinance 06 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINES IN THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF

  12. Ordinance 19 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION, SALE AND GAMBLING OF WEB FORMING SPIDERS IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (Sarangani Journal - January 24 -30, 2015)

  13. Ordinance 23 series of 2013

    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY LOCAL POWER RESOURCE PLANNING AND ADVISORY BOARD (GSCLPRPAB). (Sarangani Journal - December 28, 2013 to January 03, 2014)

Principal Sponsored Ordinances

  1. Ordinance 25 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SALE, DISPOSITION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF CIGARETTES WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS SO AS TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM THE ALLEGED HAZARDS BROUGHT ABOUT BY SMOKING, KEEP THE MINORS AWAY FROM BEING ENTICED INTO OR DEVELOP SMOKING HABITS, PROVIDING PENALTIES AGAINST VIOLATORS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Joint Sponsored Ordinances

  1. Ordinance 2 series of 2016

    AN ORDINANCE RECLASSIFYING SOME PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS LOT 3, TS-11-000058-D, MARKET SITE OF BUAYAN, SITUATED IN BARANGAY BUAYAN, GENERAL SANTOS CITY FROM COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL

  2. Ordinance 39 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF THE LIST OF JOB VACANCIES AND PLACEMENTS BY ALL BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE, GENERAL SANTOS CITY

  3. Ordinance 32 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE INTEGRATING THE CITY HEALTH FACILITIES AND RESOURCES, CREATING THE RURAL HEALTH UNITS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  4. Ordinance 31 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF ANY VEHICLE ALONG THE ROAD AND ROAD SHOULDERS INSIDE THE DR. JORGE P. ROYECA HOSPITAL COMPOUND AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREOF

  5. Ordinance 24 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE RENAMING THE ROAD FROM NLSA TRAVERSING DACERA AVENUE TO SILWAY RIVER IN BARANGAY LAGAO, GENERAL SANTOS CITY, AS RAFAEL C. AQUINO, SR. STREET

  6. Ordinance 08 series of 2015

    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES IN THE PROVISION OF FREE BURIAL SERVICES FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY

  7. Ordinance 15 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE RENAMING TINAGACAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO DATU DUMAGKAL DANIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (Sarangani Journal - November 15 -21, 2014)

  8. Ordinance 13 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE RENAMING TINAGACAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO DATU ANDIAM MANZA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. (Sarangani Journal - November 15 - 21, 2014)

  9. Ordinance 09 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CODE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) APPROACH IN THE FINANCING, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE OR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, CREATING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BOARD (GSCPPPB), PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS AND INCENTIVES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (Sarangani Journal - November 29 - December 5, 2014)

  10. Ordinance 08 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE MANDATORY REPRESENTATION OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY. (September 27 - October 3, 2014)

  11. Ordinance 07 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PREVENTION, CONTROL, REDUCTION AND MITIGATION OF MOSQUITO VECTOR OF DENGUE IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PENALIZING VIOLATORS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. (September 27 - October 3, 2014)

  12. ORDINANCE 03 series of 2014

    AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS AND EXPANDED POLYSTERENE (STYROFOAM) FOOD SERVICE CONTAINERS IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF. (Sarangani Journal - September 13-19, 2014)

  13. ORDINANCE 03 series of 2004

    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF TRICYCLE FARE IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS BY ONE PESO (P1.00)

  14. ORDINANCE 11 series of 2003

    AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING COMPULSORY REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FOR FISHERMEN/FISHERFOLKS IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY


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  1. Robert La Quey 4 years ago  

    Dear Atty. Gacal,

    I have been receiving text messages from an individual who identifies himself as Atty. Gacal, Chief of Staff for Congressman Manny Pacquiao. The number is 63 926 501 5551.
    Trust but verify. Is this you sir?

    Any one can buy a SIM and claim to be anyone. I need to know if indeed the messages that I am receiving are from you.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dr. Robert La Quey