Our City Councilors, our DILG City Director Atty Rochelle Mahinay-Sero, Barangay Captains and other Barangay Officials, media friends, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen Good Morning!
May I once again warmly welcome you to the 1st Year Anniversary of the Sangguniang Panlungsod website www.spgensantos.ph
Today is a special gathering of all who have shared in the success and achievements of the website which to-date had reached to 20,000 plus viewers and I am indeed very honored by your presence. To all of you who are here today, we are most grateful that you were able to join us in our celebration despite of your busy schedule, together with many key leaders in our midst as well as our sponsors and partners who have been supporting us all these years, thank you for being a part of this momentous event to share our joy together.
It was November 22, 2011 when the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod in step with the growing trend towards increasing use of social media, making use of ONLY what we have in our hands, that www.spgensantos.ph was launched as the official website of the Sangguniang Panlungsod by virtue of RESOLUTION NO. 575 SERIES OF 2011. The resolution I authored and co-sponsored by Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera, Hon. Dominador S. Lagare III and Hon. Elizabeth B. Bagonoc.
The website best serve users who need an all access pass to the various informations about the Legislative Department. It is a conglomeration of facts and data on past and present SP Officials (which is 80% done), the employees, barangay profile (100 % done), directories of the different government agencies, approved resolutions, enacted ordinances, schedule of sessions, consultative/committee meetings and other related official activities, to include updates on the CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES PROJECT of the city. The website calls for participation; comments from viewers empowers people from all walks of life, regardless of status, principles and even political affiliation to be part of the reforms in the government thereby improving public service, encouraging transparency and accountability only with a CLICK of a finger.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is persistent in finding ways of serving the Generals in all its services. The City Library is now developing the KOHA Integrated Library Management System to improve workflow and provide the Generals access to books, references, journals & magazines available in the public library for researches that will soon be connected to the Sangguniang Panlungsod website.
November 22, 2012 marks a very important day in the history of the Sangguniang Panlungsod as the website celebrates its 1st year anniversary and the institutionalization of ORDINANCE NO. 11 SERIES OF 2012, enacting www.spgensantos.ph as the official website of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and this aptly encapsulates what the SP website stands for. While it will not be possible for me today to recount all our accomplishments, I hope that today all who are present can relive and experience the unique spirit, premised on the belief that we make the difference we want to see, and that together, nothing is impossible. It is with all the support and teamwork.
The pillars of the City Council who served General Santos City since 1948 to 2010 are also acknowledged. Others may not have lived to see their dream for the city come true but they will always be remembered. Their efforts paid off with the success of the city known in the whole world as the “Boomtown City”, “Tuna Capital of the Philippines”, “Home of the Champions” and “City by the Bay”
In fact, what you have seen today would not have been possible without the dedication, hard work and one-spiritedness by the web team and all the staff of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod. I would now like to express my special thanks to everybody for having put these together.
As we look back at what our website had achieved over the year, its gives us a renewed courage to move forward to fulfill our mission of providing service to best meet the technology challenges, as well as to realize our vision of i-governance with a quest for excellence.
Once again, a big round of applause to the web team and to the Sangguniang Panlungsod website, www.spgensantos.ph !
SHIRLYN L. BAÑAS-NOGRALES
General Santos City