Title 29 – Special Bodies


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Chapter I

City Terminal Board

Section 1. CREATION OF THE CITY TERMINAL BOARD. – To promote peace and order in the implementation of the different policies adopted by the City Government in the operation of the Bulaong Public Terminal, the City Terminal Board of five (5) members is hereby created, two (2) of whom shall be the Chairperson of the SP Committee on Transportation who shall act as Chairperson, and the Chairperson of the SP Committee on Appropriations, Sangguniang Panlungsod, General Santos City; the City Administrator and two (2) more members who shall be appointed by the City Mayor of which one (1) shall preferably coming from the Dispatcher’s Association who shall serve at the pleasure of the latter.

Section 2. DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Upon its constitution thereof, the Board shall:

A. Adopt and implement rules and regulations governing the administration operations and maintenance of the public terminal.

B. Adopt rules and formulate policies regarding the use of the terminal premises by the management of the different public utility operators.

C. The manner or mode of disposing all rentable areas in the terminal including fees, rentals and charges related thereof.

D. Provide for the authorization and regulations of porterage and cargo handling at the terminal.

E. Provide other regulatory measures as may be necessary in the effective administration, maintenance and operation of the terminal.

Any proposal, regulatory measures as may be determined by the Board shall become effective and enforceable by the same upon recommendation by the Sangguniang Panlungsod and approval of the City Mayor.

Section 3. GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE BOARD. – The City Mayor shall exercise general supervision of the board.

Chapter II

Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Unit

Section 1. The Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Unit is hereby created pursuant to P.D. 1181, series of 1977 and mandated by R.A. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

Section 2. The composition of the MVPC Unit shall be 14 personnel to wit:

  1. One MVPC Supervisor to manage the activities of the unit.

1.a. Apprehending team will be composed of:

one (1) Team Leader
two (2) Advance Scout
two (2) Traffic Tender
one (1) Recorder/Documentation Officer

1.b.  Testing Team

one (1) Team Leader
one (1) Meter Reader
one (1) Operator
one (1) Accelerator Tender
one (1) Signal Man
one (1) Exhaust Tender

Section 3. Penalties:

A. The motor Vehicle Pollution Control Unit shall be authorized to check violators and effect the imposition of penalties prescribed under the National Graduated Scale/Standard to wit:

MOTOR Vehicle (Diesel Fueled)

1st Offense:

  1. Smoke density ranges from 67 to 80%  HSU  – P 100.00
  2. Smoke density ranges from 81 to 90%  HSU  – P 150.00
  3. Smoke density ranges from 91 to 100% HSU – P 200.00

2nd Offense:

  1. Smoke density ranges from 67 to 80% HSU – P 200.00
  2. Smoke density ranges from 81 to 90% HSU – P 350.00
  3. Smoke density ranges from 91 to 100% HSU – P 500.00

3rd Offense:

  1. Smoke density ranges from 67 to 80% HSU – P 500.00
  2. Smoke density ranges from 81 to 90% HSU – P 750.00
  3. Smoke density ranges from 91 to 100% HSU- P1, 000.00 and issuance of Grounding order.

B. Dealers who will be caught selling motor vehicle more than the standard smoke emission standard shall be fined according to the scheduled scale to wit:

1st Offense – P2, 000.00
2nd Offense – P3, 000.00
3rd Offense – P5, 000.00 and cancellation of its business permit to operate

Section 4. The dealers of diesel-fueled motor engines whether for automobiles or as stationary use are required to have its units submitted for testing by the MVPC Unit.

Section 5. Only diesel-fueled engines that have passed the standard emission shall be allowed to be sold to the general public and shall be issued a certificate of conformity.

Section 6. The Land Transportation Office is directed to assist in the implementation of this program trust, thereby, all motor vehicle shall not be registered with that office without Certificate of Compliance and/or Certificate of Conformity for vehicle that have changed engine issued by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office under the City Mayor’s Office.

 

Chapter III

Local Price Coordinating Council

Section 1. There shall be created a City Price Coordinating Council composed of the following:

Chairperson: CITY MAYOR
Vice-chairperson: DTI/Provincial Director or His/Her duly authorized representative

MEMBERS:
One Representative each from the following:

  • Department of Agriculture (DA)
  • Department of Health (DOH)
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
  • Consumers
  • Agricultural Producers Trading
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Sector
  • Energy Regulatory Board (ERB)
  • National Food Authority(NFA)

Section 2. The Chairperson of the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) shall decide who among the representatives of the agencies enumerated above will sit as members of such council. The Chairman shall appoint the Sectoral Representatives preferably one duly accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry. The Chairman may add a member or members of the LPCC at his/her discretion as deemed necessary.

Section 3. Powers and Functions:

  1. Coordinate and rationalize the programs to stabilize prices and supply of member agencies in the city.
  2. Recommend to the National Price Coordinating Council or to the implementing agencies Suggested Retail Price (SRP) and/or the price ceilings for basic necessities and/or prime commodities in their respective areas.
  3. To conduct in-depth analysis on causes for price fluctuations.
  4. To recommend action steps to correct unwarranted price increases and supply shortages.

 

Chapter IV

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board – Local Regulatory Council

Section 1. A Movie and Television Review and Classification Board – Local Regulatory Council  (MTRCB-LRC) for the City of General Santos is hereby created. It shall be composed of two (2) Sangguniang Panlungsod members, two (2) from Academe (private & public), one (1) from Non-Government Organization, one (1) from the church, and one (1) from the youth sector.

Section 2. Functions:

(1.) The Local Regulatory Council (LRC) shall assist the MTRCB in implementing any act, resolution, decision or award of the Board and, pursuant to this, it shall see to it that:

a.) Permit Requirements. – No motion picture may be exhibited in any theater or movie house or television without a Permit to Exhibit issued by the MTRCB covering such picture. This permit, which must be valid (see expiration date) must be posted in front of the ticket office. In case a motion picture on film is being exhibited without such permit or the permit is shown is not authenticated by proper stamp and signature, the exhibition is criminal and illegal and violates Section 7 of Presidential Decree No. 1986. On actual verification, the Council shall stop the showing of the film, seize the film with the aid of any law enforcement agency in the area and report immediately to the MTRCB Chairman. Movie theater and Television (TV) Stations owners, operators and/or manager are required to furnish the Local Regulatory Council (LRC) copies of Permit to Exhibit before actual exhibiting of said particular movie film.

b.) Unauthorized Insertions. Where the motion picture previously approved by the MTRCB and bearing its Permit for Exhibit has been tampered with unapproved matters introduced on inserted, the public exhibition thereof is criminal and illegal. Upon actual verification of such illegal insertions (compare actual movie to deletions specified in the permit) the Council shall stop the showing of the Film or publicity material, seize the same with the aid of any law enforcement agency in the area and report immediately to the MTRCB Chairman.

c.) If prior communication with the MTRCB for the purpose of checking on illegal insertions is not feasible, the Council may act on its own judgment whenever the film or publicity material contain scenes which are patently and grossly objectionable under the standards set by law. This is especially true with respect to pornographic or excessively violent films. The MTRCB has never allowed and will never allow:

c.1. Excessive sex scenes such as explicit sex acts whether normal or perverse, frontal, nudity, breast exposure and the likes;

c.2. Excessive violence such as frontal shooting and stabbing with blood splattering, gory and bloody scenes, torture scenes, blasting scenes, with mangled bodies, suicide scenes, child abuse and the like.

d.) Movie Classifications – All Permits to Exhibit issued by the MTRCB carry anyone of the following classifications:

G or General Patronage. – A Classification of motion pictures admission to which is open to persons of all ages.

P or Parental Guidance Open. – A classification cushioning parents on the need for parental guidance in the appreciation of the film. Children seven (7) years of age to fourteen (14) must be accompanied by an adult. No one below seven (7) should be admitted.

PG15 or Parental Guidance 15. – Admission is limited to fifteen (15) years old and above. Children below fifteen (15) cannot be admitted even if accompanied by an adult.

R or Restricted. – A classification admission to which is limited to adults.  Adults for the purpose of the law and the rules are persons 18 years or over.

e.) The movie houses exhibiting the films is required by the rules to maintain a three (3) feet tall standee in the lobby announcing the MTRCB’s classification of the film. Where two (2) films are presented as double features, the more restrictive classification shall govern the announcement and the admission into the moviehouse.

In the absence of the required standee in the lobby, the Council or its representative should call the attention of the owner or operator of the theater to the omission. If the omission is not promptly restricted, the Council shall stop the public exhibition in the theater.

f.) Admission into Theater. – The motion picture classification shall determine who may be admitted into the theater to view the exhibition.

The Council shall cause the criminal prosecution of any person of unsuitable age who enters the theater or misrepresents his age to gain admission therein and any employee of the theater or moviehouse who knowingly sells to or receives from such persons of unsuitable age any admission ticket to the exhibition.

(2.) In all cases of violation of the requirements provided above, the Council shall submit to the Chairperson of MTRCB, a brief written report of the violation with details as to the title of the film, the moviehouse or theater or Television (TV) Stations where it was exhibited, and the date and time of the violation for appropriate action by the MTRCB against the erring film owner and theater operator.

(3.) The Council shall be allowed to check the film on its first day of showing in order to verify if the same is in accordance with the conditions as embodied in the permit issued by the Board.

(4.) The Council submit to MTRCB a list of the theaters and Television (TV) Stations in its area including address, owner’s name, whether air conditioned or not and whether registered with MTRCB for the current year.

(5.) The Council shall perform any other function that maybe assigned by the Chairperson from time to time.

Section 3. Limitation of Functions. – The Council has no power to order the closure of any theater or Television (TV) Stations or to suspend or cancel the permit to exhibit. This power is exclusively reserved by law to the Chairperson and to the duly authorized members of the Board for its exercise in appropriate cases.

Section 4. Rules and Regulations and Composition. – The City Mayor is hereby authorized to formulate the Rules and Regulations as well as the composition of the Council in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 1986 and other laws upon the effectivity hereof.

 

Chapter V

General Santos City Duty-Free Shop Regulatory Board

Section 1. It is hereby created and established the GENERAL SANTOS CITY DUTY-FREE REGULATORY BOARD (DFSRB) with its members comprising the General Santos City Investment and Promotions Board (GSCIPB), provided under Ordinance No. 09, Series of 1995, otherwise known as the Investment Code of 1995.

Section 2. The operations of which shall be under the City Economic Management Cooperative Department, City of General Santos, which shall act as the Secretariat of the Board.

Section 3. The DFSRB shall formulate rules and regulations, qualify and regulate duty-free shop operations subject to the provisions of Chapters VII and VIII of the General Santos City Investment Code of 1995.

Section 4. The City Mayor shall formulate the Implementing Rules and Regulations through an Executive Order, subject to the adoption of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, for the implementation of this ordinance within thirty (30) days from effectivity thereof.

 

Chapter VI

Repeal of Ordinance Reviving the Local Health and Social Welfare Board

Section 1. Ordinance No. 03, series of 1999, which has mandated the creation of the Local Health and Social Welfare Board of the City of General Santos, is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The establishment of each of the local health board and social welfare board pursuant to existing laws shall be revived.

Section 3. The compositions, powers and functions of each of the aforesaid boards shall be referred from their respective enabling laws.

 

Chapter VII

General Santos STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council

 

ARTICLE I

TITLE AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. TITLE. – This Ordinance shall be known as “An Ordinance Creating the General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council.”

Section 2. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES. – The City Government of General Santos upholds the right to health of its constituents. As such, it exerts all efforts to enact policies and measures that will ensure the prevention and control of the rising incidence of STI/HIV/AIDS and hereby declares war against these diseases.

Section 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. – As used in this Ordinance, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – a condition characterized by a combination of signs and symptoms caused by HIV contracted from another person and which attacks and weakens the body’s immune system, making the afflicted individual susceptible to other life-threatening infections.
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus – refers to the virus which causes AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control – refers to measures aimed at protecting non-infected persons from contracting HIV and minimizing the impact of the condition of persons living with HIV.
  • Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) – refers to any infections acquired from sexual contact.
  • Entertainment Industry – refers to nightclubs, sauna, massage clinics, discotheques, videoke/karaoke bars, cocktail lounges, beer gardens, pub houses and other establishments engaged in business of similar nature wherein the services of hired entertainers are employed, and patrons are entertained.
  • Council – refers to the General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council
  • Treatment or Care – A health, psychological, spiritual or social intervention extended to a person with STI or HIV/AIDS.

 

ARTICLE II

ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL POWERS

Section 4. CREATION. – There is hereby created the “General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council.”

Section 5. COMPOSITION. – The General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council shall be composed of the following, to wit:

Chairperson: City Mayor
Vice-Chairperson: City Health Officer

Members

  • Sangguniang Panlungsod Members:
    • Chairman of the Committee on Health, Sanitation, District Hospital, City and Barangay Health Centers
    • Chairman of the Committee on Social Services
    • Chairman of the Committee on Education
    • Chair, Committee on Women and Family Welfare
  • Social Hygiene Clinic Physician
  • Department Head, City Social Welfare and Development
  • Department Head, City Treasurer’s Office
  • City Director, Philippine National Police
  • Division Superintendent, DECS
  • Representative, DKT International
  • Executive Director, SHED Foundation
  • Executive Director, Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
  • Executive Director, Community Health Development
  • President, General Santos City Medical Society
  • Chapter Administrator, Philippine National Red Cross
  • President, GSC Entertainment Operators Association
  • President, GSC Pharmacists’ Association – GSC Chapter
  • President, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas
  • President, Philippine Association of Medical Technologists – GSC
  • President, Philippine Dental Association – GSC
  • President, Philippine Hospitals Association – GSC
  • City Legal Officer

 

Section 6. STRUCTURAL CHART. – The General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council shall adopt the following structure:

STRUCTURAL CHART

STRUCTURAL CHART

Section 7. SECRETARIAT. – The Council shall appoint the Secretariat, preferably from the NGO representatives, which shall work in partnership with the Local Government Unit as well as with other accredited NGOs and institutions.

Section 8. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS. – The General Santos City STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council shall have the following powers and functions:

  • To provide the necessary policy recommendations to appropriate government agencies for the effective and efficient implementation of STI/HIV/AIDS/ prevention programs;
  • To engage in advocacy work geared towards the promotion of educational activities for the prevention of Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and the control of HIV and AIDS within the city;
  • To closely collaborate with the Local Health Board and other concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) in monitoring the prevalence of STI/HIV/AIDS in General Santos City, as well as in planning, monitoring and evaluating various STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs in the city;
  • To serve as avenue for network-building and strengthening of partnerships with government and non-government agencies in the implementation of various STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs in General Santos City;
  • To facilitate the provision of medical and social assistance to people infected with Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs), including HIV and AIDS;
  • To generate and mobilize resources and develop recommendations for the sustainability of local efforts towards STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and care;
  • To organize activities aimed at enhancing the capabilities of interested parties in developing and implementing programs related to STIs, HIV and AIDS;
  • To establish and maintain the necessary database and serve as a local resource pool for technical assistance among program partners; and
  • To accept aid, donations, contributions, requests or gifts that will accrue for the general fund of the Council for exclusive use in sustaining its programs and projects.

 

ARTICLE III

APPROPRIATION

Section 9. APPROPRIATION. – An amount equivalent to 10% of the Gender and Development (GAD) Fund, which is 5% of the General Fund of the City, shall be appropriated to fund the projects mentioned in this ordinance, subject to availability of funds.

Chapter VIII

General Santos City Transportation Management Committee

Section 1. There is hereby established in the City of General Santos a Transportation Management Committee to be known as the General Santos City Transportation Management Committee or GENSANTRAMCO, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, which shall be composed of fourteen (14) members. The City Mayor, by virtue of his/her office, shall appoint from among its members the Chairperson thereof.”

Section 2. The members of the Committee shall consist of four (4) individuals coming from the private sector to be selected by their respective sector as representative to the Committee and ten (10) shall be ex-officio members, namely:

  1. The District Head of the Land Transportation Office, General Santos City;
  2. The City Legal Officer/City Attorney;
  3. The City Prosecutor;
  4. The City Director of the Philippine National Police;
  5. Any Member of the Motorized Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board;
  6. The Head of the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office;
  7. The Chairperson of the Committee on Transportation, Communications and Franchises of the SangguniangPanlungsod;
  8. The City Engineer;
  9. The President of the Liga ng mga Barangay;
  10. The regional representative/alternate of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

The four (4) Committee Members coming from the Private Sector shall be as follows:

  1. Representative from the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc;
  2. The President of the Federation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA);
  3. The President of the Federation of Public Utility Vehicles (Jeepney & Multi-Cab) Operators and Drivers Association/Cooperatives;
  4. The President of the GSC Consumer’s Welfare Association.

The committee member may appoint a permanent alternate to attend the meeting in case of his/her absence.

Section 3. The Committee shall meet at least once a month in a regular meeting unless the Chairperson thereof calls for a special meeting to discuss urgent matters. Any member of the committee may request for a special meeting, however, the majority of the members shall approve the call for a special meeting.

  1. Each committee member/permanent alternate and the Executive Officer of the Secretariat shall receive an honorarium of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500) per month (exclusive of government-employed persons)
  2. Should the permanent alternate of any committee member fail to appear or attend three (3) consecutive regular meetings, he or she may, at the discretion of the committee, be replaced. The Chairperson will notify the committee member concerned for the replacement.
  3. There shall be a quorum for every meeting, which is fifty percent plus one (50%+1) of the total number of committee members.

Section 4. The committee shall have the following functions:

  1. Design a Transportation and Traffic Plan for the City to be approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod;
  2. Review all existing transport and traffic operation scheme in the city and determine its propriety taking into consideration the city’s present transport and traffic condition;
  3. Formulate implementing rules and regulations for the approved Transportation and Traffic Plan of the City in coordination with all government agencies, departments or divisions concerned;
  4. Codify all existing traffic, transportation and other related ordinances of the city;
  5. Recommend to the Sangguniang Panlungsod the enactment of Ordinances and other measures providing for parking restrictions, parking zones, loading and unloading zones, terminal zones, use of streets, and all necessary traffic schemes intended to assure free flow of traffic;
  6. Prescribe such other rules and procedures which are necessary to carry out the functions of this committee as may be authorized by the Sangguniang Panlungsod;
  7. Perform such other functions as may be proper or necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the city’s approved transportation and Traffic Plan.”

Section 5. In the performance of its functions, the committee shall be assisted by a Secretariat composed of an Executive Officer and two (2) Clerks.

Section 6. The City Mayor shall issue an Executive Order for the composition of the Transportation Technical Unit.

6.a) Members should come from the city departments involved in transportation planning, traffic engineering and enforcement concerns to include but not limited to:

City Planning and Development Office;
City Engineer’s Office;
City Mayor’s Office- Traffic Enforcers;
Motorized Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board

6.b) The TTU shall serve as “in-house” technical working unit. As such the TTU Head may be called upon to attend the regular meeting of the General Santos City Transportation Management Committee.

6.c) TTU Head shall receive an honorarium, in accordance with the DBM Circular, for every General Santos City Transportation Management Committee meeting attended.

6.d) The TTU shall have the following functions and responsibilities:

  1. Undertake investigations, prepare technical reports and studies on matters related to traffic and transportation, and submit it to the GENSANTRAMCO for appropriate action.
  2. Establish and maintain a city database on transportation and traffic indices, and prepare periodic report.
  3. Undertake investigations and prepare action plan on traffic management and development issues such as but not limited to: road hierarchy, specific design solutions, parking strategy, traffic segregation strategy, road safety and traffic education.
  4. Provide technical advice and assistance on transport planning, traffic engineering, education and enforcement to the GENSANTRAMCO and other agencies.
  5. Undertake the necessary Organizational Development activities to effect mainstreaming of transport planning and infrastructure development of the city.

Section 7. The funds required for the operation of the Committee shall be drawn initially from the current appropriation of the City Mayor’s Office. In the next ensuring year, funds therefor shall be appropriated in the Annual Budget of the City Government of General Santos.

 

Chapter IX

Local Inter-Agency Task Force Against Trafficking in Person

Section 1. Title. – This Local Ordinance shall be known as the “Local Inter-Agency Task Force Against Trafficking (LIATFAT).

Section 2. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Ordinance and as determined in R.A. 9208, the following terms are defined:

a.) Trafficking in Persons – refers to the recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring, or receipt of persons with or without the victim’s consent or knowledge, within or across national borders by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of position, taking advantage of the vulnerability of the person, or, the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation which includes at a minimum, the exploitation or the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery, servitude or the removal or sale of organs.

The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation shall also be considered as “trafficking in persons” even if it does not involve any of the means set forth in the preceding paragraph.

b.) Child – refers to a person below eighteen (18) years of age or one who is over eighteen (18) but is unable to fully take care of or protect himself/herself from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation, or discrimination because of a physical or mental disability or condition.

c.) Task Force – a group of government, non-government organizations and people’s organizations constituting a network;

d.) Prostitution – refers to any act, transaction, scheme or design involving the use of a person by another, for sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct in exchange for money, profit or any other consideration.

e.) Forced Labor and Slavery – refer to the extraction of work or services from any person by means of enticement, violence, intimidation or threat, use of force or coercion, including deprivation of freedom, abuse of authority or moral ascendancy, debt-bondage or deception.

f.) Sex Tourism – refers to a program organized by travel and tourism-related establishments and individuals which consists of tourism packages or activities utilizing and offering escort and sexual services as enticement for tourists. This includes sexual services and practices offered during rest and recreation periods for members of the military.

g.) Sexual Exploitation – refers to participation by a person in prostitution or the production of pornographic materials as a result of being subjected to a threat, deception, coercion, abduction, force, abuse of authority, debt bondage, fraud or through abuse of a victim’s vulnerability.

h.) Debt Bondage – refers to the pledging by the debtor of his/her personal services or labor or those of a person under his/her control as security of payment for a debt, when the length and nature of services is not clearly defined or when the value of the services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt.

i.) Pornography – refers to any representation, through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent shows, information technology, or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual purposes.

SECTION 3. Creation of a Local Inter-Agency Task Force Against Trafficking (LIATFAT). – The Local Inter-Agency Task Force Against Trafficking (LIATFIAT) shall be established in General Santos City tasked to coordinate, monitor and implement the provision of the Act.

a. Chairperson. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) shall act as the chair of the Task Force. As such he/she shall ensure harmony of the undertakings of all committees.

b. Co-chairperson. The Sangguniang Panlungsod, Chair on Committee on Women shall act as Co-chairperson. He/She shall assist the chairperson and in the latter’s absence, he/she shall act in his/her behalf.

c. Membership. The following agencies and organizations are the members. Members are grouped by committee:

PREVENTION COMMITEE RESCUE AND RELIEF COMMITEE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION COMMITEE
1. Philippine National Police
2. World Vision
3. Bantay Banay – KPS
4. TW-MAEW
5. City Social Welfare and Development Office
6. Association of Barangay Captains
7. National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
8. Department of Interior and Local Government
9. Sangguniang Panlungsod
10. Representative of Department of Education
11. Sangguniang Kabataan
12. Soroptimist
13. MAKALAYA
14. SHED Foundation
15. Community Health & Development, Inc. (COMDEV)
16. Dept. of Labor and Employment
17. TALIKALA
18. City Population Management Office
19. City Public Information Office
20. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority(TESDA)
21. Commission on Higher Education
22. Air Transportation Office
23. Philippine Ports Authority
24. Southern Mindanao Bus Operators Association
25. Shippers League
1. Philippine National Police
2. Court
3. City Prosecutor’s Office
4. TW-MAEW
5. Philippine Maritime Police
6. Philippine Coast Guard
7. Air Transportation Office
8. Philippine Port Authority
9. City Health Office
10. City Social Welfare and Development Office
11. Bureau of Immigration
12. Department of Labor and Employment
13. Integrated Bar of the Philippines
14. Southern Mindanao Bus Operators’ Association
15. Shipper’s League
16. National Bureau of Investigation
1. World Vision
2. TW-MAEW
3. Integrated Bar of the Philippines
4. Bantay Banay – KPS
5. CSWDO
6. Department of Labor and Employment
7. National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
8. TESDA
9. Department of Education
10. Association of Barangay Captains
11. Sangguniang Kabataan
12. City Health Office

d. There shall be chairperson and vice-chairperson in every committee who shall be selected by majority vote of its members.

e. One third (1/3) of the members of the task force and in every committee shall constitute a quorum to transact official business.

Section 4. Functions of LIATFAT. – The LIATFAT shall have the following general functions:

  1. Formulate a comprehensive and integrated program to prevent and suppress the trafficking in persons;
  2. Recommend rules and regulations as maybe necessary for the effective implementation of R.A. 9208;
  3. Deliver programs and services for the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking and their families;
  4. Conduct massive information dissemination and campaign on the existence of law, rules and regulations and on the various issues and problems attendant to trafficking;
  5. Assist in filing of cases against individuals, agencies, institutions or establishments that violate the provisions of R.A. 9208;
  6. Develop mechanism to ensure the timely, coordinated and effective response to cases of trafficking in persons;
  7. Coordinate with other national and local agencies that may be involved in the enforcement of R.A. 9208;
  8. Exercise all the powers and perform such other functions necessary to attain the purpose and objectives of this Ordinance.

Section 5. Secretariat to the Task Force. – The secretariat of the herein Task Force shall be the City Social Welfare and Development Office. It shall, among others, provide regular reports to the Chief Executive of the city and to the National Government with the concurrence of the Chairperson.

Specifically, it shall:

  1. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the policies and guidelines on anti-trafficking in persons;
  2. Maintain records of meetings, proceedings, activities and other services of the Task Force;
  3. Initiate training programs for members of the herein referred Task Force in identifying and providing the necessary intervention or assistance to trafficked persons;
  4. Document cases of trafficking in persons/maintain database;
  5. Collate and analyze information/cases;
  6. Perform such other functions as may be directed by the Task Force.

Section 6. Support Services and Programs that Address Trafficking in Persons. – The Local Government of General Santos in partnership with other government and non-government organization shall undertake the following programs and activities to ensure prevention, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into the mainstream of society the trafficked persons:

 

PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES RESCUE AND RELIEF SERVICES RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
a. Pre-marriage and pre-departure counseling for OFWs and/or inter-mariages.
b. Regular inspection to entertainment establishments, factories, and other related businesses.
c. Adopt and/or legislate policies on trafficking against persons.
d. Develop other programs and services to support victims and their families.
e Integration in proper subject areas topics on migration and trafficking in both elementary and secondary level.
f. Advocacy and distribution of information materials
a. Counseling
b. Temporary shelter
c. Medical
d. Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing
e. Free Legal Services
f. Financial Assistance/Transportation Assistance
g. Other psycho-social services such as psychological and psychotherapy
h. Document trafficking of cases
a. Emergency shelter or appropriate housing for victim’s family
b. Free Legal Services
c. Livelihood and Skills Training for the victim or his/her family
d. Educational Assistance for the victim
e. Counseling for the victim and his/her family
f. Other developmental programs and services for the victim and his/her family
g. Value formation sessions for the victim and his/her family
h. Capacity-building and life goals and life skills training
i. Case management


Section 7.
Appropriations. – The financial requirement for the LIATFAT shall be taken from the General Fund as Aid to LIATFAT.

 

Chapter X

Local Youth Development Council

Section 1. Title. – This Ordinance shall be known as the “Local Youth Development Council Ordinance of the City of General Santos.”

Section 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is a declared policy of the city to promote and protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of the Filipino youth, inculcating in them patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civil affairs.

Section 3. Definition of Terms. – As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall mean:

  • Youth – refers to a person whose age ranges from fifteen (15) to thirty (30) years as provided for under Republic Act 8044.
  • In-School-Youth – refers to a youth attending either formal school or non-school-based educational programs under institutions recognized by the State.
  • Out-of-School-Youth – refers to youth not enrolled in any formal or vocational school, not employed or self-employed, and who is not college or technical/vocational school graduate.
  • Working Youth – refers to youth who is either employed, self-employed, underemployed or who belongs to specific employable job seeking youth groups (such as graduates of tertiary and vocational schools, or those who previously were employed and are actively looking for work) both in the formal and informal sectors of the society.
  • Youth with Special Needs – refers to youth marginalized by existing societal forces, namely: youth in indigenous cultural communities, youth with disabilities, youth in situations of armed conflict, victims of natural disasters and calamities, youth offenders, delinquent youth, drug-dependent youth, street youth, abused/exploited youth, and abandoned/neglected youth.

Section 4. Local Youth Development Council. – There shall be created a Local Youth Development Council which shall be responsible for the formulation of policies and implementation of youth development programs, projects and activities in coordination with various government and non-government organizations.

Section 5. Objectives. – Local Youth Development Councils shall have the following objectives:

a.) General Objectives:

  1. to develop and harness the full potential of the youth as responsible partners in nation-building;
  2. to encourage intensive and active participation of youth in all government and non-government programs, projects, and activities affecting them;
  3. to harmonize all government and non-government initiatives for the development of the youth sector; and
  4. to supplement government appropriations for youth promotion and development with funds from other sources.

b.) Specific Objectives:

  1. to broaden and strengthen the services provided by the national government agencies, local government units and private agencies to young people;
  2. to provide information mechanism on youth opportunities on the areas of education, employment, livelihood, physical and mental health, capability-building and networking;
  3. to increase the spirit of volunteerism among the youth of the City particularly in the maintenance of peace and order and preservation, conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources within their locality;
  4. to provide monitoring and coordinating mechanisms for youth programs, projects and activities; and
  5. to provide venue for the active participation of the youth in cultural and eco-tourism awareness program.

Section 6. Composition of the Council. – The Council shall be composed of the following:

(a) City Mayor – Chairperson
(b) City Planning and Development Officer – Member
(c) City Administrator Operations Officer – Member
(d) City Social Welfare and Development Officer – Member
(e) City Health Officer – Member
(f) Schools Division Superintendent or his/her duly designated representative in the locality – Member
(g) YADO – Member
(h) Youth Organization Representatives from the:

  1. President of the “Panlungsod na Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan” – Member
  2. Federation of Youth Organizations or
  3. Federation of Student Councils – Member

(i) Two (2) Youth Serving Organization representatives

  1. Church-based- Member
  2. Community-based – Member

Section 7. Function of the Local Youth Development Council. – The following shall be the functions of the Local Youth Development Council:

  1. to formulate policies and component programs in coordination with the various government agencies handling youth-related programs, projects and activities;
  2. to coordinate and harmonize activities of all agencies and organizations in the City engaged in youth development programs;
  3. to develop and provide support for the development and coordination of youth projects and design strategies to gain support and participation of the youth;
  4. to accredit sports and recreational centers, hotels, training centers and other institutions providing services to the youth as identified in the ordinance;
  5. to assist the national government and government agencies, in the promotion of programs, projects and activities in the local level;
  6. to assist various government and non-government agencies in the identification and nomination of qualified participants to different programs, projects and activities;
  7. to conduct fund raising programs and solicitations. It shall likewise receive donations, bequests, and may enter into contracts with other government and non-government agencies necessary for the accomplishment of the objectives of this ordinance;
  8. to recommend youth programs and project proposals to appropriate government agencies and non-government organizations;
  9. to recommend youth programs and project proposals to appropriate government agencies and non-government organizations necessary for the accomplishment of the objectives of this ordinance;
  10. to accredit training pools for the purpose of assisting line agencies in implementing training and capability–building programs;
  11. to solicit books and receive donations from any individual, non-government agencies, both local and international;
  12. to create a research team that will formulate a mechanism to create a mechanism to come up with a Local Youth Situationer;
  13. to establish youth centers as deemed necessary;
  14. to monitor implementation of programs and projects at the local level;
  15. to nominate its delegate to the National Youth Parliament; and
  16. perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

Section 8. Secretariat. – The Youth Affairs Development Office shall be the secretariat of the Local Youth Development Council.

Section 9. Local Youth Development Plan. – The council shall formulate and adopt a five year City Youth Development Plan which shall be duly supported by an ordinance enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The said plan shall be the basis for the implementation of Local Youth Development programs and services in coordination with the concerned agencies. These shall include but not limited to Youth Development Programs and Youth Development Services.

Section 10. Youth Center. – The Council may establish a Youth Center which shall be located in the City proper. The Youth Center shall operate as a multi-purpose center or a one-stop shop facility.

Section 11. Meetings of the Council. – The Council shall meet at least once a month or as often as maybe deemed necessary. The Chairman or his/her duly designated convenor shall preside in all council meetings.

Section 12. Discount Privileges. – To inculcate in the youth ideals of self-development in the areas of education, arts, culture, sports and recreation, the youth shall be granted discount/privileges as follows:

  • ten percent (10%) discount from transportation services by air, sea, railway transportation system and land except jeepneys, tricycle and other similar public utility vehicles that do not issue fare tickets.
  • a minimum of ten percent (10%) discount from hotels and similar lodging establishments, recreation and sports centers in the City.
  • a minimum of ten percent (10%) discount on admission fees charged by theaters, concert halls, museums, parks, and other similar places of culture arts, history and education in the city.

Private establishments in the City that provide the said discounts may claim the cost as tax deduction as defined under Section 13 of this Ordinance.

For purpose of this section, however, only the youth whose age ranges from fifteen (15) to twenty-one (21) years shall be entitled to discount privileges.

Section 13. Youth Identification Cards. – To avail of the services and discounts in the City, the Council shall issue Youth Identification Cards: Provided, that the Council may designate a Committee that shall evaluate and process the application forms. Qualified youth cardholders shall present their individual community tax certificate as a requirement for the issuance of their identification cards and may be required to pay the actual cost of the identification cards.

Section 14. Tax Incentive to City Establishments. – Local private establishments in the City that provide the discounts as mentioned in this ordinance may claim the cost as Tax Deduction.

Section 15. Appropriations. – There is hereby authorized appropriations for the establishment of the Local Youth Development Council.

 

Chapter XI

General Santos City Library Board

Section 1. TITLE. – This Ordinance shall be known as “An Ordinance Creating the General Santos City Library Board”.

Section 2. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES. – The City of General Santos upholds the rights of its constituents to quality education. As such, it exerts all efforts to enact policies and measures that will ensure the provision of educational facilities towards the attainment of learning objectives.

Section 3. CREATION. – There is hereby created the “General Santos City Library Board”.

Section 4. COMPOSITION. – The General Santos City Library Board shall be composed of the following:

Chairperson: City Mayor
Vice-Chairperson : City Vice Mayor
Secretary: The City Librarian

Members:

  1. Chairperson, Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Education
  2. Chairperson, SP Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Affairs
  3. The City Treasurer
  4. The City Budget Officer
  5. Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President
  6. President, Liga ng mga Barangay
  7. Chairman, SP Committee on Women, Children and Family Welfare
  8. two (2) Non-Government Organization (NGO) Representatives
  9. The President, Friends of the City Library

Section 5. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS. – The General Santos City Library Board shall have the following powers and functions:

  1. To serve as an advisory committee to the Sangguniang Panlungsod on library matters – such as but not limited to the necessity for and application of local appropriations for public library purposes;
  2. To find ways and means in increasing the book and non-book collections of the General Santos City Public Library and in improving the facilities of the library; and
  3. To provide recommendation and suggestion on the selection of library materials, library rules and regulation and other library problems.

Section 6. MEETINGS. – The meeting of the Board shall be held every second week of January and July of every year which meeting shall be called for by the Chairperson. However, special meetings may be scheduled as the need arises. A majority of all its members shall constitute a quorum.

Section 7. REMUNERATION. – The Board shall perform their duties and functions without compensation or remuneration.

Section 8. BARANGAY READING CENTERS. – All the Barangay Councils of the twenty-six barangays are hereby required to set-up their respective Barangay Reading Centers.

 

Chapter XII

General Santos City Sustainable Waste Management Board

Section 1. There shall be created the General Santos City Sustainable Waste Management (SWM) Board.

Section 2. The following shall constitute the General Santos City Sustainable Waste Management (GSC-SWM) Board:

Chairman: City Mayor

Members:

  • Sangguniang Panlungsod Chairperson of the Committee onEnvironment
  • Sangguniang Panlungsod Chairperson of the Committee on Health
  • President of the Association of Barangay Councils;
  • Chairperson of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation;
  • NGO representative whose principal purpose is to promote environmental protection
  • A representative from a recycling industry;
  • A representative from the manufacturing or packaging industry;
  • A representative from private health sector;
  • A representative from the academe preferably the chief executive officer of a duly recognized local school;
  • A representative of CENRO
  • Chairperson of the task force charged with beautification project of the city
  • Philippine Coast Guard, Marine Environment Protection Unit

Section 3. – The GSC-SWM Board shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and operation of the City’s environmental management program on all types of solid and liquid wastes;
  2. Formulate and recommend policy and procedural guidelines for the sustainable implementation and operation of environmental management program on all types of solid and liquid wastes.
  3. Develop the City Wastes Management Plan that shall ensure the long term management of solid and liquid wastes, as well as integrate the various waste management plans and strategies of the barangays and other areas of jurisdiction.
  4. Conduct consultation with the various sectors of the community to enable all city stakeholders to participate and own the plans and programs on wastes;
  5. Adopt measures to promote and ensure the viability and effective implementation of waste management programs in all barangays of the city;
  6. Monitor the implementation of the City Wastes Management Plan through the city’s various political subdivisions in cooperation with the private sector and NGOs;
  7. Adopt specific sector-revenue generating measures to promote the viability of its Waste Management Plan;
  8. Convene regular meetings for purposes of planning and coordinating implementation of the waste management plans of the respective component barangays;
  9. Oversee the implementation of the City Wastes Management Plan;
  10. Review every two (2) years or as the need arises the City Wastes Management Plan for purposes of ensuring its sustainability, viability, effectiveness and relevance in relation to local and international developments in the field of waste management;
  11. Develop the specific mechanics and guidelines for the implementation of the City Wastes Management Plan;
  12. Recommend to appropriate local government authorities specific measures or proposals for franchise or build-operate-transfer agreements with duly recognized institution, pursuant to R.A. 6957, to provide either exclusive or non-exclusive authority for the collection, transfer, storage, processing, recycling or disposal of municipal solid and liquid waste. The proposal shall take into consideration appropriate government rules and regulations on contracts, franchises and build-operate-transfer agreements;
  13. Provide the necessary logistical and operational support to the city’s component barangays in consonance with subsection (f) of Sec. 17 of the Local Government Code;
  14. Recommend safety measures and safeguards against pollution and for the preservation of the natural ecosystem;
  15. Coordinate the efforts of the city’s component barangays in the implementation of the City Wastes Management Plan.

Section 4. – THE TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG) AND SECRETARIAT. – The Office of the City Mayor shall issue a memorandum for the composition of the Technical Working Group and Secretariat of SWM Board preferably coming from relevant city departments, national government agencies and qualified civil society organizations. The City departments that may be initially tapped to provide the necessary staff support may include but not limited to:

  • City Planning and Development Office;
  • City Environment and Natural Resources Office;
  • City Administrator’s Office;
  • City Engineer’s Office; and
  • Department of Trade and Industry
  • Philippine Coast Guard, Marine Environment Protection Unit

4.1 Duties and responsibilities of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and Secretariat

4.2 The TWG shall provide technical assistance according to their expertise;

4.3The Secretariat shall be responsible for technical support, documentation and coordinative activities of the GSC-SWM Board.

The appointment of each member of the Technical Working Group and/or secretariat of the GSC-SWM Board as identified in the preceding section shall continue until the end of the project term, unless earlier terminated by the Chief Executive.

 

Chapter XIII

General Santos City Culture and the Arts Council

Section 1. Title. – This Ordinance shall be known as the General Santos City Culture and the Arts Council Ordinance of 2007.

Section 2. Declaration of Principles. – The following principles, as spelled out in Republic Act No. 7356 creating the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, are hereby adopted by this ordinance:

a.) CULTURE AS A HUMAN RIGHT. Culture is a manifestation of the freedom of belief and of expression and is a human right to be accorded due respect and allowed to flourish.

b.) NATIONAL IDENTITY. Culture reflects and shapes values, beliefs, aspirations, thereby defining a people’s national identity. A Filipino national culture that mirrors and shapes Philippine economic, social and political life shall be evolved, promoted and conserved.

c.) CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE. The Filipino national culture shall be:

 

  1. INDEPENDENT, free of political and economic structures which inhibit cultural sovereignty;
  2. EQUITABLE, effectively creating and distributing cultural opportunities and correcting the imbalance that has long prejudiced the poor and other marginalized sectors who have the least opportunities for cultural development and educational growth;
  3. DYNAMIC, continuously developing in pace with scientific, technological, social, economic and political changes both in national and international levels;
  4. PROGRESSIVE, developing the vast potential of all Filipinos as responsible change agents of society; and
  5. HUMANISTIC, ensuring the freedom and creativity of the human spirit.

d.) CULTURE BY THE PEOPLE. The Filipino national culture shall be evolved and developed by the people themselves in a climate of freedom and responsibility.

e.) CULTURE FOR THE PEOPLE. The creation of artistic and cultural products shall be promoted and disseminated to the greatest number of the people. The level of consciousness of the people about cultural values in order to strengthen culture and to instill nationhood and cultural unity shall be raised formally through the educational system and informally through extra-scholastic means, including the use of traditional as well as the modern media of communication.

f.) PRESERVATION OF THE FILIPINO HERITAGE. It is the duty of every citizen to preserve and conserve the Filipino historical and cultural heritage and resources. The retrieval and conservation of artifacts of Filipino culture and history shall be vigorously pursued.

Section 3. Creation of the Council. – Envisioned to be the local counterpart of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the General Santos City Council for Culture and the Arts is hereby created to formulate policies for the development of culture and the arts at the City level; implement these policies in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as well as affiliated cultural entities both from the private and public sectors; “encourage artistic creation within a climate of artistic freedom; develop and promote the Filipino national culture and arts; and preserve Filipino cultural heritage.” The council shall be under the Office of the City Mayor and shall render annual accomplishment report to the City Mayor.

Section 4. Composition. – General Santos City Culture and the Arts Council shall be composed of the following:

Chairperson – City Mayor
Vice Chairperson/Action Officer – Chairperson, SP Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Affairs

Members :

  • Chairperson, SP Committee on Rules
  • Chairperson, SP Committee on Education
  • Chairperson, SP Committee on Public Affairs, Consumers’ Protection & Information
  • Seven Persons from the Private Sector who shall be designated by the City Mayor to represent the following:

* Performing Arts
* Visual Arts
* Literature & History
* Research
* Print & Broadcast Media
* Celebrations & Commemorations
* Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Heritage

A  Representative from:

  • City Economic Management Development and Cooperative Office (CEMCDO)
  • City Budget Office
  • General Santos City Tourism Council
  • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
  • Office of the City Cultural Communities
  • NCIP/authorized IP representative
  • Three (3) schools particularly from the academe’s Arts & Culture Department to be designated by the Office of the City Mayor
  • Liga ng mga Barangay
  • Department of Education

Section 5. Term of Office. – The Sangguniang members shall serve up to the end of their current term as councilors. Private sector representatives shall be co-terminus with that of the appointing City Mayor.

Section 6. Mandate. – The Council is hereby mandated to conceptualize, craft and implement plans, policies, programs and projects in conformity with the principles spelled out in Section 2 hereof.

Section 7. Powers and Functions. – In order to pursue its mandate, the Council shall have the following powers and functions:

  • Prepare an annual plan on culture and the arts consonant to the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and the Arts, to be integrated in the local development plan of the city;
  • Formulate programs and recommendations to develop local culture and the arts;
  • Ensure the protection, preservation and conservation of the local cultural and historical heritage;
  • Conduct cultural events such as cultural festivals, competitions, lectures, seminars, fora and symposia; set up exhibits during fiestas and other related activities;
  • Conduct periodic consultations with stakeholders to identify grassroots-based cultural concerns, issues and agenda;
  • Encourage the development of local cultural industries;
  • Conduct periodic inventory of local cultural objects and sites in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Museum, National Historical Institute, National Library and other national cultural agencies;
  • Coordinate with existing local culture and the arts councils;
  • Evaluate the implementation of the local annual plan for culture and the arts;
  • Ensure continuous and sustainable cultural education;
  • Set up a city-wide network of barangay councils for culture and the arts to ensure optimum people-based participation;
  • Network with international, national and local cultural and artistic groups/agencies;
  • Link up with government and non-government agencies for assistance;
  • Advise the City Mayor on all matters pertaining to culture and the arts;
  • Accept donations from both the public and private sectors;
  • Mount fund-raising projects;
  • Craft the implementing rules and regulations of this ordinance;
  • Formulate the annual budget of the Council and submit the same to the City Mayor for inclusion in the annual budget;
  • Perform other functions which may be necessary for the preservation/conservation of national cultural heritage/properties.

Section 8. Operational Budget. – During its first year of operation, the Council shall draw its budget from the account of the Office of City Economic Management Cooperative and Development and, in the succeeding year(s), a separate appropriation account in favor of the Council shall be included in the annual budget.

Section 9. Secretariat. – The Office of City Economic Management Cooperative and Development shall act as secretariat of the General Santos City Culture and the Arts Council.

 

Chapter XIX

Local Coconut Industry Development Council

Section 1. TITLE. – This ordinance shall be known as the “Local Coconut Industry Development Council (LCIDC) of the City of General Santos”.

Section 2. Definition. As used in this ordinance, the following terms and phrases shall mean as follows:

a. Local Development Council (LDC) – is a special body provided for in Title 6, Section 106 of the Local Government Code of 1991. As stated in the said provision, the development council at the provincial, city, municipal or barangay level shall assist the corresponding Sanggunian in setting the direction of economic and social development, and coordinating development efforts within its territorial jurisdiction.

b. Sectoral and Functional Committee – refers to the body provided for in Title 6, Section 112 of the LGC of 1991.

Section 3. Creation of the Local Coconut Industry Development Council. – There is hereby created the Local Coconut Industry Development Council, to serve as a sectoral or functional committee to respond to and integrate the needs, vision and plans of the stakeholders of the local coconut industry of the City of General Santos to ensure policy coordination and uniformity in operational directions and directly establish linkages with NGAs for development, investment and consultative purposes.

Section 4. Composition.

a) The composition of the Local Coconut Industry Development Council shall be as follows:

  1. Five (5) Local and Small Coconut farmers of the City who shall be elected through a majority vote of all stakeholders present in a Local Assembly;
  2. Two (2) Members from the business sector (i.e, Local Trader, Local Miller, etc.) of the Local Coconut Industry, who shall be elected through a majority vote of all stakeholders present in a Local Assembly;
  3. Three (3) Members from the Local Development Council;
  4. Two (2) Members from Sangguniang Panlungsod;
  5. One (1) Member to represent the Office of the City Mayor

b) The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of LCIDC shall be chosen from among the 13 Members duly elected and/or designated.

Section 5. Functions and Responsibilities. – Consistent with national policies and standards and pursuant to the development of the coconut industry, the LCIDC of General Santos City, as a sectoral or functional committee shall:

  1. Provide the LDC with data and information essential to the formulation of plans, programs, and activities.
  2. Define sectoral or functional objectives, set targets and identify programs, projects and activities for the particular sector or functions.
  3. Collate and analyze information and statistics and conduct related studies.
  4. Conduct public hearings on vital issues affecting the sector or function.
  5. Coordinate planning, programming and implementation of programs, projects and activities within each sector.
  6. Monitor and evaluate programs and projects.
  7. Organize the stakeholders for various coconut-industry related projects.
  8. Establish access mechanism for non-government sourced funding for industry-related projects and programs.
  9. Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the LDC.

Section 6. Participation of LCIDC Affairs. – The LCIDC shall have one vote in the deliberations of projects, plans and programs that are relevant to the coconut industry. In the formulation of local development plans, the LCIDC is mandated to submit a development plan for the coconut industry of the LGU. This plan shall be deliberated upon and subsequently integrated with the necessary modifications, in the final development plan of the LGU.

Section 7. Appropriations. – The sum necessary to effectively carry out the provisions of this ordinance and during the first year of its implementation shall be allocated under the budget of the city. The budget for subsequent years shall not be less than the amount of the preceding years appropriation.

Section 8. Implementing Rules and Regulations.

a) Within thirty (30) days from the approval of this ordinance the implementing rules and regulations shall be formulated and be submitted to the Sangguniang Panlungsod for ratification.

b) The Committee to formulate the rules shall be composed of the following:

  1. The City Agriculturist – Chairperson
  2. The Representative of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) – Member
  3. The Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator – Member
  4. The City Budget Officer – Member
  5. The Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary – Member
  6. A duly designated representative of duly registered coconut industry organization – Member
  7. A duly representative from the Office of the City Mayor – Member
  8. The Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Food & Agriculture – Member

c) The City Agriculture’s Office, this City, shall act as Secretariat of the Council and/or Committee, one member of the Local Development Council shall also be a part of the LCIDC of General Santos City.

 

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