EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 103RD REGULAR SESSION OF THE 14TH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD, CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2006.
Hon. Minardo A. Avila, Jr. City Councilor (Acting Vice-Mayor & Presiding Officer)
Hon. Dominador A. Lagare City Councilor
Hon. Ramon R. Melliza City Councilor
Hon. Zoilo C. Abing, Sr. City Councilor
Hon. Eduardo D. Leyson III City Councilor
Hon. Jose Mari C. Natividad City Councilor
Hon. Orlando A. Oco City Councilor
Hon. Delia G. Rabanes City Councilor (President, Liga ng mga Barangay)
Hon. Brian G. Estrellan City Councilor (SK Federation President)
Hon. Florentina L. Congson City Vice Mayor (Acting City Mayor)
Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles City Councilor (President Pro-Tempore) (V.L.)
Hon. Jose Orlando R. Acharon City Councilor (Floor Leader) (V.L.)
Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena City Councilor (1st Assistant Floor Leader) (V.L.)
Hon. Minda L. Atendido City Councilor (2nd Assistant Floor Leader) (V.L.)
Hon. Jose Mariano Constantino G. Gonzalez City Councilor (V.L.)
WHEREAS, taking into consideration the need to permanently assemble a Local Pre-Marriage Counseling Team for the City that would carry out a uniform, effective, and comprehensive pre-marriage counseling to would-be couples and parents in pursuance of the requisites of the law, this Sanggunian enacted on November 29, 2001 City Ordinance No. O8, Series of 2001;
WHEREAS, in February of 2004, the said Ordinance was amended taking into account the necessity to impose certain fees which could be used to defray the expenses that would be incurred in the course of holding such counseling activities;
WHEREAS, further amending the aforesaid Ordinance is indispensable for the purpose of reorganizing the membership of the City’s Pre-Marriage Counseling Team previously created thereby;
NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilor Ramon R. Melliza, duly seconded by City Councilor Delia G. Rabanes, be it –
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, to enact this Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 06
Series of 2006
AN ORDINANCE FURTHER AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 08, SERIES OF 2001, ENTITLED: “AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELING TEAM IN THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PROVIDING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
Hon. Ramon R. Melliza, Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena, Hon. Minardo A. Avila Jr., Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles,
Hon. Minda L. Atendido, Hon. Eduardo D. Leyson III – Sponsors
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of this City, that:
Section 1. The organization and membership in Section 1 of Ordinance No. 08, Series of 2001 as amended by Ordinance No. 01, Series of 2004 is hereby further amended so as the same shall now read as:
Section 1: Organization and Membership. There shall be organized in the City of General Santos a Pre-Marriage Counseling Team, hereinafter referred to as the “PMC Team”, to be composed of some ex-officio members with the representative from the City Population Management Office to act as team leader thereof, to wit:
a.) Representative from the City Population Management Office;
b.) Representative from the City Health Office;
c.) Representative from the City Social Welfare and Development Office;
d.) Representative from Non-Government Organizations, (membership thereof is upon recommendation of duly accredited Non-Government Organizations (NGOs); and
e.) Representative from the Local Civil Registrar’s Office.
Section 2. Section 4 of Ordinance No. 08, Series of 2001, as amended by Ordinance No. 01, Series of 2004, is also further amended so as the same shall now read as:
Section 4: Payment of Pre-Marriage Counseling Fee. Upon registration for the Pre-Marriage Counseling Seminar, the couple/applicant shall pay to the City Treasurer’s Office the amount of One Hundred Fifty Pesos (
P150.00) for pre-marriage counseling services on regular schedule and Five Hundred Pesos ( P500.00) on pre-marriage counseling services on special schedule. The amount collected shall be placed on a trust fund to be utilized for the following needs to support the pre-marriage counseling activities:
- Procurement of:
a.) Supplies and materials
b.) Food supplies;
c.) Furniture and fixtures;
d.) Printing and binding of information materials and certificates;
e.) IT supplies (computer set with accessories and printer) and other Capital Outlay;
f.) Representation Expenses during PMC sessions and meetings;
- 2. Repair and maintenance of building and office equipment;
- 3. Payment for Other Maintenance and Operating Expenses;
- 4. Traveling Expenses of Pre-Marriage Counselors;
- 5. Training Expenses;
- 6. Other Professional Services;
- 7. Communication Expenses; and
- 8. Support to other related PMC services not stated therein.
If the couple/applicants need an interpreter, the interpreter’s fee shall be separately shouldered by the applicant, except when the interpretation is done by the staff of the PMC Team, in which case, the same shall be free of charge.”
Section 3. Separability Clause. If for certain reasons some provisions of this Ordinance are found to be invalid or unconstitutional, all other provisions hereof not affected thereby shall remain to be in full force and effect.
Section 4. Effectivity Clause. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.
Enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, City of General Santos, on its 103rd Regular Session held on June 29, 2006.
VIRGINIA P. DIME, MPA
Assistant Secretary to the Sanggunian
MINARDO A. AVILA, JR.
Acting Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer
Approved by His Honor, the City Mayor on___________, 2006.
PEDRO B. ACHARON, JR.