EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 45TH REGULAR SESSION OF THE 16TH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD, CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL ON THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2011.
Hon. Richard L. Atendido City Councilor and Presiding Officer
Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles City Vice-Mayor
Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera City Councilor
Hon. Elizabeth B. Bagonoc City Councilor (Floor Leader)
Hon. Eduardo D. Leyson, IV City Councilor
Hon. Dante S. Vicente City Councilor (2nd Asst. Floor Leader)
Hon. Dominador S. Lagare, III City Councilor
Hon. Marius Orlando A. Oco City Councilor
Hon. Margareth Rose N. Santos City Councilor
Hon. Remus P. De Claro City Councilor
Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena City Councilor (President, Liga ng mga Barangay)
Hon. Mac Alejandre M. Tablazon City Councilor (SK Federation President)
Hon. Vivencio E. Dinopol City Councilor (OL)
Hon. Nepthale P. Natividad City Councilor (OL)
Hon. Virginia T. Llido City Councilor (OL)
WHEREAS, the 1987 Philippine Constitution, while aiming to build a just and humane society and establish a government that shall embody the ideals and aspirations of its citizens towards promoting the common good, enjoins all Filipinos to conserve and develop, among others, the nation’s patrimony;
WHEREAS, Section 14, Article XIV of the same Philippine Constitution also declares that the State shall foster the preservation, enrichment and dynamic evolution of a Filipino national culture based on the principle of unity in diversity in a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression;
WHEREAS, Section 16, Title I, Book I of Republic Act Numbered Seventy-One Hundred and Sixty (RA 7160), otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, authorizes every local government unit to exercise such powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare;
WHEREAS, Section 16, Title I, Book I of the same Republic Act Numbered Seventy-One Hundred and Sixty (RA 7160), otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, also enjoins local government units to ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants;
WHEREAS, by virtue of the foregoing provisions of law, this Sanggunian deems necessary and appropriate in the pursuit of full development, while at the same promoting public morals, patriotism and nationalism, to enjoin every resident of the city including those who sojourn therein, to keep in mind their obligation to know about the city’s humble beginnings, hence, conserve its patrimony consisting of its unique flora and fauna along with its natural resources, from which the city’s progress potentially depends as well as that of its posterity;
NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilor Margareth Rose N. Santos, duly seconded by City Councilor Ronnel C. Rivera, be it –
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved to enact the following Ordinance:
Series of 2011
AN ORDINANCE ENJOINING ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC BANKING INSTITUTIONS, SECURITY AGENCIES, AND OTHER CONCERNED ESTABLISHMENTS LOCATED WITHIN GENERAL SANTOS CITY, WHICH CONDUCT FLAG CEREMONY, TO REGULARLY INCLUDE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS THE SINGING/PLAYING OF THE “GENSAN HYMN”
Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles – Author
Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera, Hon. Dominador S. Lagare III,
Hon. Margareth Rose N. Santos,
& Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena –Principal Sponsors
Hon. Elizabeth B. Bagonoc & Hon. Marius Orlando A. Oco – Co-Sponsors
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, City of General Santos, that:
Section 1. Statement of Policy. – Consistent with Section 16, Title I, Book I of Republic Act Numbered Seventy-One Hundred and Sixty (RA 7160), which declares, viz:
“Section 16. General Welfare. Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdiction, local government units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants.”
this Sanggunian hereby declares as necessary and appropriate local government policy in the pursuit of full development and towards the enhancement of culture, patriotism, and nationalism, among other things, the regular singing/playing of the “Gensan Hymn” to be included, forthwith, in every flag ceremony or any similar patriotic or nationalistic programs to be conducted anywhere within the city’s territorial jurisdiction.
Section 2. General Provision. – Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 hereof, all public and private schools, colleges and universities, local and national government agencies/offices and instrumentalities, public and private banking institutions, security agencies, and other concerned establishments located within General Santos City, which conduct flag ceremony, are hereby enjoined to regularly include in their respective programs the singing/playing of the “Gensan Hymn.”
Section 3. Standard Lyrics and Tempo of the “Gensan Hymn.” – All concerned institutions hereby enjoined shall adopt the following stanzas as the correct lyrics of the “Gensan Hymn,” as accentuated by its standard musical tempo, to wit:
MUSICAL TEMPO: MARCH
Ating ipagdiwang ng buong galang si Heneral Paulino Santos;
Kanyang talino, lakas, at buhay, dito niya ibinuhos;
Upang lahat nang naninirahan;
Panauhin man ay masisiyahan;
Sa ating Lungsod na kung tawagin ay General Santos City.
Mag-aliw tayo sa liwasan ay magsaya;
Maraming tao mula pa nga sa umaga;
Sa abot ng tingin mga bundok ay nakikita;
Sa taas kay ganda Matutum ang syang nangunguna;
Dito sa Timog Cotabato.
Naku! Kay inam ng mga tanawin;
Kay lapad ng mga bukirin;
Nangaghilerang tanim ng puno ng pinya at mga saging;
Ngayong lahat ay may unawaan;
Kristiano’t Muslim, T’boli at B’laan;
Sa ating Lungsod na kung tawagin ay General Santos City.
(Repeat 2nd Stanza)
Section 4. Amendatory Clause. – The provisions of previous local enactments, resolutions, memoranda, circulars, and other issuances which are inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 5. Separation Clause. – In the event that a provision or some provisions hereof are found or decreed to be invalid or unconstitutional, all other provisions hereof not affected by such pronouncement or decree shall remain to be in full force and effect.
Section 6. Effectivity Clause. – This Ordinance shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the completion of its full publication in any newspaper of general circulation within General Santos City.
Enacted by the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod, City of General Santos, on its 45th Regular Session held on June 02, 2011.
ROSALINDA L. MONDIDO
Legislative Staff Officer V
OIC-Secretary to the Sanggunian
RICHARD L. ATENDIDO
City Councilor and Presiding Officer
Approved by Her Honor, the City Mayor on___________, 2011.
DARLENE MAGNOLIA R. ANTONINO-CUSTODIO