EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 67TH REGULAR SESSION OF THE 14TH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD, CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005.
Hon. Florentina L. Congson City Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer
Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles City Councilor (President Pro Tempore)
Hon. Jose Orlando R. Acharon City Councilor (Floor Leader)
Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena City Councilor (1st Assistant Floor Leader)
Hon. Minda L. Atendido City Councilor (2nd Assistant Floor Leader)
Hon. Jose Mari C. Natividad City Councilor
Hon. Ramon R. Melliza City Councilor
Hon. Zoilo C. Abing, Sr. City Councilor
Hon. Eduardo D. Leyson III City Councilor
Hon. Orlando A. Oco City Councilor
Hon. Jose Mariano Constantino G. Gonzalez City Councilor
Hon. Delia G. Rabanes City Councilor (President, Liga ng mga Barangay)
Hon. Brian G. Estrellan City Councilor (SK Federation President)
Hon. Minardo A. Avila, Jr. City Councilor (Officer-In-Charge-City Mayor’s Office)
Hon. Dominador A. Lagare City Councilor (Sick Leave)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7743 provides for the establishment of Congressional, City and Municipal Libraries as well as Barangay Reading Centers throughout the Philippines, appropriating the necessary funds therefor and for other purposes;
WHEREAS, in view of the foregoing, this Body deems it necessary to create a Library Board which scope shall not only be limited to the City Public Library that caters to the educational and research needs of the constituents of the city, but also includes the rest of the twenty-six barangays by facilitating the setting up of barangay reading centers;
NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilor Lourdes F. Casabuena, duly seconded by City Councilors Jose Orlando R. Acharon, Minda L. Atendido and Delia G. Rabanes, be it –
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved to enact the following Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 10
Series of 2005
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE GENERAL SANTOS CITY LIBRARY BOARD, DEFINING ITS COMPOSITION, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH REPUBLIC ACT 7743 “ AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL, CITY AND MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES AND BARANGAY READING CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES, APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
Hon. Lourdes F. Casabuena & Hon. Ramon R. Melliza – Sponsors;
Hon. Zoilo C. Abing, Sr., Hon. Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles, Hon. Jose Mari C. Natividad,
Hon. Jose MAriano Constanino G. Gonzalez, Hon. Minda L. Atendido,
Hon. Delia g. Rabanes, & Hon. Orlando A. Oco – Co- Sponsors
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of General Santos, That:
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
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:
a.) To determine, in accordance with the Criteria set by the National Library, the annual supplementary budgetary needs for the operation and maintenance of General Santos City Public Library and the supplementary local cost of meeting such needs which shall be reflected in the form of an annual library board budget;
b.) To authorize the City Treasurer as to the disbursement of funds pursuant to the budget prepared and in accordance with existing rules and regulations;
c.) 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;
d.) To create committees which shall advise the General Santos City Public Library on matters such as, but not limited to personnel selection and promotion, bids and awards, grievances and complaint, personnel discipline, budget review, operations review and similar functions;
e.) 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
f.) 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.
Section 9. – SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. – If for one or some reasons a provision of this Ordinance has been found to be invalid or unconstitutional, all other provisions hereof not affected hereby shall remain to be in full force and effect.
Section 10. – REPEALING CLAUSE. – All Ordinances, Executive Orders, Resolutions, Local Memoranda and other issuances or Rules inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 11. – EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. – This Ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, City of General Santos, on its 58th and 59th Regular Sessions held on August 18, 2005 and August 25, 2005, respectively.
(SGD) LOLITA P. PEDRO
Board Secretary III and Officer-In-Charge
Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian
(SGD) FLORENTINA L. CONGSON
City Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer
Approved by His Honor, the City Mayor on___________, 2005.
PEDRO B. ACHARON, JR.
Deemed approved for not having been acted by the honorable City Mayor within the then (10) days reglementary period pursuant to Section (54) (b) of the Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.
May 19, 2006
Date signed (SGD) ATTY. ROSENDO A. ROQUE
Secretary to the Sanggunian