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Republic of the Philippines Region XII Province of Cotabato Municipality of Magpet OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN Minutes of the 24th regular session of the 8th Sangguniang Bayan of Magpet, Cotabato held at the SB session hall on the 17th day of February , 2014. Present: Hon. Efren F. Piñol Hon. Rogelio L. Marañon Hon. Hermana T. Talotalo Hon. Vicenta R. Yunting Hon. Jun L. Lobaton Hon. Marilyn B. Mamon Hon. Manuel M. Aboy,Jr. Hon. Ramiel R. Apostol Hon. Godfrey V. Acupan Hon. Antonio P. Takinan Hon. Elmar S. Manumba Absent: None
Vice-Mayor, Presiding Officer SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member ( IP Representative ) SB Member(ABC President)
1. CALL TO ORDER Hon. Vice-Mayor Efren F. Piñol called the session to order at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. 2. INVOCATION, NATIONAL ANTHEM & MAGPET HYMN Hon. Councilor Jun L. Lobaton led the invocation. The singing of the National anthem and Magpet hymn followed. The councilors then recited the councilor’s creed. 3. ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS During the roll call, all members were present except Hon. Councilor Manumba who came in late. He arrived in the question hour portion. 4. AMENDMENT /APPROVAL OF AGENDA Hon. Councilor Yunting moved to amend the agenda by inserting in the question hour Mr. Edwin A. Gordon, a personnel from PHILHEALTH , to discuss about the new program of the PHILHEALTH wherein the LGU will be authorized to collect the premium of the members. Hon. Councilor Aboy seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion.
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With no other amendments presented, Hon. Councilor Lobaton moved for the adoption of the agenda as presented. Hon. Councilors Aboy and Apostol seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. 5. QUESTION HOUR – MR. EDWIN A. GORDON , PHILHEALTH Personnel. Hon. Councilor Marañon moved to suspend the IRP in order to accommodate Mr. Edwin A. Gordon. Hon. Councilor Mamon seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. Mr. Edwin Gordon was then given the floor. He delivered to the body the information with regards to the program of the PHILHEALTH wherein it is authorizing LGUs to collect the premium payments of the members. He added that the collection will done by the Treasurer’s Office and that PHILHEALTH will provide the training of the personnel who will be assigned to collect the premiums. He also informed the body that the LGU will receive an incentive for being an authorized collection agent. He added that what is needed is a resolution authorizing the LCE to enter into an agreement with PHILHEALTH in order to implement this program. The Presiding Officer then opened the floor for any inquiries from the body. Hon. Marañon asked if there is a Supplemental PHILHEALTH . Mr. Gordon answered that there is because it is the discretion of the LGU concerned. Hon. Mamon rose to say that what Coun. Marañon was trying to point out is the so called emergency PHILHEALTH wherein a person who gets sick and does not have a PHILHEALTH coverage is given a PHILHEALTH card and can immediately use it. Mr. Gordon answered that there is no emergency PHILHEALTH . What is available is the “Point of Care” where in the LGU will place a fund in a government hospital and a constituent with no PHILHEALTH coverage can use it. Hon. Lobaton rose to point out that previously, the Provincial Government is extending the so called emergency PHILHEALTH card. Mr. Gordon answered that such is no longer available now. Hon. Marañon inquired if the PHILHEALTH has any form of direct assistance to the indigents. Mr. Gordon answered that they don’t have and that the indigents are helped through the DOH. He added that they are just to implement. Hon. Yunting inquired if PHILHEALTH will provide the personnel. Mr. Gordon answered that they will just provide the training of the local employee who will be assigned to do the collection. He emphasized that the work load is not that big because the influx of payers will only arrive during the end of each quarter. EFREN F. PIÑOL Vice-Mayor , Presiding Officer
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Hon. Apostol rose to react that the Treasurer’s Office is under the LCE and so the body will just wait for the official communication from the LCE in order to officially act on this matter. The Presiding Officer reacted by saying that the communication from the PHILHEALTH was transmitted to the Mayor’s Office last January. Mr. Gordon said that he was already able to talk with the Mayor and that his response is positive. Hon. Aboy rose to state his suggestion that PHILHEALTH should have a bigger office in Kidapawan so that clients can be accommodated comfortably. Hon. Acupan rose to ask if the tanods can be enrolled because there is a directive that they can’t be enrolled. Mr. Gordon answered that if the Barangay has an IRA of more than one million Pesos, the Tanods cannot be sponsored by the barangay. He added that because of this directive, they are encouraging the LGUs to prioritize the tanods and other barangay workers. Hon. Apostol rose to react that his draft resolution is to request the Mayor to prioritize the BPAT members in the PHILHEALTH Para sa Masa because it is in the process of renewal. Hon. Marañon rose to suggest that the body will pass an ordinance that the PHILHEALTH budget for barangay workers be included in the budget. Hon. Lobaton rose to suggest that a campaign should be done on this matter. Hon. Mamon rose to react that making a PHILHEALTH budget mandatory should be a case to case basis because there are barangay workers whose spouses are already PHILHEALTH members. Hon. Manumba rose to assure the body that he will encourage the barangays to set aside a budget for PHILHEALTH in their annual budget. With no other inquiries , the Presiding Officer thanked Mr. Edwin Gordon for gracing the session. He assured him of the support of the body on this matter. 6. PRIVILEGE HOUR – No one availed of the Privilege hour. 7. READING OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS SESSION 7.1. February 10, 2014 regular session minutes Hon. Councilor Marañon rose to dispense the reading of the minutes and subsequently moved for its adoption. Hon. Councilor Apostol seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. 8. FIRST READING AND REFERRALS TO COMMITTEE PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES, PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS:
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Communication from Hon. Mayor Florenito T. Gonzaga – RE: request for an authority to enter into an agreement with the University of Southern Mindanao represented by its President Dr. Francisco Garcia , relative to the extension and research projects/activities of USM particularly in the field of agriculture, homemaking, youth development, non-formal education and capability building for community development Hon. Councilor Marañon rose to suspend the IRP in order to discuss this matter. Hon. Councilor Lobaton seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. The draft MOA was then presented to the body.
Hon. Marañon rose to say that this agreement is a welcome development for the municipality because this will undoubtedly help the people of Magpet in uplifting their economic situation. He then moved for the approval of this request. Hon Councilors Acupan and Lobaton seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-046. Draft resolution no. 008 Author: Hon. Councilor Yunting – A resolution requesting Hon. Mayor Florenito T. Gonzaga to purchase weighing scale , BP apparatus and nebulizer for the health center of the 32 barangays of the Municipality of Magpet Hon. Councilor Yunting rose to suspend the IRP in order to discuss this matter. Hon. Councilor Lobaton seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. Hon. Yuntingn presented to the body the draft resolution. She reasoned that she drafted this resolution because there are many barangays who are asking from her and Hon. Talotalo. She stressed that they cannot afford to provide this equipments hence the resolution. The Presiding Officer suggested that this matter be brought out during the health board meeting. Hon. Talotalo rose to support the draft resolution because she is aware that many of the equipments are not functional anymore since those were distributed during the time of Mayor Rolando Pelonio. She also added that previously, UNICEF is giving this apparatus but no longer does it anymore these days. Hon. Aboy rose to suggest that a resolution requesting these equipments should also be passed to Hon. Congresswoman Catamco. EFREN F. PIÑOL Vice-Mayor , Presiding Officer
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The Presiding Officer asked the author if she has an idea of the cost of these equipments. Hon. Councilor Yunting said that more or less P150,000.00 The Presiding Officer reacted that he believes it is best to request from other sources such as the congressional office considering that this entails big amount. Hon. Takinan rose to react that he is wondering why the health office did not include in their budget an amount for these equipments. He believes that there should be a budget for the purchase of these equipments because all health centers should have these equipments. Hon. Apostol rose to state that this resolution should be passed already while waiting for the health board to convene so that the Mayor will have an idea already on this need. Hon. Lobaton rose to suggest that this resolution should also be passed to the Governor. Hon. Marañon rose to suggest that this matter be presented to the health board. He also suggested that a resolution should be passed to Vice-President Binay. Hon. Councilor Acupan rose to support the idea that the health board should be convened first so that the board will know the concern. Hon. Apostol rose to reiterate his idea that this resolution be passed while waiting for the health board to convene to give an advance idea to the LCE. With no other clarifications, Hon. Councilor Yunting moved to approve this draft resolution. Hon. councilor Takinan seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-047. Draft resolution no. 009 Author: Hon. Councilor Apostol – A resolution requesting Hon. Mayor Florenito T. Gonzaga to prioritize Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) members in the granting of PHILHEALTH PARA SA MASA card. Hon. Councilor Apostol moved to suspend the IRP in order to discuss this matter. Hon. Councilor Manumba seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. The author presented to the body the draft resolution. Hon. Aboy rose to suggest that the recipients should be checked because there are others whose spouses are members already. The Presiding Officer suggested that the title be amended and add “with the exemption of those who are members already.” Hon. Acupan rose to ask on what to do to those BPAT who are under the barangays with an IRA of more than one million considering that a directive prevents the barangay to enroll them. Hon. Marañon rose to suggest that only those indigent BPAT members should be given PHILHEALTH. EFREN F. PIÑOL Vice-Mayor , Presiding Officer
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Hon. Apostol rose to react that only those BPAT members with really no PHILHEALTH coverage are the target of his resolution. The Presiding Officer posted the question on how to resolve the issue on those BPAT members who cannot be sponsored because the IRA of their barangay is more than one million. Hon. Lobaton rose to suggest that the Barangay Captain should be task to make a list. Hon. Mamon rose to react that the body should not talk about the guidelines because it is the job of the Executive to do that. She also stressed that the guideline regarding the one million IRA is applicable to the barangays only not to LGUs so BPAT members under those barangays can be accommodated by the LGUs. Hon. Aboy rose to support the statement of Hon. Mamon. With no other clarifications made, the author made the motion to approve this draft resolution. Hon. Councilors Acupan and Aboy seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-048. 9. COMMITTEE REPORT : 9.1. Committee report no. 05-2014 – Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation – • Annual Budget of Barangay Tagbac – Ord. no. 3- P1,206,052.00 • Annual Budget of Barangay Pangao-an – Ord. no. 1 – P 1,431,167.00 • Annual Budget of Barangay Don Panaca – Ord. no. 1 – P 835,019.00 • Annual Budget of Barangay Temporan – Ord. no. 1-P1,118,671.00 Hon. Mamon rose to deliver their report. Their committee recommended that these annual budgets be declared valid and operative. The body unanimously approved the recommendation of the committee. Tagbac – Resolution no. 2014-049 Pangao-an – Resolution no. 2014-050 Don Panaca – Resolution no. 2014-051 Tamporan – Resolution no. 2014-052. 10 ANNOUNCEMENT It was announced that on Monday, Hon. Talotalo will give the food for thought during the flag raising ceremony. It was also announced that the Councilors and the Hon. Vice-Mayor Piñol are invited to attend the team building of the employees on February 20-21 at Golden Bay resort, Samal Island. EFREN F. PIÑOL Vice-Mayor , Presiding Officer
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ADJOURMENT With no other matters to be discussed, Hon. Councilor Yunting moved for the adjournment of the session. Hon. Councilor Talotalo seconded the motion. The body unanimously approved the motion. The session was adjourned at 4:05 in the afternoon.
Prepared by: CHARINA A. FERNANDEZ,M.P.A. LLSO IV Noted:
JAMES M. SASI,M.P.A. SB Secretary Approved:
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