TACLOBAN CITY, March 2 (PNA) — The Leyte provincial board is largely counting on internet to review local ordinances while its members are busy with election-related activities.
Vice Governor Carlo P. Loreto said the paperless system has allowed provincial board members to review the agenda ahead of their regular weekly sessions.
“Because of the system, the board can post agenda online making it available for its members. Because of this, the provincial board has no backlogs as all items needed of their action were taken,” Loreto added.
On Tuesday, the board has tackled 31 items, which include resolutions, annual budget of several towns, new ordinances for review as well as granting authority to the governor for several contract between the province and national government agencies and private companies.
Loreto said that despite his busy schedule, he sees to it that the regular session every Tuesday would not be cancelled.
The province has 12 board members, representing the five legislative districts and two ex-officio members representing the association of village chiefs and Philippine Councilors League.
At least nine of them are seeking fresh terms, one will retire from politics and one will run for town mayor. (PNA)
LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA