AN ORDINANCE DECLARING THE FIRST FRIDAY OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS ARBOR DAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE

MUNICIPALITY OF DINGRAS

 

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE NINETEENTH (19TH) REGULAR SESSION OF THE  NINTH (9TH) SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF DINGRAS, ILOCOS NORTE HELD AT THE SANGGUNIAN SESSION HALL ON NOVEMBER 4, 2013

 

Members Present:

Hon. Joefrey P. Saguid,                             Vice Mayor/Presiding Officer,

Hon. Enriqueto J. Cañete,                          SB Member

Hon. Lester S. Ballesteros,                         -do-

Hon. Joey S. Apostol,                                  -do-

Hon. Samuel N. Demandante,                   -do-

Hon. Edilberto C. Gudoy,                            -do- Liga President

Hon. Samuelito R. Demandante                -do- Fed. SK President

 

Member/s Absent:             

Hon. Ruben C. Marcos,                               SB Member (Sick Leave)

Hon. Jose Mari Genaro B. Albano,            -do-

Hon. Alfe Garry R. Gamboa,                      -do-

Hon. Nathaniel Ruben D. Taylan II           -do-

 

 

 

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 2013-09-009

Series of 2013

 

AN ORDINANCE DECLARING THE FIRST FRIDAY OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS ARBOR DAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Sponsor: Hon. Joey S. Apostol

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Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan in session duly assembled:

 

Section 1. TITLE – This ordinance shall be known as the "Arbor Day Ordinance in the Municipality of Dingras, Ilocos Norte".

 

Section 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY– It is hereby declared as policy of the Municipality to protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. Towards this end, the vital role and importance of trees in ecological stability is recognized. Hence, there is a need for collaborated effort between the State and its citizenry to combat the loss of our natural resources and rejuvenate our environment by undertaking nationwide tree planting activities and providing effective measures for their maintenance and sustainability.

 

Section 3. Creation of Arbor Day Committee – In implementing the intents of this Ordinance, there shall be created in the Municipality an Arbor Day Celebration Committee, the composition of which shall be as follows:

           

            Chairperson :                                                Local Chief Executive

            Vice Chairperson :                                       Vice Mayor

                                                                                    SB Chairperson, Committee on                                                                                                     Environment and Ecology

            Members:

  • Municipal Agricultural Officer
  • Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO)
  • District Supervisor, Department of Education
  • School Principals (public and private)
  • Local Government Operation Officer;
  • Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer;
  • Municipal Engineer;
  • Tourism Officer designate;
  • Chief of Police, PNP Dingras;
  • SK Federated President;
  • Liga ng mga Barangay President;
  • Two (2) Representatives from the NGO;
  • Tricycle Drivers Association
  • Green Triangle Organization
  • Media Association representative; and
  • Such other members as the Local Chief Executive may deem it necessary.

           

Section 4. FUNCTIONS OF THE ARBOR DAY COMMITTEE – the following are the functions of the Committee:

  • Formulate plans and programs necessary to achieve the intent of this Ordinance;
  • Specify the areas to be planted with trees and ornamental plants;
  • Monitor and record the activities and projects undertaken under this Ordinance; and
  • Such other members as the Local Chief Executive may deem necessary.

 

Section 5. PROCLAMATION OF ARBOR DAY – the Arbor Day Celebration shall be done every first Friday of July; provided, that the Arbor Day (Tree Planting) designated shall be declared as public working holiday in order to ensure the participation of the different sectors of society.

 

Section 6. FUNDING – Special appropriation in the amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php. 50,000.00) per year will be provided by the municipality for the operation and maintenance of the activity.

 

Section 7. INFORMATION AND MONITORING – for information and monitoring purposes, all concerned agencies, department, and institutions shall submit to the Committee their accomplishment in relation to the Arbor Day Celebration.

 

Section 8. SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDLINGS – the Municipal Agricultural Officer shall be responsible in the supply and distribution of seedlings for the tree planting program of the Municipality.

 

Section 9. PLANTING OF TREES – All able-bodied citizens of the Philippines residing in the Municipality, who are at least Twelve (12) years of age, shall be required to plant one (1) tree every year.

 

Section 10. AREAS COVERED BY TREE PLANTING – the Arbor Day Celebrations Committee shall specify the area within the Municipality to be planted or reforested is a protected area or a protection forest, the Committee shall encourage the use of the endemic or indigenous species during the observance of the Arbor Day designated by the municipality.

            The tree planting activities shall be done in any of the following areas:

  • Public school grounds, gardens or other available areas within the school premises;
  • Idle or vacant public lands;
  • Public parks in rural areas;
  • Private schools, parks and lands with the consent of the owner thereof.

 

Section 11. MAINTENANCE OF TREES– The barangay officials and deputized non-governmental organizations shall be responsible for the maintenance of such trees.

 

Section 12. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – if any provisions of this Ordinance or any part thereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions not affected shall continue in full force and effect.

 

Section 13. REPEALING CLAUSE – All ordinances, resolutions, executive orders or regulations and other issuances inconsistent with the provisions and/or purposes of this Ordinance are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

 

Section 14. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE – This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.

 

APPROVED:

 

Voted in favor:  Hon. Enriqueto J. Cañete, Hon. Lester S. Ballesteros, Hon. Joey S. Apostol, Hon. Samuel N. Demandante, Hon. Edilberto C. Gudoy, Hon. Samuelito R. Demandante

Voted against:  N o n e

Abstention:       N o n e

 

 

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the above-quoted ordinance.

 

 

                                                                                                            LYDIA A. AQUINO

                                                                                                                  SB Secretary

ATTESTED:

 

                       JOEFREY P. SAGUID

                            Presiding Officer

                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

                                                                                                            ERDIO E. VALENZUELA                                                                                                                              Mayor