EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 66th REGULAR SESSION

November 20, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Legislative Session Hall, Capitol, Surigao City

PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 04
Series of 2017
AN ORDINANCE RENAMING THE PROVINCIAL SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE TO PROVINCIAL SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, ADOPTING THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 9433 AND REPUBLIC ACT 7160 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Author / Sponsor: Board member Nathaniel A. Plaza

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State under Section 17, Article II of the 1987 Constitution that the state shall give priority to education, science and technology, arts, culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation and development;

WHEREAS, Section 76 of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides that, every local government unit shall design and implement its own organizational structure and staffing pattern taking into consideration its service requirement and financial capability, subject to the minimum standard and guidelines prescribed by the Civil Service Commission;

WHEREAS, under the section 5 of Republic Act 9433, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public Social Workers, all government social work agencies and institutions shall be headed by registered social workers except for cabinet and non-career positions.

WHEREFORE, be it enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Surigao del Norte in session assembled that:

SECTION 1. RENAMING. The provincial Social Services Office (PSSO) shall be renamed to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).

SECTION 2. CHANGE OF NOMENCLATURE. By virtue of the R.A. 9433 the nomenclature of the Provincial Social Services Officer (Department Head) shall be change to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, further, the Assistant Provincial Social Services Officer (Assistant Department Head) shall also be change to Assistant Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer.

2.1 – Qualifications. No person shall be appointed as Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (Department Head) unless:
(a) A citizen of the Republic of the Philippines
(b) A resident of the Province of Surigao del Norte
(c) Thirty (30) years of age or over;
(d) Good Moral Character;
(e) A duly registered and licensed social worker or R.A. 1080;
(f) A graduate of Bachelor Degree in Social Work
(g) A holder of Masters Degree preferably in Social Work or any
related course from a college or university;
(h) Has had experience in the practice of social work for at least five (5) 
years;

2.2. – Qualifications. No person shall be appointed as Assistant Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (Assistant Department Head) unless:
(a) A citizen of the Republic of the Philippines
(b) A resident of the Province of Surigao del Norte
(c) Thirty (30) years of age or over;
(d) Good Moral Character;
(e) A duly registered and licensed social worker or R.A. 1080;
(f) A graduate of Bachelor Degree in Social Work
(g) A holder of Bachelor of Science in Social Work 
(h) Has had experience in the practice of social work for at least four (4) 
years;

2.3. – Function and Responsibilities. Functions and responsibilities of the Department Head and Assistant Department Head shall be in accordance to R.A. 9433 and R.A. 7160:

SECTION 3. All three (3) Divisions (Social Welfare Division, Population Development Division, and Administrative Division) and positions under the Provincial Social Service Office shall be carried over to the new Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, respectively, to wit:

3.1 Social Welfare Division
1. Social Welfare Officer I SG 11
2. Social Welfare Assistant SG 8
3. Social Welfare Assistant SG 8
4. Statistician Aide SG 4

3.2 Population Development Division
1. Community Affairs Officer IV SG 22
2. Community Affairs Officer III SG 18
3. Community Affairs Officer I SG 11
4. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
5. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
6. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
7. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
8. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
9. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
10. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
11. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
12. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
13. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
14. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
15. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
16. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
17. Community Affairs Assistant I SG 5
18. Administrative Aide IV SG 4

3.2a Nutrition Section
1. Sanitation Inspector I SG 6
2. Sanitation Inspector I SG 6
3. Statistician Aide SG 4
3.2 Administrative Division
1. Administrative Officer II SG 11
2. Administrative Aide VI SG 6
3. Administrative Aide IV SG 4
4. Administrative Aide IV SG 4
5. Administrative Aide IV SG 4

SECTION 4. The Head of Social Welfare Division shall also be a registered and license Social Worker (or R.A.1080).

SECTION 5. APPLICATION OF LAWS. The Civil Service Law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations shall apply to all personnel of the office and shall be properly observed and other related laws such as R.A. 9433 and R.A. 7160.

SECTION 6. REPEALING CLAUSE. All ordinances, executive orders, rules and regulations, and other issuance or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

SECTION 7. EFFECTIVITY – This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED on motion of Board Member Nathaniel A. Plaza and duly seconded by Board Member Edgar T. Andanar.

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 32nd REGULAR SESSION

March 13, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Legislative Session Hall, Capitol, Surigao City

PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 01
Series of 2017
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER III OF PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 04, “PROVINCIAL INVESTMENT CODE IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE SERIES OF 2009 AS AMENDED”.

Sponsor: Board Member Melva P. Garcia

BE IT ENACTED by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Surigao del Norte in session assembled that:

SECTION I. AMENDMENT – Section 4 of Chapter 3 of the Provincial Ordinance No. 4, series 2009 is hereby further amended to read as follows;

CHAPTER III
Surigao del Norte Investment Board

SECTION 4. Composition of the Board – The Surigao del Norte Investment Board shall be composed of the following:
Chairman : Provincial Governor

1st Vice Chairperson : SP Chairman, Committee on Economic Affairs and Enterprise, Trade, Commerce and Industry

2nd Vice Chairperson: President, Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Members:
1. SP Chairman, Committee on Finance, Budget & Appropriation
2. Provincial Treasurer
3. Head of the Office of the Provincial Planning and 
Development Office
4. Provincial Director Department of Trade and Industry
5. President or Chairman of the Surigao- Filipino Chinese 
Chamber of Commerce 
6. President or Chairman of the Surigao Bankers Club
7. President or Chairman of the Chamber of Mines of Caraga
8. Chairman of the Provincial Tourism Council
9. League of Municipalities President
10. Local Economic Investment Officer – PEEDMO
11. Small Medium Enterprise Council
12. Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council – PAFC
13. Provincial Tourism Officer

SECTION 2. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – all other provisions of the existing Code which are not affected with this amendment shall remain effective and valid.

SECTION 3. EFFECTIVITY – This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED on motion of Board Member Melva P. Garcia and duly seconded by Board Member Fernando T. Larong.

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 63rd REGULAR SESSION

October 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Legislative Session Hall, Capitol, Surigao City

PROPOSED TAX ORDINANCE NO. 01
ORDINANCE ENACTING THE “SCHEDULE OF BASE MARKET VALUES FOR THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF REAL PROPERTY” IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE FOR THE 2017 FIFTH GENERAL REVISION OF ALL REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 51st REGULAR SESSION

July 24, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Legislative Session Hall, Capitol, Surigao City

PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 03
Series of 2017
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 4 OF APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 01, SERIES OF 2017.

Sponsor: Board Member Fernando T. Larong

BE IT ENACTED by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Surigao del Norte in session assembled that:

SECTION I. AMENDMENT – Section 4 of Appropriation Ordinance No. 01, series 2017, the position title of Executive Assistant IV – SG 24/1 under the Provincial Governor’s Office is hereby amended to Executive Assistant V – SG 24/1;

SECTION 2. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – all other provisions of the existing Code which are not affected with this amendment shall remain effective and valid.

SECTION 3. EFFECTIVITY – This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED on motion of Board Member Fernando T. Larong and duly seconded by Board Member Melva P. Garcia.

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 43rd REGULAR SESSION

May 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Legislative Session Hall, Capitol, Surigao City

PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 02
Series of 2017
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES, PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN ACCEPTING PANTAWID PAMILYA CASH CARD AS LOAN COLLATERAL, PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

Author: Board Member Nathaniel A. Plaza
Sponsor/Co-Author: Board Member Leonila P. Gorgolon

WHEREAS, the National Government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in response to the Millennium Development Goals has been implementing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a poverty reduction and social development strategy that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-18 years old;

WHEREAS, 4Ps is also a women-empowerment program providing direct financial grant to qualified households with young children under the guardianship of housewives giving the latter available financial resources for education and livelihood in order to overcome excessive economic disparity within the community. However, in some cases the father or any responsible adult member can stand as guardian in the absence of the mother;

WHEREAS, DSWD has issued the Pantawid Pamilya Cash Card to qualified beneficiaries as a tool used to extend said government assistance;

WHEREAS, out of 33,663 registered and active beneficiaries in this Province, 416 or 1.25% grantees have been involved in cash card pawning excluding those unreported or have not been verified;

WHEREAS, the Provincial Grievance Committee has validated and confirmed this cash card pawning of beneficiaries either to government employees, private individuals, groups or local business establishments;

​WHEREAS, pawning defeats the serious intention of the government to fight and break the inter-generational cycle of poverty;

WHEREAS, the DSWD through the National Advisory Committee (NAC) Resolution No. 40 series of 2014 has laid down the procedural guidelines in handling cash card pawning misdemeanors and their sanctions based on the context, merit, and gravity of the case.

WHEREAS, to discourage and eliminate the recorded incidence and avoid the same occurrences in the future, this ordinance is deemed necessary.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by this SANGGUNIAN PANLALAWIGAN in session assembled, that:

Article 1
TITLE
Section 1. Title – This ordinance shall be known as “AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES, PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN ACCEPTING PANTAWID PAMILYA CASH CARD AS LOAN COLLATERAL, PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF”

Article 2
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Section 1. Definition of Terms – Terms used on this ordinance:
a. Beneficiary – refers to the active household registered in the Conditional Cash Transfer Program with a 0-18 year old child/ children eligible for Compliance Verification System Monitoring;
b. Business establishment – this includes any store, supermarket, cooperative, lending institutions, banks, among others;
c. Cash Card – a tool issued by the DSWD used to withdraw cash grant from the government’
d. Collateral – any security put up by a borrower to ensure that the debt will be paid, in this Ordinance refers to the Pantawid Pamilya Cash Card;
e. Excessive economic disparity – greatly disproportionate standing in terms of income;
f. Government employee – an individual working in any public office who belongs to the rank-and-file regardless of his employment status;
g. Government Official – any person elected to a public position or any individual appointed in any public office and holding supervisory rank or higher;
h. Group – any association, aggrupation and the like;
i. Interest – the amount imposed by the lender on top of the principal amount which are both paid by the borrower;
j. Non-4Ps beneficiary – any individual or group not registered with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program;
k. Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps – a government program giving financial assistance to extremely poor households to help families in the education of their children and let them embark on any livelihood project in order to improve their lives;
l. Pawn – to borrow money with security or collateral the principal of which is subject to interest usually excessive;
m. Pawnee – the lender;
n. Pawner – the borrower who puts up the corresponding collateral;
o. Principal – the amount borrowed;
p. Private individual – any non-beneficiary or non-government official/ employee.
q. (P/C/MCAC) – Provincial / City / Municipality Convergence Advisory Committee

Article 3
PROHIBITED ACTS
Section 1. Cash Card Pawning is a prohibited act as stipulated in NAC Resolution No. 20 of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Section 2. It shall be considered a misdemeanor for any individual, group or business establishment to accept 4Ps Cash Card as loan collaterals.

Article 4
PENALTY CLAUSE
Section 1. For Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary
a. First Offense – Counselling by the Municipal Link with a written warning from the head of the Provincial Operations Office and blocking of Cash Card account;
b. Second Offense – Counselling by the Social Welfare Officer III and a written warning from the Regional Director while the grant of the erring household shall be suspended / not released for one (1) payment or for a period of two (2) months.
c. Third Offense – Delisting of the erring household under the Grievance Redress System (GRS) Fraud duly approved by the Regional Director and tagging to be facilitated by the Regional Grievance Officers. Said delisting is non-appealable.
Section 2. Acceptance of the cash card as collateral by any government official / employee, private individual, group or business establishment shall be prohibited and offenders shall be meted by the following:
For non-beneficiary:
a. First Offense – a written notice shall be issued by the Provincial/ City/ Municipal/Provincial Convergence Advisory Committee duly acknowledged by the Pawner and the Pawnee.
b. Second Offense – 
b.1. For government officials/ employees – a written warning with attachment to individual service record.
b.2 For private individual, group or establishment – a fine of one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) per cash card pawned and / or suspension of business permit.
c. Third Offense – 
c.1. For government officials/ employees – Administrative (R.A. 6713 and other related laws, rules and regulations) sanctions and criminal prosecution.
c.2. For private individual, group or establishment – a fine of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) per cash card pawned and / or cancellation of business permit.

Article 5
ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURE
Section 1. The Provincial / City / Municipal Convergence Advisory Committee shall be created to spearhead and ensure the implementation of this ordinance, to wit:
Chairperson: Provincial Governor – Province
City Mayor – City
Municipal mayor – Municipality
Vice Chairperson: Social Welfare and Development Officer
Members: DILG
Health Officer
DepEd
PNP
NGOs / POs Representative
Barangay Council

Article 6
ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
Section 1. Any report from the field regarding violations of this Ordinance shall be duly verified and confirmed by the assigned City/ Municipal Link of the Program;
Section 2. Upon verification and confirmation, a formal written report shall be submitted to the Provincial /City/Municipality Convergence Advisory Committee (P/C/MCAC) for appropriate action.
Section 3. The P/C/MCAC shall convene and create a validation team to verify the formal reports from the field with facts and evidence;
Section 4. The validating team shall make a report with corresponding recommendation/s which shall be submitted to the P/C/MCAC for appropriate action.

Article 7
Disposition of Fines
Section 1. All fines collected in the enforcement of this Ordinance shall be deposited to the LGU/s Trust Fund and such shall be utilized for the programs and activities of the 4PS subject to the usual auditing and accounting rules and procedures.

Article 8
Final Provision
Section 1. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. – Should any provision hereof be declared unconstitutional or ultra vires, the others not so declared shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 2. REPEALING CLAUSE. – All other provisions of existing ordinances, resolutions and executive issuances inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

Section 3. EFFECTIVITY. This Ordinance shall take effect upon approval and prescribed posting and publication.

PASSED AND APPROVED on motion of Board Member Leonila P. Gorgolon and duly seconded by Board Member Nathaniel A. Plaza.

I HEREBY CERTIFY TO THE CORRECTNESS OF THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE.