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Judith seeks three-reading rule in SP

“PARA sa kasayuran sa tanan, dili ta pwede na magdispense sa second reading considering mao na ang debate.”

This was stressed by Councilor James K. Judith II during the 4th Regular Session of the 20th City Council presided over by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez.

Raising no objection to the approval of some resolutions in the agenda, the councilor called on his colleagues to reconsider the process of dispensing the second reading.

All local government units, including the Senate as reference, need to observe the three-reading principle in approving legislative measures even if the same is tedious for the legislators. The whole context of every ordinance or resolution must still be read prior to its respective enactment and/or adoption, explained the councilor.

“Wala ko nagsupak, pwede man nato na himoan three readings in one day pero ang ako lang proseso lang sad unta. For the record, ato ni mabutang na panahon na sad siguro na mausab nato ang pag dispense sa atong mga readings. Kinahanglan mosubay gyud ta sa balaod, three readings is three readings,” Judith further manifested.


During the same session, specifically with regards to the special report of Councilors Roger G. Abaday and Malvern Esparcia relative to the series of crimes in the city and corresponding recommendations, Judith inquired of the specific legislations that should be adopted and/or enacted by the plenary to resolve this.

“Nakita nako na puro man gud to mga executive functions in nature. Ang gusto lang nako masayran para matagaan nato’g pagtutok unsa gyud ang angayan nato himoon, kita nga naa sa konseho,” Judith pointed out. (SP/JAOclarit)


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