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Suan bats for empowerment of brgy officials in implementation of health protocols

COUNCILOR Lordan G. Suan on Monday proposed the deputation of barangay officials to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR) to those who violate health protocols in the city.

During the regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, Councilor Suan said he heard unverified reports that Barangay Bugo already passed a resolution allowing themselves to issue the OVR.

“Para sa ako okay kaayo ni siya nga lakang sa Barangay Bugo ug siguro ato ni istudyuhan nga ma-implementar pud nato ni sa tibuok siyudad. Sa tanan mga barangays unta studyuhan nato kung pwede ba ang tanan maoy mag issue og OVR kung gikinahanglan,” the councilor pointed out.

Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, author of the OVR Law, however said there is a procedure to be followed in deputizing officers.

“We will not clip the authority within the ambit of the executive branch because it will not be appropriate for the policy-making body to really identify all the individuals and enforcers because we don’t have the capacity to assess the background and integrity of those who will be issued accountable forms (such as the OVR),” he stressed.

“That is why in our ordinance we do not provide specific organization. If there is one organization or entity who would like to be deputized they (should) go to the city mayor, thru the RCB, and not to the City Council because we don’t have the capacity. Dili nimo pwede i-separate ang protocol sa non-pharmaceutical interventions provisions in our existing ordinance because our OVR covers all our ordinances,” he added.

The report of Councilor Suan was referred to the RCB and the Barangay Council of Bugo.

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