First of its Kind Ordinance in the Philippines

P R E A M B L E

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Proponent: Comittee on Ordinances & Legal Matters

Hon Denis V. Virina, Hon Ferdinand O. Sumague, Hon Earl John U. Isleta

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WHEREAS, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines has launched the Small Town Lottery (STL) Project and promulgated the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Second Phase of the Actual Test Runs for the PCSO Small Town Lottery (STL) Project;

WHEREAS, Section 24, Article VII of the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Second Phase of the Actual Test Runs for the PCSO Small Town Lottery (STL) Project provides that the municipality is entitled to a ten (10%) percent allocation of the STL Charity Fund;

WHEREAS, the Local Government Unit of Rizal, Laguna through the Office of the Municipal Treasurer is now receiving the ten (10%) percent from the allocation of the STL Charity Fund which amount pursuant to Section 26, of Article VII of the said revised rules and regulations shall form part of the official fund for charity of the local government unit;

WHEREAS, Section 27, Article VII of the Revised Rules and Regulations provides that disbursement from the said fund shall be done by the local government or agency concerned in accordance with existing laws and regulations;

WHEREAS, to safeguard and maximize the utilization of the charity fund of the Local Government Unit, and in application of Section 16 (General Welfare Clause) R.A. No. 7160 otherwise known as The Local Government Code of 1991 it is deemed proper to enact an ordinance regulating and prescribing the guidelines on the utilization of the ten (10%) percent allocation of the STL Charity Fund in the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna to wit:

ORDINANCE NO. 10-06-2008

AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE GUIDELINES ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE TEN (10%) PERCENT ALLOCATION OF THE STL CHARITY FUND IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, LAGUNA.

Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan:


Continuation of an Ordinance 10-06-2008, page 2 of 3

Section 1. Title. This Ordinance shall be known as An Ordinance Prescribing the Guidelines on the Utilization of the Ten (10%) percent Allocation of the STL Charity Fund in the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna.

Section 2. Definition of Terms.

a. Local Charity Allotments – refers to allotments intended for charity projects that have the character of charity allotments as contemplated in Republic Act No. 1169, as amended.

b. Ten (10%) percent allocation – refers to amount of share remitted by the authorized corporation to the Local Government Unit as provided under Art.VI, Sec. 19 (c) of the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Second Phase of the Actual Test Runs for the PCSO Small Town Lottery (STL) Project.

c. Disbursement – refers to the utilization of funds by the Local Government Unit in accordance with existing laws and regulations as provided under Sec. 27 of Article VII of the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Second Phase of the Actual Test Runs for the PCSO Small Town Lottery (STL) Project.

d. Authorized Corporation – refers to a corporation duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that has applied for and duly qualified and expressly authorized by the PCSO to conduct the actual test runs for the Small Town Lottery Project.

Section 3. Source of Allocation.

(a) The Ten (10%) percent allocation shall derive from the remittances to be made by the authorized corporation within the first ten (10) days of every month pursuant to Section 19, par. (c) of the said Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Second Phase of the Actual Test Runs for the PCSO Small Town Lottery (STL) Project.

(b) The Municipality shall issue the corresponding official receipts duly signed by the Treasurer or any of his duly authorized representative upon receipt of the amount of share as herein provided, which amount shall form part of the official charity fund.

Section 4. Allocation of Fund. (1) To ensure the efficient and effective utilization of this fund, the charity allotments shall be allocated as follows:

(a) The fifty (50%) percent of the fund shall be specifically allocated for health programs, medical assistance and services and charities of national character such as:

i. provision of medicines, medical supplies and medical equipments;

ii. construction, repair and maintenance of Rural Health Building;

iii. PhilHealth membership for indigent families;

iv. Educational program/assistance for deserving college students belonging to indigent families

v. Repair and maintenance of Municipal Ambulance

(b) The other fifty (50%) percent of the fund shall be specifically allocated to the Municipal Social Welfare Office from where referrals by local officials for disbursement for medical and health related expenses will be drawn.

(c) For purposes of setting the amount that the officials can indorse the herein schedule of charity fund shall be observed:

15%

Municipal Mayor

10%

Municipal Vice-Mayor

75%

10-Sanggunian Members

10-Punong Barangays

Section 5. Release of Charity Allotment. The Municipal Treasurer or his duly authorized representative is authorized by this ordinance to release the charity allotment allocated to the Municipal Social Welfare Office ten (10) days after receipt of the ten (10%) percent allocation of the municipality.

The Ten (10) percent allocation that have already been collected by the Municipal Treasurer prior to the approval of this ordinance shall be applied to the projects mentioned under Section 4(a) of this ordinance.

Continuation of an Ordinance 10-06-2008, page 3 of 3

Section 6. Requirements in granting the Charity Allotment to client/s. In granting the charity allotments, the requesting party shall be required to present any of the following documents to the Municipal Welfare Office:

a. Statement of Account signed by the authorized personnel;

b. Medical Abstract from the hospital; or

c. Official Receipt, if there is any

Section 7. Disbursement of Funds. Disbursement of the funds shall be done by the local government unit in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations.

Section 8. Liquidation of allotments. The charity allotment that had already been released as mentioned in Sec. 4 (b) of this ordinance shall be subject to liquidation. No subsequent release of allotment shall be authorized unless necessary liquidation of the preceding allotment had been made by the requesting official.

Section 9. Requirements for Liquidation. In order for the liquidation of allotment be allowed, the concerned official shall submit an official receipt or acknowledgment receipt signed by the a duly authorized personnel or by the requesting party.

Section 10. Separability Clause. If for any reason or reasons any part of the provision of this ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional, invalid or illegal, other part or provision thereof which are not affected shall continue to be in full force.

Section 11. Repealing and Amendatory Clause. Any ordinance and administrative regulation or part or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

Section 12. Effectivity. This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval.

ENACTED this 21st day of October 2008.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE AFORECITED ORDINANCE WAS ENACTED BY THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN.

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