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” The Municipality of Rizal, Laguna has no garbage dumpsite  (open dumpsite/ sanitary landfill) yet “.

ORDINANCE NO._____

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS ON DRY GOODS AND REGULATING ITS UTILIZATION ON WET GOODS AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF STYROFOAM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, LAGUNA AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES THEREOF.

Author: Councilor Ferdinand O. Sumague

WHEREAS, Article II, Sec. 6 of the Philippine Constitution provides that the State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature;

WHEREAS, Sec.3 (i) of the of RA 7160 provides that the Local Government Unit shall share with the national government the responsibility in the management and maintenance of ecological balance within their territorial jurisdiction;

WHEREAS, Sec. 447 (vi) of RA 7160 also empowers the Sangguniang Bayan to protect the environment and impose appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the environment including such activities which result in pollution, acceleration or eutrophication of rivers and lakes or of ecological imbalance;

WHEREAS, Plastic bags are rampantly used as packing materials in the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna and elsewhere;

WHEREAS, Plastic bags and styrofoam, being non-biodegradable materials clog our canals, creeks, rivers and other waterways during rainy season.

WHEREAS, despite serious efforts of the municipality to segregate compostable, reclyclable and re usable waste materials, plastics and other similar materials remain in the waste stream and eventually become residuals;

WHEREAS, the municipality is spending considerable amount of money for the operational and maintenance expenses of waste disposal;

WHEREAS, the Municipality of Rizal in its desire to reduce if not totally eliminate the use of plastic film bags as packing materials such as woven bags (bayong), cloth bags (katsa), paper bags and other similar materials (e.g. banana leaves etc.) and at the same time enjoyed to promote the “Bring Your Own Bag Program” (BYOB);

WHEREAS, there is now a need to regulate the use of plastic bags to prevent potential serious ecological imbalance particularly in the municipality’s creeks, rivers and other waterways;

NOW THEREFORE, on a motion of Hon. Ferdinand O. Sumague, duly seconded by Hon. Earl John U. Isleta, Hon Denis V. Virina, Hon Marlon Z. Solquia and approved by all members present,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN in session assembled, THAT:

Section 1. Title. This Ordinance shall be known as “ An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Plastic Bags on Dry Goods & Regulating its Utilization on Wet Goods and prohibiting the use of Styrofoam in the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna and Prescribing Penalties Thereof.”

Section 2. Definition of terms. For purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms are defined as follows:

(a) “Cloth Bag” (a.k.a. Katsa)- refers to the reusable packaging material made of cloth (biodegradable) used in the packing of flour, wheat and other similar goods.

(b) “Dry Goods” – refers to any product that do not require refrigeration or freezing to maintain such as textiles and clothing.

(c) “Dry Market” – refers to the store of products that do not require refrigeration of refrigeration to maintain.

(d) “Plastic Bags” – also known as sando bags, pouch, plastic shopping bags and plastic film bags. It is a type of flexible packaging material made of thin, plastic film that is used for containing and transporting goods and other products (commercial or industrial). It shall also to thin-gauge packaging medium that is used as bags or wraps.

(e) “Styrofoam” – refers to a kind of packaging material used as food containers, disposable cups, plates, etc.

(f) “Plastic Wastes”– refers to any plastic packaging material thrown as waste.

(g) “Primary Packaging materials”– refers to those types of packaging that containing wet produce, snack foods, frozen foods, hardware, etc.

(h) “Secondary Packaging materials”-refers to those kind of packaging materials for wet goods to provide support to any primary packaging and intended for the convenience of the handler, as well.

(i) “Wet Goods” –refers to any product that requires refrigeration or freezing to maintain such as fish, meat, fresh poultry products, fruits, vegetables, beverages and cooked foods in the carinderias/eateries.

(j) “Wet Market” – generally refers to the store of products that requires refrigeration of freezing to maintain. These include the wet section in public markets, supermarkets, mini marts, restaurants and carenderias/eateries.

(k) “Wooven Bags” (a.k.a. Bayong) – refers to biodegradable packaging material made of woven pandan or buri leaves and other similar materials.

Section 3. Prohibition on the Use of Plastic Bags on Dry Goods. No business establishment shall utilize plastic bags as packaging materials on dry goods.

Section 4. Regulating the Use of Wet Bags on Wet Goods. Bussiness establishments dealing on wet goods shall use plastic bags as primary packaging material.

Section 5.Prohibition on the Use of Styrofoam. No business establishment shall use styrofoams and other similar materials as containers for foods, produce and other products.

Section 6.Prohibition on the Selling of Plastic Bags. No business establishment shall offer or sell plastic bags to be used as secondary packaging material or as primary packaging material on dry goods.

Section 7. Plastic Wastes not to be collected. Plastic bags discarded or other similar plastic waste materials will not be included in the collection of non-biodegradable wastes. These materials must be cleaned and dried prior to submission to their respective barangays for proper disposal.

Section 8. Monitoring of Ordinance. The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) shall monitor the effective implementation of this Ordinance. The MENRO shall Prepare a semi-annual report on the progress of the implementation of this Ordinance.

Section 9. Information, Education and Communication Campaign. Upon approval of this Ordinance, the municipality shall conduct massive information, education and communication campaigns using quad media (print, radio, television and internet) and shall also include the promotion of alternative bio-degradable packaging materials.

Section 10. Implementing Rules and Regulatios. Within thirty (30) days from the approval of this Ordinance, the necessary rules and regulations shall be issued by the mayor for the proper and effective implementation of this Ordinance.

Section 11. Prohibited Acts. Bussiness establishments and/ or individuals are prohibited from:

(a) Selling and providing plastic bags to costumers as secondary packaging materials on wet goods;

(b) Selling and providing plastic bags to costumers as packaging materials on dry goods;

(c) Selling and providing Styrofoam as containers; and

(d) Disposing plastic wastes.

Section 12. Penalties. All business establishments who violated any of the prohibited acts stated above shall be punished through the imposition of the following penalties:

First Offense : P 500,00 fine

Second Offense : P 1,000,00 fine

Third Offense : P 2,500,00 fine

Section 13. Separability Clause. If any part of this Ordinance is declared as unconstitutional or unlawful, such declaration shall affect the other parts or section hereof that are not declared unlawful or unconstitutional.

Section 14. Repealing clause. All previous ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be deemed repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 15. Effectivity. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its approval of the Sangguniang Bayan.

Authored By: Hon. Ferdinand O. Sumague

Resolution Expressing the deepest desire of the Local Government Unit of Rizal, Laguna to enter into a “Sisterhood Agreement “ with other Municipalities and Cities with in or outside the province of Laguna. (Pagsanjan, Sta Rosa, Makati, Marikina, Pasig, Quezon City, Munoz NE, etc…) to maximize efforts toward the promotion of peace, understanding and development through people to people interaction along the areas of culture, education, new technology, commerce, trade, agriculture, ecology, local governance and other areas of mutual concern.

WHEREAS; Section 33 of the Local Government Code of 1991 provides that:

“ Local Government Units may, xxx, group themselves, consolidate or coordinate their efforts, services and resources for the purposes of commonly beneficial to them xxx”;

WHEREAS; through “Sisterhood Relationship” the municipality of Rizal, Laguna can foster a long lasting strong bond of friendship and cooperation through their respective local chief executive, mutually bind themselves to formally enter into a covenant of SISTERHOOD;

WHEREAS; Ties toward bilateral cooperation through the adoption of common programs for socio –economic development to foster friendship and cooperation through the exchange of experiences and expertise on areas of mutual interest, such as, in commerce and industry, investment , education, science and technology, culture, arts and tourism, environment and ecology and local governance;

Resolution No._____

Authored by: Hon. Ferdinand O. Sumague

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING WILLINGNESS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, LAGUNA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INDIGENT COMPONENT OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7875, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF RIZAL, LAGUNA, HON. MAYOR ROLEN I. URRIQUIA TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION (Philhealth)

WHEREAS, Section II, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution declare that the state adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development which shall endeavour to make essential goods, health and other services available to all people at affordable cost; prior for the needs of the under priviledged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children shall be recognized. Likewise, it shall be the policy of the State to provide free medical care for paupers;

WHEREAS, to implement the aforementioned constitutional provisions, the Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act No. 7875, “ An Act Instituting a National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIP) and Establishing The Philippine Health Insurance Program (Philhealth)” for the purpose;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the to Administrative Order No. 277 dated June 25, 1996 is issued by the Office of the President , the National Government and the Local Government Unit are directed to ensure the speedy implementation for the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP)

WHEREAS, the Indigent Program of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) provides a mechanism to identify the qualified indigent families and to grant them membership to NHIP through full of partial government subsidies. It will enable them access to medical service in all NHIP accredited providers;

WHEREAS, the Body, considering the beneficent features of RA 7875 as it will vastly improve the over-all Health status of the population and ultimately, their general quality of life and rationalize the Municipal Government’s expenditure for health collectively agreed to adopt the the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) of the government;

WREREAS, the Municipal Government of Rizal, Laguna, thru the Honorable Mayor Rolen I. Urriquia and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Bayan committing and agreeing to shoulder the amount needed to cover indigent families of Rizal, Laguna;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, to adopt the National Health Insurance Program of the National Government and its implementing Rules and Regulation for In-Patient and Out-Patient services to cover indigent families of Rizal, Laguna.

RESOLVED THAT, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna will authorize the Hon. Mayor Rolen I. Urriquia to enter and sign into an agreement with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Represented by the President__________________________________ adopting the NHIP of the National Government and provide health care services to the indigent families of Rizal, Laguna.

RESOLVED FURTHER THAT, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Rizal, Laguna shall cause the enactment of an ordinance allocating funds from its appropriations for health services to finance its counterpart LGU subsidy.

This coming November 1, 2008 (All Souls Day) there will be “NO MORE BAHA”. papasok at palabas sa ating sementeryo. Thru Resolution No. 07-056-2008 authored by Hon. Ferdinand “FERDIE” Sumague duly adopted by the Sangguniang Bayan during the session held  on July 29, 2008 allocating fund of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00) thru Supplemental Budget No. 4 Series-2008 endorsed by the office of the Local Chief Executive dated September 15′,2008 from the municipalities, 80% General Fund for the construction of  almost 60meters in length, 4meters width drainage canal of the Municipal Cemetery in Brgy. Talaga Rizal, Laguna. Project  supervised by the Sangguniang Barangay of Talaga headed by Brgy. Chairman Ernedo Asegurado completed within 10 days. Mission Accomplished !!!

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.

After a long wait, Rehabilitation of the Rizal Elementary School Multipurpose Gym had  undergone a major facelift since it was heavily damage during the height of super typhoon Melenio in 2005. Thru a Resolution Authored by Hon. Ferdinand “FERDIE” Sumague Comittee Chairman on Education  which was strongly adopted by the Sangguniang Bayan of Rizal, Laguna dated January 15, 2008. Resolution No. 01-002-2008 Titled: ANG RESOLUSYON NA MAGALANG NA HUMIHILING SA KGG. TERESITA “NING-NING” LAZARO, NA ATASAN ANG PANGLALAWIGANG INHINYERO NA TANTYAHIN, SURIIN ANG LAWAK NG PINSALA NR RIZAL ELEMENTARY MULTIPURPOSE GYMNASIUM AT AYUSIN ITO SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON AT LAGYAN NG KARAGDAGANG IMPROVEMENT GAYA NG DOWNSPOUT AT MAG-RELEASE NG KAUKULANG PONDO HINGGIL SA PAGSASAAYOS NITO.  Recieved by the Provincial Goverrnors Office February 11, 2008. endorsed by Administrator Dennis “DSL” Lazaro to the Provincial Engineering Office funded at the rate of P660,000.00.