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PADAYON, PROBINSYA! LPP tackles controversial issues during its 3rd General Assembly

Padayon Probinsya

During the 3rd General Assembly (GA) of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) held on 18 February 2023 and hosted by Gov. Edwin Jubahib and Davao del Norte at Club Samal Resort, Samal Island Garden City, LPP approved and adopted the following:

  • Resolution condemning in strongest terms the violence committed against Gov. Mamintal Alonto Adiong of Lanao del Sur on 17 February 2023, wishing him and those who were hurt fast recovery, and expressing heartfelt condolences to those who were left by the four (4) security staff who died during the ambush.
  • Urging the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to fully investigate the ambush of the convoy of Gov. Mamintal Alonto Adiong at 4:00p.m. on 17 February 2023 by unidentified gunmen, and to expedite their investigation to make those responsible for the dastard act be made accountable the soonest time.
  • Expressing strong support and appreciation to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), led by its National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, for initiating the conduct of local-level statistics and other related activities.
  • Urging Congress to increase the allocation for Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the conduct of Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) survey for all local government units regardless of class.
  • Urging the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to transfer or involve the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in managing the Government Support Fund (LGSF) to support LGUs.
  • Elevating to DILG Sec. Benhur Abalos, Jr. for his consideration and appropriate action LPP’s Position that Provincial Governments need not secure Mayor’s Permit in holding sports events or similar activities.
  • Setting the General Assembly of the League of Provinces of the Philippines once every two (2) months.
  • Earnestly requesting His Excellency President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., the Commission on Election (COMELEC), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and other appropriate agencies to consider the engagement of security personnel from the uniformed personnel or officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and other law enforcement agencies of the government for incumbent public officers seeking public office during election period.
  • Urging Congress to enact into law the proposed bill institutionalizing the Conditional Matching Grant for Road and Bridges Repair, Rehabilitation, And Improvement (CMGP).
  • Endorsing Gov. Hermilando “Dodo” Mandanas as representative of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) for consideration and appointment by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) representing the elected local chief executives.

Padayon Probinsya

The GA took a dramatic turn when Gov. Lyndon Barbers of Surigao del Norte sought the support of the governors regarding a controversy involving his own province and its Municipality of Gen. Luna. The Province of Surigao del Norte was supposed to sponsor a national surfing competition but the said municipality insisted that he cannot hold the event without a Mayor’s Permit.

In response, the LPP declared its full support to Gov. Lyndon Barbers and adopted a resolution to bring up the matter to Sec. Abalos.

Before the GA was adjourned, the governors reiterated its endorsement of Cavite Board Member Ram Revilla as President of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP) and his entire slate running for different positions.

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