TACLOBAN CITY – Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan are currently institutionalizing a system in the province’s legislative house which would be one of their landmark legacies when their terms end in 2012, said Vice Governor Mimiette Bagulaya.
Vice Governor Bagulaya was referring to the Legislative Tracking System (LTS)- a system of computerized process of archiving and safe- keeping of all ordinances which could also be easily drawn and accessed from the system when needed.
According to Bagulaya, this week, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with the members of the provincial legislative body, had conducted an initial presentation and orientation regarding the system as the first step, and on January 18 they will convene again for the next presentation of the next level and so on until the whole system has been introduced.
With today’s very advanced technology of computer systems, it would only take a keyword or two of the ordinance being searched -typed on search, and then the searched ordinance would come out from the database. This is a very fast way of locating any ordinance from the data base compared to the manual wherein “we have to go over bulky piles of pages,” Bagulaya said.
Unopposed in 2010
While other members of the provincial legislative body will be trying their luck in the coming May polls, Vice Governor Bagulaya is thankful that she is running unopposed (just like Gov. Jericho Petilla), saying this may be God’s reward for her dedication to work wherein she almost lost her life when she met a vehicular accident years back from an out-of-town session.
Bagulaya started leading the Leyte Provincial Board in 2004, who, through thick and thin, pushed for the legislative agenda of the province. For her last term she will continue what she has started to include a continued human resource management training among employees, team building for the betterment of service to the people, she said. (FRED PADERNOS)