Local Special Bodies
City School Board
The Local Government Code of 1991, Sec.98 provides for the creation of a local school board. Thus, the signing of Executive Order No. 19-A by Honorable Hernani Braganza reorganizing the City School Board, on October 12, 2004. This is also a part of the city’s efforts to assure the people of quality education for their children, ensuring future productive citizens for the community.
Headed by the City Mayor, it is tasked to be the advisory committee to the Sangguniang Panlungsod regarding educational matters. It is also responsible for the annual budget, allotted to the maintenance of the city’s public schools and facilities which includes, construction and repair of school buildings; acquisition and procurement of books, instruction materials and information technology resources, educational research, necessary extension of classes and sports activities.
Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)
November 19, 2004 saw the creation of the Bids and Awards Committee of the City of Alaminos, upon the signing of Executive Order No. 20 by the City Mayor. In light of the inevitable growth and development of the city, it acknowledges that it deserves to procure the best services, infrastructure projects and designs and goods. It is then tasked to advertise the invitation to bid, to determine the eligibility of prospective bidders and thus award the contract to the entity that could best serve the purpose and interest of the city.
City Health Board (CHB)
Mayor Hernani Braganza signed the Executive Order No. 18, on October 12, 2004, making the reconstituting of the City Health Board possible.
Its concern includes being the advisory committee to the Sangguniang Panlungsod on health matters, proposal of annual budgetary allocation for the maintenance and operations of health facilities in the city and creating committees that shall serve as advisers to local health agencies regarding, though not limited to DOH technical and administration standards, personnel selection and promotion, bids and awards, grievance and complaints, personnel discipline, budget review and operations review.
City Development Council (CDC)
SEC. 106. Local Development Councils. - (a) Each local government unit shall have a comprehensive multisectoral development plan to be initiated by its development council and approved by its sanggunian. For this purpose, the development council at the provincial city, municipal, or barangay level, shall assist the corresponding sanggunian in setting the direction of economic and social development, and coordinating development efforts within its territorial jurisdiction.
City Crisis Management Committee (CCMC)
Pursuant of Executive Order No. 320 Section 1 (b), the City Mayor signed the reorganization of the City Crisis Management Committee on September 2004. This is also in support of the national government’s determined effort to fight terrorism and prevent any element of crime threaten the security of the people and the economy. With the creation of this committee, which is composed by the city government, the church, and other concerned government organizations, the city aims to curb the occurrence of crisis situations and prepare plans that will mitigate the negative effects of such situations.
City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC)
The national and local government work together in making the country DRUG-FREE. And the realization of this goal begins from each little community scattered across the archipelago. Thus, the city government answers the call for the eradication of illegal drugs by signing the Executive order creating the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, on April 2005. With the increasing commission of heinous crimes due to this menace, the city believes that addressing it aggressively is a priority, thus the importance of a council that will focus its energies in implementing plans of drug prevention.
City Peace and Order Council (CPOC)
Pursuant to Local Government Code of 1991, Sec. 116, the City Mayor signed Executive Order No. 19, creating the City Peace and Order Council, on October 12, 2004. The city also deemed it necessary to create such a council due to its rapid urbanizing. And thus, the need for a council that would be able to ensure the implementation of public security programs and that would encourage the active involvement of the people in maintaining the peace and order in the city. It also prioritizes receiving complaints against a government personnel or agency, civilian or military, and endorse it to the concerned agency with a demand of proper and immediate report and action.
City Culture and Arts Council (CCAC)
The city faces new opportunities with the modernization era rapidly creeping and sinking in every corner of the country. Welcoming this new age thinking can thrust us to our development goals but the city acknowledges that it could also pose a threat to our individuality and culture. The need for the preservation of our cultural heritage and values is rising. Thus, the signing of Executive Order No. 14 by the City Mayor, creating the City Culture and Arts Council, on October 21, 2004. It is the council’s goal to support the enrichment and protection of the Filipino identity. It makes certain that while the city indulges itself in modern, productive concepts, it doesn’t forget nor neglect its traditions and character.
To further this goal and entice people’s cooperation, the council works with private sectors in organizing festivals, contests, seminars, community exhibits and for a, where the distinct culture of the people is introduced and reintroduced.
City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB)
Responding to the city’s need for a systematic and efficient management of the rising problem (which often accompanies urban development), and to the Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000, the City Mayor signed the creation of the City Solid Waste Management Board on October 21, 1998.
It is tasked to develop plans that would alleviate the problem on the increase of garbage in the city, monitor the implementation of said plans and secure the regular execution of solid waste reduction and segregation from barangays.
City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC)
In accordance with DILG Memorandum Circular 2001-121, the City Mayor signed the reorganization of the City Council for the Protection of the Children on September 2004. This act ensures that the children of the city will lead quality lives. The council knows that promoting actions for the welfare of the city’s children, will promise a healthier and more concerned populace and future in the coming years. Thus it aims to give them protection from exploitation and abuse through recommendations of laws securing their survival, development and happiness, as well as coordinating with agencies that could help abused victims find justice and rehabilitation. It also cooperates with institutions engaged in childcare in fostering education and their other needs and establishing facilities like day care centers and playgrounds.
City Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (CSMED Council)
Business growth is a reality that is continuing to step forward across the city. Thus, a support mechanism to aid the small and medium entrepreneurs joining the city’s business crowd is required. The City Mayor signed the reconstituting of the City Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council on September 2004.
A healthy and spirited environment conducive to the development and promotion of industries is the daily target of the joint efforts of the council, which is composed of representatives from the city government and local business associations. The generated local enterprise development plans contributes gainful employment for the people.
City Tourism Council (CTC)
Alaminos City is being groomed as a premier tourist destination in northern Philippines. Projects for the development of the city’s natural beauty spots, and the creation, upgrading and maintenance of tourism facilities is being undertaken by the City Tourism Council, which consists of representatives from the city government and the public and private sectors. Its reconstitution was signed by the City Mayor on September 2004, in accordance to LGC Sec. 17, which supports the local tourism initiatives. It tackles the prime concerns and issues and implementation of policies of tourism in the city.
Making the city a traveler haven also means expanding the economic opportunities for the residents leading to an improvement in the quality of their lives.
Local Council for Women (LCW)
The city has its share of strong women organizations that are dedicated advocates for human rights, peace, social welfare, etc. In pursuit of empowering the members and nonmembers of these organizations, as well as, promoting gender equality, the City Mayor signed the creation of Local Council for Women on April 2005.
Projects and programs upholding the protection of women’s rights against all forms of violence and support system for their livelihood and skills training are only a few of the core plans of the council.
City Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council (CPFSD Council)
Pursuant of Executive order No. 63, the City Mayor approved the reorganization of the City Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council on September 2004. This is also in recognition to the importance of initiating competitive sports contests for the development of the athletic talents for the country. The council also focuses on the active participation in the Palarong Pambansa, thus its encouragement and coordination with public and private bodies in formulating and implementing effective physical fitness and sports programs and encouraging participation from schools and communities.
City Price Coordinating Council (CPCC)
The approval of the reorganization of the City Price Coordinating Council by the City Mayor last September 2004, assured the city market and Alaminos consumers of a more organized price system in the city. The council provides adequate protection of consumer rights against illegal hoarding and profiteering, making certain that the basic goods are made available to the consumers at reasonable prices, thus, eliminating the usual price manipulations during a calamity, emergency and other related situations.