BANGUED, Abra (PIA) - - Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) - Abra Chapter underscores the importance of continuing capacity development in order to perform their duties and functions effectively and efficiently.
PCL Abra President Jun Dion said one program the Sangguniang Bayan members are enjoying right now is the tie-up program between the Department of Interior and Local Government and PCL which is the Newly Elected Officials Program, a termed-based capacity development program that trains elected council members of their roles and functions.
Through this program, councilors are encouraged to pursue their education, take up technical and degree courses in the PCL Legislative Academy to become competent legislators in their areas.
“Marami (SB) nang nag-pursue ng kanilang legislative education from Abra. They will learn how to draft ordinances and resolutions and adapt programs suitable in their own towns”, he mentioned.
Moreover, Dion informed their plan to institute computerization of all council’s offices in the province to fast track data encoding and decoding and maintain records of all pertinent files including ordinances and resolutions.
They are also currently drafting an ordinance to be passed in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan requiring a mandatory drug testing of all government employees. By: Ginalyn B. Brioso (JDP/GBB- PIA CAR, Abra)