The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte, Term 2016-2019, held its Inaugural Session and Executive Address of the Governor last July 4, 2016 at SP Session Hall, Government Center, Mankilam, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Different invited guests, supporters, and immediate family members of SP legislators graced the occasion including the provincial government career offiials and staff of both executive and legislative department. Former elected offiials were also present in the occasion along with the Offiials of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. Elected Offiials from several LGU’s of the Province including Barangay Offiials and Functionaries also came to witness the event.
The event was the fist SP Regular Session for 2016 and the fist Executive Address of Hon. Antonio del Rosario as governor of this province with the new elected vice-governor Alan R. Dujali, MPA presiding.
After vice-governor Dujali called the 1st Regular Session to order, the SP Legislators paved the way for Governor Antonio Rafael G. del Rosario to present his good governance and development strategy through an executive address to Dabaonon people.
In his address the governor emphasized the call for unity among the provincial elected offiials of Davao del Norte and urged them to walk with him in a common ground in public service. The Governor also pushed his development strategy of this province, the B.E.S.T. P.E.O.P.L.E. which means Balanced ecology, Enhanced agri-aquaculture, Sustainable tourism, Transformative leadership, People e m p o w e r m e n t , Education, Optimum health and social services, Public-private partnership, Link to the world, Employment and livelihood opportunities. He was committed to continue fiing the things that remain wrong with Davao del Norte and make the lives of every Dabaonons even better.
Responding to governor’s call, vice-governor Dujali was interviewed after the event and said that the SP DavNor were also committed to work with the governor in providing the Dabonons the service they truly deserve. He also added that the B.E.S.T. P.E.O.P.L.E. can only be materialized if they work hand-in-hand beyond their differences. He insisted that the reason they were elected and entrusted with authority because the Dabaonons gave them a common mandate to serve them.
In terms of good governance, the vice-governor assured the Dabaonons that the SP will work earnestly with the executive through reasonable and ethical legislation for more innovative programs that directly benefi the Dabaonons while maintaining transparency, accountability, and participatory development in policy making.
On behalf of his colleagues in the August Chamber, the vice governor assured the governor and the executive branch of their continuous cooperation and support to development initiatives of the provincial government.
The event ended with the impression of simple but meaningful 2016 SP DavNor inaugural session and executive address. ES-LU