Official Website of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Sur

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Power, Duties and Functions

As provided for by Section 468 of RA 7160 shall:

Enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants, and shall:                                                                                                   

1. Approve ordinances and pass resolutions necessary for an efficient and effective provincial  government and, in this connection, shall:

  • Review all ordinances approved by the sangguniang of component cities and municipalities and executive orders issued by the mayors of said component unit to determine whether these are within the scope of the prescribed powers of the sanggunian and of the mayor;
  • Maintain peace and order by enacting measures to prevent and suppress lawlessness, disorder, riot, violence, rebellion or sedition and impose penalties for the violation  of said ordinances;
  • Approve ordinances imposing a fine not exceeding Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment not exceeding one (1) year, or both in the discretion  of the court, for the violation of a provincial ordinance;
  • Adopt measures to protect the inhabitants of the province from harmful effects of  man-made or natural disasters and calamities, and to provide relief services and  assistance for victims during and in the aftermath of said disasters and calamities and  their return to productive livelihood following said events;
  • Enact ordinances intended to prevent, suppress and impose appropriate penalties for  habitual drunkenness in public places, vagrancy, mendicancy, prostitution, establishment    and maintenance of houses of ill repute, gambling and other prohibited games of  chance, fraudulent devices and ways to obtain money or property, drug addiction, maintenance of drug dens, drug pushing, juvenile delinquency, the printing, distribution  or exhibition of obscene or pornographic materials or publications, and other activities inimical to the welfare and morals of the inhabitants of the province;
  • Protect the environment and impose appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the  environment, such as dynamite fishing and other forms of destructive fishing, illegal logging and smuggling of logs, smuggling of natural resources products and of endangered species of flora and fauna, slash and burn farming, and such other activities which result in pollution acceleration of eutrophication of rivers and lakes, or of ecological imbalance;
  • Subject to the provisions of RA 7160 and pertinent laws, determine the powers and   duties of officials and employees of the province;
  • Determine the positions and the salaries, wages, allowances and other emoluments and benefits of officials and employees paid wholly or mainly from provincial funds and  provide for expenditures necessary for the proper conduct of programs, projects,   services, and activities of the provincial government;
  • Authorize the payment of compensation to a qualified person not in the government  service who fills up a temporary vacancy, or grant honorarium to any qualified official or employee designated to fill  a temporary vacancy in a concurrent capacity, &  at the  rate authorized by law;
  • Provide a mechanism and the appropriate funds therefor, to ensure the safety and  of public interest in the offices and departments of the provincial government; and
  • When the finances of the provincial government allow, provide for additional allowances and other benefits to judges, prosecutors, public elementary and high school   teachers, and other national government officials stationed or assigned to the province.

2. Generate and maximize the use of resources and revenues for the development plans, program objectives and priorities of the province as provided for under Section 18 , with particular  attention to agro-industrial development and country-wide growth and progress and  relative thereto, shall:

  • Enact the annual and supplemental appropriations of the provincial government and   appropriate funds for specific programs, projects, services and activities of the province,  or for other purposes not contrary to law, in order to promote the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants;
  • Subject to the provisions of Book II  of RA 7160 and applicable laws and upon the majority vote of all the members of the sangguniang panlalawigan,  enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges, prescribing the rates thereof for  general and specific purposes, and granting tax exemptions, incentives or reliefs;
  • Subject to the provisions of Book II of RA 7160 and applicable laws and upon  the majority vote of all the members of the sangguniang panlalawigan, authorize  the provincial governor to negotiate and contract loans and other forms of indebtedness;
  • Subject to the provisions of Book II of RA 7160 and applicable laws and upon the   majority vote of all the members of the sangguniang panlalawigan, enact ordinances  authorizing the floating of bonds or other instruments of indebtedness, for the purpose    of raising funds  to finance development projects;
  • Appropriate funds for the construction and maintenance or the rental of buildings for the  use of the province; and upon the majority vote of all the members of the sangguniang panlalawigan,  authorize  the provincial governor to lease to private  parties such public buildings held in a proprietary capacity, subject to existing laws, rules and regulations;
  • Prescribe reasonable limits and restraints on the use of property within the jurisdiction of the province;
  • Review the comprehensive land use plans and zoning ordinances of component   cities and municipalities and adopt a comprehensive provincial land use plan, subject to existing laws; and
  • Adopt measures to enhance the full implementation of the national agrarian reform  program in coordination with the Department of Agrarian Reform;

3. Subject to the provisions of Book II of RA 7160, grant franchises, approve the issuance of   permits or licenses, or enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges upon such  conditions and for such purposes intended to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the province, and pursuant to this legislative authority, shall:

  • Fix and impose reasonable fees and charges for all services rendered by the provincial government to private persons or entities; and
  • Regulate and fix the license fees for such activities as provided for under RA 7160.

4. Approve ordinances which shall ensure the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities as provided for under Section 17 of RA 7160, and, in addition to said services and facilities, shall:

  • dopt measures and safeguards against pollution and for the preservation of  the natural ecosystem in the province, in consonance with approved standards on  human settlements and environmental sanitation;
  • Subject to applicable laws, facilitate or provide for the establishment and maintenance of waterworks system or district waterworks for supplying water  to inhabitants of component cities and municipalities;
  • Subject to the availability of funds and to existing laws, rules and regulations, provide for the establishment and operation of vocational and technical schools  and similar post-secondary institutions; and, with the approval of the Department   of Education, Culture and Sports and subject to existing laws on tuition fees,   fix reasonable tuition fees and other school charges in educational institutions supported by the provincial government;
  • Establish a scholarship fund for the poor but deserving students in schools  located within its jurisdiction or for students residing within the province;
  • Approve measures and adopt quarantine regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases within its territorial jurisdiction;
  • Provide for the care of paupers, the aged, the sick, persons of unsound mind,  abandoned minors, abused children, disabled persons, juvenile delinquents, drug dependents, and other needy and disadvantaged persons, particularly children  and youth below eighteen (18) years of age; subject to availability of funds, establish  and support the operation of centers and facilities for said needy and disadvantaged persons; and facilitate efforts to promote the welfare of families below the  poverty threshold, the disadvantaged, and the exploited;
  • Establish and provide the maintenance and improvement of jails and detention centers, institute a sound jail management program, and appropriate funds for the subsistence of detainees and convicted prisoners in the province;
  • Establish a provincial council whose purpose is the promotion of culture and the arts, coordinate with government agencies and  non-governmental organizations and,   subject to the availability of funds, appropriate funds for the support and development of the same;
  • Establish a provincial council for the elderly which shall formulate policies and adopt  measures mutually beneficial to the elderly  and to the province;  and subject to the availability of funds, appropriate funds to  support programs and projects for the elderly; and provide incentives  for non-governmental agencies and entities to support the programs and projects of the elderly; and

5. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

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