Committee Membership

1. Accreditation and Cooperatives

ChairpersonHon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Mena A. Luansing
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the accreditation of civil society organizations, people’s and non-governmental organizations, civic groups, chambers of commerce, association of professionals and related associations, cooperatives, and set requirements and implement monitoring activities to maintain their status as accredited organizations. All relating to cooperatives, inclusive of cooperative movements and organizations; urban and rural-based credit, consumers, producers, marketing, service and multi-purpose cooperatives registered with the Cooperative Development Authority, and electric cooperatives.

2. Agriculture and Food

ChairpersonHon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Richard T. Centino

 

All matters directly and principally relating to food and agricultural production, agribusiness, agri-economics, agricultural research and technology, agricultural education including extension services, soil conservation, soil survey and research, irrigation, farm credit and security, animal industry and quarantine, and crop and livestock production, insurance, and guarantee programs.

3. Barangay Affairs

ChairpersonHon. Gerard Hilarion M. Ramiro
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Tito B. Decina

 

All matters directly and principally relating to barangays including their revenues and expenditures.

4. Blue Ribbon, Good Government and Investigation

ChairpersonHon. Lel M. Blanco
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
MembersHon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance in office committed by officers and employees of the Provincial government, cities, municipalities, and barangays and its instrumentalities, inclusive of investigations of any matter of public interest on its own initiative or upon order of the Sanggunian.

5. Budget, Finance and Appropriation

ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
Vice-ChairpersonAtty. Lel M. Blanco
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Richard T. Centino
 Hon. Dan M. Navarro

 

All matters relating to the preparation and approval of the annual and supplemental budgets of the Province; the appropriation of funds for the payment of obligations; the determination of compensation of personnel; the reorganization of local offices, appropriation ordinances and resolutions and other monetary and fiscal matters; review all resolutions and ordinances embodying the annual and supplemental budgets and other appropriations of cities and municipalities within the Province.

6. City and Municipal Affairs

ChairpersonHon. Ricardo O. Parojinog
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Gerard Hilarion M. Ramiro
MembersHon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Lel M. Blanco
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to cities and municipalities including their revenues and expenditures.

7. Commerce, Trade, Industry and Labor Employment

ChairpersonHon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the development, and promotion of domestic and foreign trade operating or doing business in the Province of Misamis Occidental, including the protection of intellectual property rights, patents, trade names and trademarks, standards, weights and measures, designs, quality control, consumer protection, prices and marketing of commodities, handicrafts and cottage industries, and the development, regulation and diversification of industry and investments. So with all matters relating to labor, the advancement and protection of the rights and welfare of workers, employment and manpower development inclusive of the promotion of industrial peace and employer-employee cooperation, labor education, labor standards and statistics, and the organization and development of the labor market including the recruitment, training and placement of manpower.

8. Dangerous Drugs and Other Related Substances

ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Lel M. Blanco
MembersHon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to illegal or prohibited drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, the production, manufacture, use and trafficking thereof, as well as the rehabilitation and treatment of drug dependents.

9. Disaster Preparedness and Management

ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
MembersHon. Mena A. Luansing
 Hon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty

 

All matters directly relating to risk reduction management. It shall also actively participate in the formulation of the provincial development plan and adopt such emergency measures as may be necessary during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters. The Committee shall act promptly on requests/matters pertaining to the Declaration of the Province in a State of Calamity.

10. Education, Arts, Science and Technology

ChairpersonHon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
MembersHon. Mena A. Luansing
 Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Lel M. Blanco

 

All matters relating to education, the arts, science and technology, local school boards, local schools, colleges and universities, libraries and museums, non-formal and community adult education; scientific and technological research, development and advancement of moral and value formation of the community.

11. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
MembersHon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to aquaculture and fisheries production and development, the business of aquaculture, use of aquatic resources, fresh water and fisheries culture research and technology applications, aquaculture and fisheries education and training including extension services, conservation of fishery resources, and fishpond and fisheries culture production and development including related technical, financial and guarantee assistance programs.

12. Health and Social Services

ChairpersonHon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Lel M. Blanco
MembersHon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Roy M. Yap
 Hon. Tito B. Decina

 

All matters directly and principally relating to public health and hygiene, medical, hospital and other health facilities and services. Social developments, including social services and interventions that develop and enhance the quality of individual and community life.

13. Housing, Planning and Resettlement

ChairpersonHon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to shelter delivery including services, agencies and instrumentalities of government related thereto, and the management of urbanization issues and concerns such as, among others, urban planning and development, urban land reform and welfare of the urban poor in the overall context of enhancing housing and shelter services delivery.

14. Human Resource and Government Reorganization

ChairpersonHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
MembersHon. Richard T. Centino
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to:

a. the reorganization of the Provincial government or any of departments and instrumentalities, and the creation, abolition or change of the principal functions or nature of its departments, boards, and other instrumentalities;

b. the hiring, promotion, suspension, or separation of employees in the Provincial Government, improving management-employee relations and creating a cheerful and harmonious job environment; general welfare of all employees, the enhancement of their skills for better performance, promotion for qualified and fitted employees and the award of incentives and other benefits and those relating to the audit of the performance and functions of personnel of the Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental.

15. Justice, Laws, Ordinances and Style

ChairpersonHon. Lel M. Blanco
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
MembersHon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters relating to the implementation of national laws and issuances and enforcement of local ordinances, resolutions and review of Executive Orders of Local Chief Executives of LGU’s in the Province; all matters relating to proposed penal ordinances or measures amending existing penal ordinances, proposals or measures involving the legality of any contract entered into by the Province, including but not limited to the lease of lots, donations and any contract that the Province may heretofore enter into. In addition, all matters relating to the administration of justice within the Province.

16. Legislative Monitoring and Evaluation (Oversight Committee)

ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
MembersHon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Lel M. Blanco
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty

 

Shall have the power to look into the implementation of Ordinances and Resolutions passed by the Members of the Sanggunian.

All matters referring to the duty of the legislature to supervise the implementation or enforcement of any act, or to inquire into the acts of the other branches of government in aid of legislation, for the purpose of recommending to the Sanggunian the appropriate legislative response or action.

Furthermore, it is responsible for the legislative review and evaluation of selected activities of the executive branch to ensure that existing programs are implemented and administered efficiently, effectively, and in a manner consistent with the legislative intent.

17. Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology

ChairpersonHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
MembersHon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Roy M. Yap
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to natural resources, except energy and fisheries resources, their exploration, conservation, management and utilization, lands of the public domain, mines and minerals, forests, parks and wildlife, and marine and freshwater resources, and geographical structures of the earth within the territorial jurisdiction of the province.

18. Police, Peace and Order, Fire Services, and Jail Management

ChairpersonHon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.
MembersHon. Mena A. Luansing
 Hon. Roy M. Yap
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the suppression of criminality including those on illegal gambling, private armies, terrorism, organized crime and illegal drugs, regulation of firearms, firecrackers and pyrotechnics, civil defense, private security agencies, and the Philippine National Police and all matters relating to the operation and maintenance of fire stations and correctional facilities within the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Misamis Occidental.

19. Public Utilities, Communications, Energy and Legislative Franchises

ChairpersonHon. Mena A. Luansing
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
MembersHon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
 Hon. Dan M. Navarro
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly or principally relating to:

a. electricity, drainage, sewerage and flood control and protection, irrigations and water utility; land, sea and air transportation, telecommunications;

b. the grant, amendment, extension or revocation of Local Legislative Franchises operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Misamis Occidental;

c. the exploration, development, utilization or conservation of energy resources, and the entities involved in energy or power generation, transmission, distribution and supply.

20. Public Works and Infrastructure

ChairpersonHon. Roy M. Yap
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Gerard Hilario M. Ramiro
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters relating to planning, construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of public buildings, highways, bridges, roads, parks, shrines, monuments and other public edifices.

21. Rules and Ethics

ChairpersonHon. Lel M. Blanco
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
MembersHon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters relating to the Rules of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Rules of Procedure Governing Inquiries in Aid of Legislation, Rules of Procedure in Quasi-Administrative Proceedings, the referral of resolutions and ordinances, speeches, committee reports, messages, memorials and petitions, and the creation of special and sub committees.

It also covers the duties, conduct, rights, privileges, dignity, integrity and reputation of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and its Members. The Committee shall, through a resolution, determine appropriate sanctions and formulate fines, or penalties for non-compliance of its rules, particularly on attendance and adherence to the dress code prescribed in Section 33 of Rule IX hereof.

The Majority Floor Leader shall be the chairperson, and three other members chosen by the Majority Floor Leader preferably senior members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The Vice-Chairperson shall be the Minority Floor Leader.

A committee report shall, as far as practicable, contain a prefatory statement of the matter under consideration, the facts, issues, legal implications, and recommendations. Thereafter, the Committee shall proceed to pass upon the merits and decide whether the subject matter in consideration shall be calendared for adoption in the plenary, otherwise, it shall be laid on the table. The Committee on Rules may meet any time and report on any matter within its jurisdiction or referred to it by the Sanggunian for its determination. The consideration of its reports shall always be in order.

22. Senior Citizens and Concerns of Persons with Disabilities

ChairpersonHon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Mena A. Luansing
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty

 

All matters directly or principally relating to:

a. social development and welfare of persons with disabilities or special needs including social services and interventions that develop and enhance the quality of individual and community life;

b. the accessibility, advocacy, empowerment, funding assistance, livelihood, homes for the aged, transportation, and other welfare, benefits and rights of senior citizens in the Province; and all matters relating to the accessibility, advocacy, assistive devices, empowerment, funding, assistance, livelihood, sheltered workshops, skills development, social integration, transportation of persons with disabilities and the implementation of the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons (R.A. 7277) and other related laws.

23. Subanen/Indigenous People's Affair

ChairpersonHon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Roy M. Yap
MembersHon. Mena A. Luansing
 Hon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Dan M. Navarro

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the development of predominantly cultural community areas, as well as promoting the welfare and protecting the rights of the Subanen/Indigenous People and other tribal communities in the Province.

24. Tourism, Archaeology, Antiquities and Cultural Heritage

ChairpersonHon. Gerard Hilarion M. Ramiro
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Emeterio B. Roa, Sr.
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Tito B. Decina
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the preservation of archeological antiquities and cultural heritage for the promotion of tourism in the Province, the improvement of the tourism industry including the establishment and promotion of different tourist spots.

25. Ways and Means

ChairpersonHon. Tito B. Decina
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Dan M. Navarro
MembersHon. Mena A. Luansing
 Hon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Lel M. Blanco

 

All matters directly and principally relating to the fiscal, monetary and financial affairs of the provincial government including tariff, taxation, revenues, borrowing, credit and bonded indebtedness.

26. Women, Children and Family

ChairpersonHon. Mena A. Luansing
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
MembersHon. Octavio O. Parojinog, Jr.
 Hon. Richard T. Centino
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters relating to the promotion of equality between men and women, children’s welfare and development, the strengthening and preservation of the sanctity of the family.

27. Youth, Sports Development, Games and Amusement

ChairpersonHon. Richard T. Centino
Vice-ChairpersonHon. Mena A. Luansing
MembersHon. Zaldy G. Daminar
 Hon. Pablo Stephen C. Ty
 Hon. Dodge L. Cabahug, Sr.

 

All matters relating to the youth. The promotion of the youth’s, moral, physical intellectual and social well-being; the organization of youth councils and the development of sports and sportsmanship in the community; and all matters relating to theaters, night clubs, cabarets, cocktail lounges, saloons, cockpits and other forms and places of recreation, games and amusement such as video careras, internet, and others; promulgate rules and regulations that will ensure the safety of the citizens, children and the community.