Pols want term lim­its for lo­cal ex­ecs changed

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

CA­GAYAN DE ORO May­ors, gover­nors, and con­gress­men may gain a year in their terms if a pro­posal to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Code in both Houses of Con­gress and Char­ter change gains trac­tion.

Misamis Ori­en­tal Gover­nor Yevgeny "Bambi" Emano said he was one of the 20 gover­nors who were in­vited to dis­cuss pos­si­ble amend­ments of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Code in a meet­ing last week ini­ti­ated by the Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment.

The meet­ing and work­shop, sup­ported by the Depart­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG) and the Asian Devel­op­ment Bank (ADB), pro­posed a limit of two five-year terms for elected may­ors, gover­nors and con­gress­men.

At present, lo­cal of­fi­cials are lim­ited to serve three con­sec­u­tive terms of three years each or a maximum of nine years.

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