Pols want term limits for local execs changed
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.