Mindanao Times

Al-ag hopes new legislator­s will focus on land use plan

- Julianne A. Suarez By

OUTGOING Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag wants the incoming 19th City Council to prioritize the Comprehens­ive Land Use Plan and pass legislativ­e measures that will protect the environmen­t.

“The 19th council, I suggest, should review the land use plan of the city because it’s already old. They must also continue to proactivel­y pass legislativ­e measures to protect the environmen­t,” Al-ag said.

Other than the environmen­t, Al-ag also expressed his hopes that the incoming city council will push for measures to promote developmen­t in the city.

He also expressed his

willingnes­s to help the neophyte councilors, including the incoming vice mayor Sebastian Duterte.

“Good luck and I am hoping that your team will work together for the benefit of the Dabawenyos,” he said as a message to the incoming 19th City Council. “If they will ask for my help, I am a hundred percent willing to extend my help to them.”

However, he said the neophyte councilors will undergo a workshop and training to know the house rules and their responsibi­lities as legislator­s.

“It’s basic for any council to have their executive legeslativ­e agenda meeting on their first few months and then they will have their training with the help of the Department of Interior and Local Government,” he said.

Al-ag took over the post left behind by former vice mayor Paolo Duterte who resigned on Dec. 25, 2017.

“I will go back to my private life and will take care of our business, as well as our family,” Al-ag said.

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