Ilocos Sur celebrates first Legislative Awareness Week


VIGAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) — “Let us celebrate the efforts of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan towards an improved life of every resident of Ilocos Sur,” Vice Governor Jeremias C. Singson said to the local media he invited to the first ever Legislative Awareness Week celebration in the province.

This year, the Provincial Board passed Provincial Ordinance No. 011-18 series of 2018, “An Ordinance Declaring the Second Week of July of Every Year as the Legislative Awareness Week (LAW) of the 9th Sagguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Ilocos Sur. It shall run from July 9 to 13.


The Calesa parade in Vigan City followed the flag-raising rites in front of the Provincial Capitol led by the members of the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan. (ICR/PIA Ilocos Sur)


To kick off the activities, the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan led the flag-raising ceremony in front of the provincial capitol, this city, on July 9.  A kalesa parade participated by provincial and national government officials, officers, and employees was done around the city to make people aware of the week-long event. 


The 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur recognizes past members of the provincial legislative department during the opening of the First Legislative Awareness Week of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur at the Capitol Hall on July 9, 2018.  (ICR/PIA Ilocos Sur)


After which, the first Legislative Gallery was unveiled at the capitol. This was one of the significant parts of the event as it chronicled the legislations in the province from the first to the ninth provincial board.   

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For their regular session on July 10, the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan moved out of the SP Session Hall and convened at the Municipal Hall of Caoayan town instead.


Ilocos Sur Vice Governot Jeremias C. Singson gives his message during the opening of the First Legislative Awareness Week of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur at the Capitol Hall on July 9, 2018.  (ICR/PIA Ilocos Sur)


To make students aware of what the Legislative Department is doing, contests in essay writing, poster making and extemporaneous speaking will be conducted at the provincial capitol among public high school students in the province on July 12.

On the following day, June 13, the second State of the Legislative Department Address  (SOLDA) shall be delivered at the Vigan Convention Center, this city with Senate President  Vicente “Tito” C Sotto III as the guest of honor.

The first delivery of  SOLDA was done at the Capitol Hall last year, after the vice governor resolved to highlight the achievements of the legislative body, to further push the members to outdo themselves in crafting resolutions and ordinances towards an excellent quality of life of the residents.  (JNPD/ICR/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)



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