by Buboy Pabia
GINGOOG City’s legislative body under its presiding officer Vice Mayor Erick Genrales Canosa has declared 2015 as Emerald Jubillee Year for Gingoog being its 55th year of becoming a city charter through SP Resolution No. 2015-11.
“Being chosen as the chair of the tourism committee, I have moved for the approval, adoption and enactment of the aforesaid resolution after I am reminded by the request from the City Tourism Council through its chairman Retired Judge Potenciano de los Reyes, Jr., concerning its proposal to this august body to declare the year 2015 as city’s emerald jubilee, hence, an appropriation measures should also be enacted to help finance the said occasion”, manifests City Councilor Melleanette “Mai-mai” Mercado.
“As to its appropriation, may I inform every legislator that an allocation was already provided under the 2015 City’s Annual Budget for all tourism activities and for other significant celebrations, therefore, there would be no need for another appropriation in this regard”, deliberates City Councilor Miguel Paderanga.