Resolution No. 235-2007

Republic of the Philippines

PROVINCE OF LA UNION

Journal of the 12th Regular Session of the 18th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of La Union held at the City of San Fernando, Province of La Union on September 20, 2007.

 

Hon. Henry B. Balbin

Temporary Presiding Officer

PRESENT:

Hon. Hermenegildo A. Gualberto

Member

Hon. Jose Ma. C. Ortega

Member

Hon. Victoria L. Aragon

Member

Hon. Henry A. Bacurnay

Member

Hon. Rolando V. Rivera

Member

Hon. Robert B. Madarang, Jr.

Member

Hon. Pablo M. Olarte

Member

Hon. Francisco C. Ortega, Jr.

Member

Hon. Placido O Garcia III

Member

ABSENT:

Hon. Eulogio Clarence Martin P. de Guzman III

Vice-Governor (OB)

Hon. Jonathan Justo A. Orros

Member (SL)

Hon. Joaquin C. Ostrea, Jr.

Member (SL)

Hon. Mario Eduardo C. Ortega

Member (SL)

Resolution No. 235-2007

 RESOLUTION REQUESTING ALL SERVICE OFFICES OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LA UNION AND ITS COMPONENT CITY AND MUNICIPALITIES AND ALL COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT TO PROVIDE EXPRESS SERVICE LANES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIOR CITIZENS AS MANDATED BY LAW.

Sponsored by:

Hon. ROBERT B. MADARANG, JR.

Hon. HENRY A. BACURNAY, JR.

Hon. HERMENEGILDO A. GUALBERTO

Hon. JOAQUIN C. OSTREA, JR.

Hon. FRANCISCO C. ORTEGA, JR.

WHEREAS, Republic Act 7432 otherwise known as An “Act to Maximize the Contribution of Senior Citizen to Nation-Building, Grant Benefit and Special Privileges and Other Purposes” as amended by Republic Act No. 9257, Sec. 4, (m) or the “Expanded Senior citizen Act of 2003″states that, “Provision of express lanes for senior citizens in all commercial and government establishments; in the absence thereof, priority shall be given to them”” and Republic Act 7277 “Magna Carta” for persons with disabilities as amended by the Republic Act 9442, Chapter 8, Sec. 32 (k) states that “Provision of express lanes for person with disability in all commercial and government establishments; in the absence thereof, priority shall be given to them”

These provisions mandate the prioritization of access of senior citizens and persons with disabilities, respectively, to the basic services and goods provided by government and private establishments;

WHEREAS, among the mechanisms by which this access can be insured is the setting up of express lanes in all services lanes in all service offices of the Provincial Government of La Union and its component City and Municipalities and to all commercial establishments in the province.

NOW THEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Henry A. Bacurnay, Jr., duly seconded by Hon. Jose Ma. C. Ortega,

RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, to request all service offices of the Provincial Government of La Union and its component City and Municipalities and all the commercial establishments to provide express lanes for person with disabilities and senior citizens, as mandated by law;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Provincial and its component City and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices and the Provincial, City and Municipal Administrators Office shall coordinate with all commercial establishments, to ensure the implementation of this Resolution and monitor the status thereof.

Unanimously Adopted.

HENRY B. BALBIN

Temporary Presiding Officer

ATTESTED:

CARIDAD J.  VILUAN

Secretary to the Sanggunian

NOTED:

MANUEL C. ORTEGA

Governor