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HON. MARIA SHEILAH "HONEY" H. LACUNA-PANGAN, VICE-MAYOR, PRESIDING OFFICER
HON. MARIA SHEILAH “HONEY” H. LACUNA-PANGAN, VICE-MAYOR, PRESIDING OFFICER
HON. FRANCISCO "ISKO MORENO" DOMAGOSO, CITY MAYOR
HON. FRANCISCO “ISKO MORENO” DOMAGOSO, CITY MAYOR
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Manila City Council

The Manila City Council (Filipino: Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Maynila) or the city’s legislature is composed of 38 councilors, with 36 councilors elected from Manila’s six councilor districts (coextensive with the Legislative districts of Manila) and two councilors elected from the ranks of barangay (neighborhood) chairmen and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK; youth councils). The presiding officer of the council is the Vice Mayor, who is elected citywide. The council is responsible for creating laws and ordinances under Manila’s jurisdiction. The mayor can veto proposed bills, but the council can override it with a two-thirds supermajority.

 

NEWS UPDATE:

BREAKING: Manila approves local shelter plan for poor families living in ‘critical zones’

The Manila City Council has approved the city government’s local shelter plan created by the Urban Settlements Office for low-income families and informal settlers living in critical zones.Last year, the Manila Bay Clean-Up Rehabilitation and Preservation Program’s Regional Inter-Agency Committee issued a “zero” grade against the local government after it found out that the previous administration did not have any local shelter plan.

Under the Local Shelter Plan, Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said they would provide decent, affordable, disaster risk resilient and climate change-adaptive shelters for poor families in critical zones.“WIth the Local Shelter Plan, our ultimate goal is clear—we will provide a livable resettlement area with low-cost housing and sufficient facilities for all residents. We will not stop until we have built a safe and decent community that every Manileño will be proud of,” Domagoso said.“I, too, personally experienced being an informal settler in Tondo during my younger years.

This has been my drive to provide a comfortable shelter to every Manileño,” the Mayor added.Manila Urban Settlements Office (USO) chief Atty. Cris Fernandez said the plan aims to acquire 191.05 hectares of land for development into “socialized housing projects” from 2020 to 2025.It would provide “livable and socially responsible residential communities” for 14,785 households at in-city resettlement by 2025.These includes residents living in households with “pending threats of demolition by 2020 to 2022,” she said.The USO chief added that the plan would also create a task force to prevent construction of new illegal structures in “no-build zones and danger areas.”“Providing adequate shelter facilities to the homeless and the underprivileged is the priority of Mayor Isko.

This shelter plan is proof of the resolute and collective efforts of the housing and urban settlements’ stakeholders to confront the housing issues and augment the city’s current shelter situation. With a shelter plan in place, Manileños can be rest assured that their immediate and long term shelter needs will be properly addressed on the basis of technical planning and equitable resource allocation,” Atty. Fernandez said.“Moreover, we intend to implement the shelter plan with our resident stakeholders as partners, rather than as beneficiaries. We believe that the success of shelter interventions is increased by working directly with our residents.

By bridging the gap between the demand for housing and availability of resources, we will be able to carry out the vision of Mayor Isko to provide Manileños with decent homes,” she added. To recall, the Manila City government has already begun constructing three flagship socialized housing projects—Tondominium 1, Tondominium 2 and Binondominium.The construction began despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which Domagoso describes as a manifestation that “the local government will continue to be effective and efficient despite any calamity.” —JNL

11th City Council Officers

 

PRESIDING OFFICER    :  Hon. MARIA SHEILAH ‘Honey’ H. LACUNA-PANGAN

PRESIDENT PRO-TEMPORE    :  Hon. Ernesto C. Isip, Jr.

MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER    :  Hon. Joel R. Chua

1st ASST. MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER  :  Hon. Eduardo “Wardee” Quintos XIV

2nd ASST. MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER: Hon. Joey S. Hizon III

MINORITY FLOOR LEADER   : Hon. Ernesto G. Dionisio

1st ASST. MINORITY FLOOR LEADER : Hon. Carlo C. Castañeda

2nd ASST. MINORITY FLOOR LEADER: Hon. Christian Paul L. Uy

MAJORITY WHIP    : Hon. PamelaG. Fugoso-Pascual

MINORITY WHIP    : Hon. Jesus M. Fajardo

 

  • COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
    1. Accountability of Public Officer and Investigation …………………………. Hon. Manuel M. Zarcal
    2. Amusement, Games & Entertainment ………………………………………… Hon. Joel T. Villanueva
    3. Appropriations ………………………………………………………………………… Hon. Joel R. Chua
    4. Arts and Culture ……………………………………………………………………… Hon. Salvador Philip H. Lacuna
    5. Barangay Affairs …………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Leinlani Marie H. Lacuna
    6. Children’s Affairs ……………………………………………………………………. Hon. Roma paula Robles-Daluz
    7. Civil Service, Appointments & Reorganization …………………………… Hon. Joel M. Par
    8. Consumer’s Affairs and Price Control ………………………………………. Hon. Edward M. Tan
    9. Cooperatives, NGO’s & People’s Organization …………………………. Hon. Terrence F. Alibarbar
    10. Economic Development ……………………………………………………….. Hon. Johanna Maureen Nieto-Rodriguez
    11. Education and Sports …………………………………………………………… Hon. Princess marie T. Abante-Rodriguez
    12. Engineering and Public Works ………………………………………………. Hon. Joel M. Par
    13. Environmental Protection & Ecological Preservation ……………….. Hon. Salvador Philip H. Lacuna
    14. Family Relations, Moral Recovery & Youth Values Formation and Development ……….. Hon.Science A. Reyes
    15. Health ……………………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Louisito N. Chua
    16. Housing, Urban Dev’t and Resettlement ………………………………… Hon. Macario M. Lacson
    17. Information & Communication Technology ……………………………… Hon. Laris T. Borromeo
    18. International Relations …………………………………………………………. Hon. Numero G. Lim
    19. Justice and Human Rights …………………………………………………… Hon. Ernesto C. Isip, Jr.
    20. Labor, Employment & Human Resources ……………………………… Hon. Erick Ian O. Nieva
    21. Laws ………………………………………………………………………………… Hon. Ernesto C. Isip, Jr.
    22. Livelihood …………………………………………………………………………. Hon. Irma Alfonso-Juson
    23. Markets, Hawkers and Slaughterhouse ………………………………… Hon. Moises T. Lim
    24. Overseas Foreign Workers & Recruitment ……………………………. Hon. Louisito N. Chua
    25. Patrimonial Properties ……………………………………………………….. Hon. Eduardo “Wardee” Quintos XIV
    26. Police, Peace & Order, Fire & Public Safety …………………………. Hon. Edward M. Tan
    27. Rules and Ethics ………………………………………………………………. Hon. Joel R. Chua
    28. Science and Technology ……………………………………………………. Hon. Joel T. Villanueva
    29. Senior Cirizen and Differently-Abled Persons ……………………….. Hon. Eduardo “Wardee” Quintos XIV
    30. Social Welfare ………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Ma. Theresa Buenaventura-Quimpo
    31. Trade And Industry …………………………………………………………… Hon. Joey S. Hizon III
    32. Transportation …………………………………………………………………. Hon. Macario M. Lacson
    33. Tourism ………………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Pamela Fugoso-Pascual
    34. Urban Poor …………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Darwin Sia
    35. Utility and Franchise ………………………………………………………… Hon. Terrence F. Alibarbar
    36. Ways and Means …………………………………………………………….. Hon. Joey S. Hizon III
    37. Women ………………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Priscilla Marie Abante-Barquia
    38. Oversight ……………………………………………………………………….. Hon. Manuel M. Zarcal