Friday, July 8, 2011

One-Year Report of City Councilor Alvin M. Dizon

Councilor, City Of Cebu

Chairperson, Committee on Housing
Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Tourism and Local and International Relations and Arts and Culture
Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Youth &Sports Development
Member, Committee on Labor, Employment, Livelihood and Manpower Development and Placement
Member, Committee on Trade, Commerce, Commerce, Cooperatives and Entrepreneurship
Member, Committee on Education, Science and Technology
Member, Committee on Urban Planning and Development
Member, Committee on Markets

174 RESOLUTIONS filed and approved

• Urban Poor and Housing Rights - 52
• Basic Services: 38
• Good Governance: 12
• Workers’ Rights and Welfare: 12
• Persons with Disabilities: 7
• Environment and Climate Change: 6
• Children: 4
• Women and Gender Equality: 3
• Youth and Education: 2
• Consumer Protection: 4
• Human Rights: 3
• Senior Citizens: 1
• Authorize the Mayor to Sign MOA: 7
• Voters Education: 1
• Agriculture Development: 1
• Sports Development: 1
• Health: 3
• Commendations: 13
• Others: 4

12 resolutions sponsored granting transfer tax exemptions to hundreds of socialized housing program beneficiaries of the city.

4 ORDINANCES filed and approved• Ordinance 2254
An Ordinance Adopting and Approving the Cebu City Shelter Plan Framework 2011-2016 That Will serve as Guidelines for All Housing Programs, Projects and Initiatives in the City of Cebu. By virtue of this ordinance, Cebu City is the first highly urbanized city to approve its Shelter Framework Plan.
• Ordinance 2259
An Ordinance Restructuring the Loans and Extending the Terms of Payment to a Maximum Period of Ten Years of the Beneficiaries of the Slum Improvement and Resettlement (SIR) Program. Almost 2,000 SIR urban poor beneficiaries can be provided with security of land tenure through the restructuring program and the extension in the terms of payment
• Ordinance 2247
An Ordinance Increasing Private Sector Representation in the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commision, Amending for the Purpose Sections 5, 8 and 9 of Ordinance No. 1098 Entitled An Ordinance Instituting the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission of Cebu City as Amended
• Ordinance 2251
An Ordinance Amending Further Section 3 of Ordinance No. 1762, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Ordinance Creating the Cebu City Houisng Board, Providing for its Functions and for Other Purposes Including in the Membership of the Board One Additional Non-Government Organization (NGO) Representative

• On Housing: 6
• On Tourism : 2

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIESIn partnership with the NGOs, POs, Barangay Governments, Different Departments in City Hall, Private Organizations and Concerned Citizens.

 50 children in Barangay Busay availed of “Operation Tuli” in partnership with the Cebu City Health Department and Cebu City Medical Center.
 130 Badjao families in Barangay Mambaling were benefited after the installation of 3 electric posts by the Visayan Electric Company which provided the needed lights in the community and contributed towards the peace and order in the area.
 96 families who were fire victims in Barangay T. Padilla and affected by the City government’s road restoration project were provided with financial help and housing materials allowing them to rebuild their homes.
 900 people assisted with various medical, dental and legal concerns in collaboration with DYRC-Cebu’s Dangpanan Operation Tulong.
 200 underprivileged pre-school children in selected mountain barangays benefited from the free school supplies with the support of some private groups and citizens.
 500 participants attended the “First World Habitat Day Celebration” in Cebu City organized by the Office of Councilor Alvin M. Dizon last October 4, 2010 with DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo as guest speaker.
 263 meetings attended and presided with various associations and organizations.
 100 monobloc chairs provided to the urban poor organizations of CURE Foundation in Barangays Pit-os, Busay, Budlaan and Lahug which they can use for their organizational activities.
-Access and Utilization
 5,000,000 million worth of Local Development Funds were earmarked for various community projects in the city’s barangays for the year 2011.
 256,000 pesos worth of financial assistance provided for displaced Mahiga families in cooperation with Cebu City Representatives Tomas R. Osmena and Cutie Del Mar.
 500,000 pesos worth of medical and hospitalization aid will be provided for low-income families after facilitating the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between AKBAYAN Party and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.
 600,000 pesos was facilitated for the site development of the Gawad Kalinga-Lorega housing project where a three-storey socialized housing building will benefit 60 families presently living in the Lorega public cemetery

-Requests and Assistance
• 208 requests facilitated for sports equipments and financial assistance for various community activities.
• 189 job applicants seeking employment at the public and private sector were provided with letters of recommendation and endorsement.
• 62 youths were endorsed and admitted to the Special Program for Employment Students (SPES) of the Cebu City government.
• 16 requests facilitated for free use of City hall buses
• 21 requests facilitated for the City Hospitalization and Medicines Program (CHAMP).
• 64 requests faciliated for adjudication at CITOM and LTO.

“It is my conviction that when we side with the poor and social justice, we would never go wrong ”

Councilor Alvin Dizon's message to the Mahiga settlers in Barangay Mabolo, May 20, 2011