Cabuyao City Council

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Cabuyao City Council
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Kabuyaw
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
3 terms (9 years)
Leadership
Presiding Officer
Rommel A. Gecolea, NP
Structure
Seats 10 councilors
1 ex officio presiding officer
1 ex officio member
Political groups
Length of term
3 years
Authority Cabuyao City Charter
Local Government Code of the Philippines
Elections
Plurality-at-large voting
Last election
May 13, 2013
Next election
May 9, 2016
Meeting place
Session Hall of the Cabuyao City Hall
Website
Official Website of the City of Cabuyao

The Cabuyao City Council (Filipino: Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Kabuyaw) is Cabuyao City's Sangguniang Panlungsod or legislative body. The council has twelve (12) members which is composed of ten (10) councilors, one (1) ex officio member elected from the ranks of barangay (neighborhood) chairmen and one (1) presiding officer. The Vice-mayor of the city is the presiding officer of the council, who is elected citywide.

The council is responsible for creating laws and ordinances under the city's jurisdiction. The mayor can veto proposed bills, but the council can override it with a two-thirds supermajority.

The council meets at the Session Hall of the Cabuyao City Hall for their regular sessions.

Membership[edit]

The session hall is located inside the Cabuyao City Hall in Barangay Sala

Each of Cabuyao's ten city councilors were elected at large by the voters of the city. In addition, the barangay chairmen and the SK chairmen throughout the city elect amongst themselves their representatives to the council. Hence, there are 12 councilors.

City council elections are synchronized with other elections in the country. Elections are held every first Monday of May every third year since 1992.

Current members[edit]

Inside the session hall of the City of Cabuyao

As the presiding officer, Vice Mayor Rommel A. Gecolea (Nacionalista Party) can only vote to break ties.

The parties as stated in the 2013 election.
Position Name Party
Presiding Officer Rommel A. Gecolea Nacionalista
City
Councilors
Jaime Onofre R. Batallones Liberal
Ismael M. Hemedes Nacionalista
Leif Laiglon A. Opiña Liberal
Richard C. Hain Nacionalista
Apolinario B. Hain Nacionalista
Tito Fortunato A. Caringal Liberal
Benjamin C. del Rosario Liberal
Jose Benson G. Aguillo Liberal
Amelito G. Alimagno Liberal
Imelda A. Entredicho Nacionalista
Ex Officio City Council Member
ABC President Severiano B. Hain (Niugan) Nonpartisan

Standing Committees[edit]

There is a total of twenty seven (27) standing committees in the city council. Each committee is headed and co-headed by a member of the city council.

Committee Chairperson Co-Chairperson
Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones
Committee on Women and Family Coun. Imelda A. Entredicho Coun. Amelito G. Alimagno
Committee on Human Rights Coun. Atty. Leif Laiglon A. Opiña Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones
Committee on Youth Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones None
Committee on Environmental Protection Coun. Jose Benson G. Aguillo Coun. Apolinario B. Hain
Committee on Cooperatives Coun. Imelda A. Entredicho Coun. Jose Benson G. Aguillo
Committee on Rules and Privileges Coun. Imelda A. Entredicho Coun. Atty. Leif Laiglon A. Opiña
Committee on Ordinances and Legal Matters Coun. Atty. Leif Laiglon A. Opiña Coun. Tito Fortunato A. Caringal
Committee on Peace and Order and Public Safety Coun. Tito Fortunato A. Caringal Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones
Committee on Transportation and Communications Coun. Amelito G. Alimagno Coun. Tito Fortunato A. Caringal
Committee on Health and Demography Coun. Dr. Benjamin C. del Rosario Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes
Committee on Agriculture Coun. Amelito G. Alimagno Coun. Apolinario B. Hain
Committee on Technical and Tertiary Education Vice-Mayor Atty. Rommel A. Gecolea None
Committee on Secondary Education Coun. Atty. Leif Laiglon A. Opiña None
Committee on Pre-school and Elementary Education Coun. Imelda A. Entredicho None
Committee on Good Government, Public Ethics and Accountability Coun. Apolinario B. Hain Coun. Jose Benson G. Aguillo
Committee on Market and Slaughterhouse Coun. Dr. Benjamin C. del Rosario Coun. Amelito G. Alimagno
Committee on Games and Amusement Coun. Jose Benson G. Aguillo Coun. Richard C. Hain
Committee on Trade, Commerce and Industry Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones Coun. Imelda A. Entredicho
Committee on Public Works Coun. Richard C. Hain Coun. Jose Benson G. Aguillo
Committee on Housing and Urban Planning Coun. Apolinario B. Hain Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes
Committee on Barangay Affairs Coun. Severiano B. Hain Coun. Amelito G. Alimagno
Committee on Social Welfare Coun. Richard C. Hain Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes
Committee on Human Resources Development, Labor and Employment Coun. Atty. Leif Laiglon A. Opiña Coun. Dr. Benjamin C. del Rosario
Committee on Tourism Coun. Tito Fortunato A. Caringal Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes
Committee on Sports Coun. Jaime Onofre R. Batallones Coun. Richard C. Hain
Committee on People Empowerment and Accreditation Coun. Ismael M. Hemedes Coun. Severiano B. Hain

Prominent councilors[edit]

  • Rommel A. Gecolea, city mayor
  • Jose Benson Aguillo, vice mayor
  • Benjamin C. del Rosario, former vice mayor
  • Tutti Caringal, 6 Cycle Mind lead vocalist

See also[edit]

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