Tacloban City (July 11) – The eight mayor in the province of Biliran are scheduled to meet on July 12, Monday, in order to elect their president and other officers.
The meeting which will decide the new set of officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines Biliran Chapter for 2010 to 2013 is set at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Biliran Garden Hotel.
The elections will be facilitated by the DILG Biliran and the representative of LMP, Leyte Board Member Roque Tiu whose term of office at the National LMP will be until October.
For Eastern Visayas, only the LMP chapters in Northern Samar and in the province of Leyte have already elected their officers, Board Member Tiu said.
The LMP Biliran is the third among the six provinces of Eastern Visayas to have its election.
After Biliran, the mayors in the province of Southern Leyte are schedule to have their election of officers on July 19 at the Southern Leyte Provincial Capitol.
Section 21 of Article VIII of the Amended By-laws of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines provide for the creation of a Provincial Chapter.
It states that “All municipal mayors in every province including the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the National Capital Region (NCR), or at least a majority thereof, shall convene in their capacity as representatives of their respective municipalities and elect their respective Provincial Chapter Officers from among themselves whose primary duty is to carry out all policies and instructions formulated by the National Executive Committee and/or the National Directorate.
The municipalities of NCR shall constitute a chapter, who shall elect from among themselves their representative to the National Directorate.”
Moreover, Section 1 of Article IX of the same By-laws provides, “The National Secretariat, headed by the Secretary General shall supervise all elections of officers in the National, Island Cluster and Provincial Chapter levels, consistent with the guidelines issued by the National Executive Committee. (PIA 8)