Domogan forms transition team to prepare for leadership turn-over

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan formed a local governance transition team to prepare for the turn-over of leadership after the May 13, 2019 elections.

In Administrative Order No. 49, the mayor named himself as chair of the team with City Administrator Carlos Canilao as vice chair, 15 department heads, two division chiefs, Dept. of Interior and Local Government Baguio City Director Evelyn Trinidad and an officer of the Baguio Association of Retired Persons (BARP) to represent the civil society or people's organization as members.

The team was tasked to "ensure the smooth local governance transition (and assumption) of the newly elected or reelected local officials on June 30, 2019."

The team will also take charge of conducting an inventory of the local government unit properties like land, buildings, infrastructure facilities, vehicles, office equipment, furniture, office supplies and others;

Gather, secure and preserve all official documents and records of transactions particularly the Governance Assessment Report, Commission on Audit report, contracts and loan agreements, comprehensive development plan, local development investment plan, annual investment plan, comprehensive land use or physical framework plan, capability development plan, executive-legislative agenda, organizational structure, inventory of personnel by nature of appointment and executive orders.

This will also include documents covered by the Full Disclosure Policy particularly the annual budget, statement of debt service, statement of receipts and expenditures, annual procurement plan, annual Gender and Development accomplishment report, statement of cash flow, bid results on civil works, goods and services and consulting services, report of Special Education Fund utilization, trust fund utilization, manpower complement, un-liquidated cash advances, supplemental procurement plan, 20 percent component of the Internal Revenue Allotment utilization and report of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund utilization.

The team will also ensure the smooth turn-over of accountabilities using the prescribed forms and the accomplishment and submission of the required documents among incoming officials to the concerned agencies.

A turn-over ceremony to include a briefing on the governance assessment report and key challenges to the incoming set of officials will also be prepared by the team on June 30.

The mayor's order was in compliance with the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-39 enjoining local chief executives to ensure a smooth transition and turn-over of leadership. – Aileen P. Refuerzo

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