Philippine Councilors League inks agreement with UAP
Posted on: July 1, 2017
The Philippine Councilors League, the nationwide association of the 16,000-strong city and municipal councilors, expressed its full support, through its Chairman, Hon. Danilo C. Dayanghirang to the United Architects of the Philippines last June 30, 2017, in conjunction with the Padayon: The 2017 Inaugural.
The PCL and UAP sealed their partnership though a Memorandum of Agreement as both of the parties espouse a common commitment and objective to promote local economic development (and protect the rights and good welfare of the community including all its inhabitants, developers, and home and building owners, as well as all professionals, especially registered and licensed architects) through the implementation of the laws on architecture as provided for by the Local Government Code and the Republic Act No. 9266 otherwise known as the Architecture Act of 2004.
As the local legislators play a key and powerful role in the enactment of laws and ordinances to promote the common good, social order and economic development of the community, the PCL committed to launch and spearhead an advocacy campaign among all its members for the passage of a resolution enforcing and implementing fully the pertinent provisions of RA 9266 and its implementing rules and regulations.
Witnessed by the Chapters Presidents and National Officers who attended the Padayon 2017, the agreement was signed by PCL Chairman Hon. Dayanghirang and UAP National President Ar. Guillermo H. Hisancha.
Highlights of the PCL s Commitments:
- The PCL shall launch and spearhead an advocacy campaign among all its members for the passage of a resolution enforcing and implementing fully the pertinent provisions of RA 9266 and its implementing rules and regulations;
- Since the appointment of the city and municipal architect is optional under the Local Government Code, the PCL shall enjoin all its members to enact an ordinance creating the Office of the Architect and/or pass a resolution requesting the local chief executive to appoint a qualified city or municipal architect, as the case may be;
- The PCL shall initiate concrete steps, in coordination with their respective local chief executives, in establishing clear LGU policies on the illegal practice of architecture pursuant to the provisions of RA 9266 and its IRR, and other pertinent laws;