Beng meets transition team PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 June 2013 11:56

Mayor-elect and Deputy House Speaker Beng Climaco has been briefed on the operations of the City Government in a series of meetings with the transition team headed by outgoing Mayor Celso Lobregat and composed of department heads and other city officials and representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City office.

Aside from meetings held at the City Hall conference room, Climaco and team also had a walk-through of various offices and departments of the City to ensure smooth takeover of leadership of the City Government come July 1.

“We thank Mayor Lobregat and the heads of the department and the DILG for orienting us. This will help us in the smooth transition of all our roles in the coming days,” outgoing District I Representative Climaco stated.

During the series of meetings, Climaco was briefed foremost about the personnel component, budgeting, planning and development, engineering, accounting, treasury and assessment of properties, health and social services. The second day of meeting included briefings on the operations of the City Administrator’s office, veterinary, agriculture, civil registry, environment and natural resources and other aspects pertaining to the local government.

Mayor Lobregat likewise gave an orientation about the operations of the mayor’s office and invited the different division chiefs under his office to also brief the incoming mayor about their responsibilities and operations. The divisions include the licensing and permits, tourism, housing and resettlement, information, barangay affairs, sports, computer services, pre-bids and awards and internal audit.

Also present during the meeting were Atty. Mohammad Taha Arakama and Jun Cillo of the City DILG, who are members of the transition team formed through an executive order signed by Mayor Lobregat last April.

Climaco hailed the series of meetings on transition of government as fruitful undertaking stressing it will equip her and her team on the knowledge and know-how, as she takes over the leadership effective July 1st.

The creation of transition team is in compliance to the memorandum issued by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. The memorandum ordered the team to conduct of an inventory, assemble all documents on records, turn-over of accountabilities and organize a turn-over ceremony, to include a briefing on the state of performance, state of development, financial performance and key challenges to all incoming set of officials. —Alexandra Blanca