2016 - R - 64 A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE SON OF OLONGAPO SENATOR-ELECT RICHARD J. GORDON FOR WINNING AND RANKING FIFTH (5TH) IN THE JUST CONCLUDED 2016 LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS and FOR BEING RECENTLY RE-ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS


EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION   OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF OLONGAPO, HELD ON
JUNE 02, 2016 AT THE CITY HALL.

PRESENT:
           
Hon. Aquilino Y. Cortez, Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor & Temporary Presiding Officer
Hon. Eduardo J. Piano - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
Hon. Eduardo G. Guerrero - - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
Hon. Benjamin G. Cajudo II - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
Hon. Elena C. Dabu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
Hon. Noel Y. Atienza- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor  
Hon. Alreuela M. Bundang-Ortiz - - - - - - - - -City Councilor     
Hon. Edna A. Elane- - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
            Hon. Emerito Linus D. Bacay  - - - - - - - - - - -City Councilor
Hon. Randy C. Sionzon  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -President, Liga ng mga Barangay
Hon. Egmidio M. Gonzales, Jr.  - - - - - - - - - -Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative

ABSENT:

Hon. Eyrma Yvette D. Marzan-Estrella - - - - Acting Vice-Mayor
                                                           
   
RESOLUTION NO. 64    
(Series of 2016)

A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE  SON OF OLONGAPO SENATOR-ELECT RICHARD J. GORDON FOR WINNING AND RANKING FIFTH (5TH) IN THE JUST CONCLUDED 2016 LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS and FOR BEING RECENTLY RE-ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS

WHEREAS, the Commission on Election (COMELEC), sitting as National Board of Canvassers recently proclaimed the 12 winning Senatoriables in the 2016 Local and National Elections:

WHEREAS, the Former Olongapo City Mayor, SBMA Founding Chairman, Secretary of Tourism, Former Senator, and currently the Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon run as independent and ranked fifth (5th) in the Senatorial race garnering 16,719,322 votes;

WHEREAS,  Senator Dick Gordon is also a skilled legislator, being one of the most prolific and most brilliant legislators during the 13th and 14th Congress where he authored and sponsored major laws such as the Amended Automated Elections System Law, the Food Donation Act, the Tourism Act of 2009, the SSS Condonation Law, the Free Patent Law, and the Freeport Area of Bataan Act of 2009;

WHEREAS, former Olongapo City Mayor Richard J. Gordon was the prime mover in the city’s transformation from its notorious label as “Sin City” into a model city known for its discipline, cleanliness, impressive peace and order and innovative programs that were replicated throughout the country including Davao City under then mayor and now incoming President Rodrigo Duterte;

WHEREAS, as founding Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Senator-Elect Richard J. Gordon saved Olongapo from imminent economic dislocation after the US bases pullout in 1992. Through his inspirational leadership and vision, the country’s first ever Freeport was created that generated thousands of jobs for Olongapo residents and attracted billions in investments;

Con’t. of  Resolution  No. 64, Series of 2016.

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WHEREAS, Senator-Elect Richard J. Gordon, as Chair of the Philippine Red Cross never cease to give assistance to Olongapo through relief and rescue efforts, including equipment donations, to beef up the response capabilities of the City’s DRMM Office during disasters and calamities;

WHEREAS, Senator-Elect Richard J. Gordon was recently re-elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for another two year term during the PRC’s organizational meeting of the board last April 14-15, 2016;

WHEREAS, with the fresh mandate to serve as Chairman of PRC for sixth consecutive term, Dick Gordon was instrumental in the modernization and transformation of PRC to meet the growing humanitarian challenges of the country;

WHEREAS, as an outstanding and extraordinary leader with a vision, Senator Dick Gordon who, in whatever position he assumes, gives his best and brings out the best in the Filipino;

WHEREAS,  as the original son of Olongapo, his heart and concern to his native land is always his priority and one of his legislative agenda is the amendment of RA 7227 or the bases conversion and Development Act of 1992 for Olongapeños to fully reap the benefits of the Freeport;

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilor Eduardo J. Piano, with the unanimous accord of the Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod present;

RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled, to congratulate as it hereby congratulates the  Son of Olongapo Senator-Elect Richard J. Gordon for winning and ranking Fifth (5th) in the just concluded 2016 Local and National Elections and for being recently re-elected as Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross.

Let copy of this Resolution be furnished to Senator Richard J. Gordon for his information.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY,  June 02, 2016.

                                        

EYRMA YVETTE D. MARZAN- ESTRELLA
Acting Vice-Mayor & Presiding Officer
(absent)


    EDUARDO J. PIANO                                             AQUILINO Y. CORTEZ, JR.
                        City Councilor                                                                 City Councilor      
                                                                                                  Temporary Presiding Officer
                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                           EDUARDO G. GUERRERO                                                 BENJAMIN G. CAJUDO II  
                        City Councilor                                                                         City Councilor
                                                                                                           
   
                   ELENA C. DABU                                                             NOEL Y. ATIENZA      
                     City Councilor                                                                           City Councilor               

                                   


Con’t. of  Resolution  No. 64, Series of 2016.

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   ALREUELA M. BUNDANG-ORTIZ                                                    EDNA A. ELANE                                                                 
                     City Councilor                                                                         City Councilor                                        
                                                                                                                                         
       EMERITO LINUS D. BACAY                                                       RANDY C. SIONZON
                    City Councilor                                                            President, Liga ng mga Barangay
                                                                                                            ( out during votation)
                                                                       

EGMIDIO M. GONZALES, JR.
Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative

               
ATTEST:

                       MILDRED C. MONJE
                    Temporary Council Secretary


APPROVED BY HIS HONOR, THE CITY MAYOR ON________________________________.



                                                                                           RODEL S. CEREZO
                                                                                              Acting City Mayor

ATTEST:

                    SHEILA R. PADILLA
                  Secretary to the City Mayor

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