DILG acknowledges the excellent performance of 15th Puerto Princesa City Council on its nationwide Local Legislative Award, places it as second in rank next to Quezon City Council. (Photo taken during the testimonial dinner of the outgoing members of the 15th City Council)

The 15th Puerto Princesa City Council was conferred second in place on the nationwide Local Legislative Awards of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), vice mayor Nancy Socrates said Monday.

Vice mayor Socrates shared the news about the previous council during the regular flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall, September 9.

“In spite of the many upheavals na nangyari sa terminong iyon ay we still managed to get the second place,” Socrates said as she remembered the challenges faced by the erstwhile council.

The awards are given every three years, which corresponds to each council’s term.

These awards from DILG were being conferred with the aim to acknowledge the excellent performance of the councils in cities and municipalities of the country in relation to crafting necessary measures towards the development of their constituents and in building up strong and reliable local administration.

The 15th City Council, which was led by former City vice mayor Luis Marcaida III and Socrates herself was a member, follows the Quezon City Council that won first place.

Socrates said the 16th Council, which is the current council, now targets to gain the first place award.

Socrates added she is confident that the present council, which she leads as the current city vice mayor, can beat Quezon City.

“We are exerting all our efforts to streamline the process concerning Sangguniang Panlungsod. We are exerting efforts to come up with more meaningful and responsive ordinances and resolutions,” said Socrates.