Memorandum Orders

Executive Order No. 01
Series of 2011

REORGANIZATION OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE AND ARTS

WHEREAS, Section 16 of the Local Government Code provide that the Local Government Unit plays an important role in the development, promotion and preservation of Filipino Culture to encourage the participation of the people in the development and preservation of the Filipino identity;

WHEREAS, Section 447 (5)(XVI), 458 (5)(XVI) and section 468 (4)(VIII) of the same Code, vest upon local Saggunian the power to establish local councils whose purpose is the promotion of culture and the arts, coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations and subject to the availability of the funds, appropriate funds for the support and development of the same.

WHEREAS, in order to promote the Filipino Culture, instill nation hood and cultural unity, and raise the level of consciousness of the people on culture values, conservation of historical and cultural heritage and recourses must be done to remind us of our national culture and identity.

WHEREAS, in pursuit of these mandates, goals and objectives, there is a need to create bodies at the local levels that will ensure the preservation, enrichment and promotion of the Filipino National Culture.

NOW THEREFORE, I, VICENTE B. FLORES, JR., Municipal Mayor of Oton, Iloilo by virtue of the powers vested in me by law do hereby order the following:

Section 1. Creation of the Municipal Council for Culture and Arts with the following composition:

Chairperson: HON. VICENTE B. FLORES, JR.
Municipal Mayor

Co-Chairperson HON. JOSE NEIL P. OLIVARES
Vice Mayor

HON. JUAN MIGUEL M. FLORES
SB-Chairman, Committee on CHAT

Members: CATALINA T. GICOLE
Municipal Treasurer

JOSE MERLITO D. MONTEALTO
Municipal Budget Officer

IRENE H. OTERO
Information Officer III/Tourism Officer

JOSE RITO P. PALMES
General Services Officer

HON. MARGARITO T. CLAVEL III
ABC President

HON. EUEL BRAIN VILLAVICENCIO
SKMF

HON. RODOLFO ALCONGA, JR.
SB-Vice Chairman, Committee on CHAT

HON. FRANCISCA EZPELETA
SB-Member, Committee on CHAT

NGO Representatives

1. Mr. Gregorio “Boy” Masculino, Jr. (Arts)
2. Mrs. Fe Dureza (Oton History and Culture Society)
3. Mr. Nicolas Gallenero (Academe)
4. Mr. Sherwin De La Cruz (Academe)
5. Mrs. Elisa Bustamante (Academe)
6. Mrs. Mary Jean Unato (Academe)
7. Mrs. Lourdes Murones (Academe)
8. Mr. Remigio Hijalga (Academe)
9. Ms. Sheila Ann Masculino (Academe)
10. Mrs. Dorothy Monteclaro (Academe)
11. Hon. Marites Eusoya (ABC)
12. Mr. Vic Batilaran (Academe)

Section 2. Duties and Function of the Municipal Council for Culture and Arts

1. Formulate programs and enhance artistic talents
2. Ensure the protection, preservation and conservation of the Filipino and local historical heritage
3. In coordination with the private sector, conduct and organize cultural festivals, competition, lectures, seminars, and take charge of exhibits during fiestas and other related activities
4. Conduct periodic inventory of local cultural objects and sites
5. Conduct periodic consultations with all the related agencies about several cultural issues and concerns
6. Encourage the development of the local cultural industries
7. Coordinate with the Provincial Culture and Arts Council

Section: This order shall take effect immediately

Done in the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo this 11th day of January 2011.

VICENTE B. FLORES, JR.
Mayor

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