Memorandum Orders

Series of 2011


WHEREAS, in the light of the various economic and currency crisis, the local Government Unit of Oton has reassessed its financial performance and condition to ensure that its targeted fiscal performance is on track;

WHEREAS, there is a need to maintain a prudent and firm fiscal posture to send positive signals about the local government’s genuine commitment to curb unnecessary expenditures in terms of electricity, power and fuel consumption;

WHEREAS, the department heads of this local government has affirmed the need for this municipality to identify cost- reduction or austerity measures;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, VICENTE, B. FLORES JR., Municipal Mayor of the Very friendly Municipality of Oton, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law do hereby order;

SECTION 1. All department concerned, including national agencies, within the premises of this local government unit shall implement austerity measures to reduce unnecessary expenditures and enhance cost effectiveness and efficiency in government programs and projects. For this purpose, they shall identify and undertake measures that will reduce respective office expenditures by at least five (5 %) in areas of electricity, fuel, transportation allowances, office supplies, and other utilities.

SECTION 2. The measures may include the implementation and observance of any or all of the following:

1.1 Utilization of Air-condition facilities shall start at 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM only, except when the facility is being utilize as venue for seminars, trainings, orientations and other form of meetings and gatherings;

1.2 Utilization of lighting facilities within the workplace shall start at 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon, and 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM except when the facility is being utilize relative to an approved overtime services or as venue for seminars, training, orientations and other form of meetings and gatherings;

1.3 Utilization of computer facilities shall also follow the time prescribed Under Item No. 2.2 of this section;

2.2 Deferment of the following activities;

a. Attendance to conferences by private sector entities where the cost shall be charged to the government;
b. Approval of Travel Orders with monetary claims on routine or scheduled travel to the city for the following purposes, but not limited to correspondences, follow-up of previous transactions, check endorsements and advice during Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays;

2.3 Streetlights, including all lighting facilities of public use of this local government which are utilize during the nighttime shall also be turned on at least 30 minutes later and turned off an hour earlier than its regular scheduled utilization.

SECTION 3. All departments shall prepare their respective austerity programs consistent herewith and submit a report to the Office of the Mayor every quarter starting this month.

SECTION 4. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

Municipality of Oton, Iloilo

23 June 2011


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