By Roi Lomotan
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) on Thursday launched its Legislative Management, Tracking and Information System (LMTIS) website which aims to promote the culture of transparency and good governance at the Sanggunian level.
Negros Oriental Vice Gov. Mark Macias presented the LMTIS website with the address www.sp.negor.gov.ph to several Sanggunian Bayan (SB) members, SB secretaries, and some mayors and vice mayors from different cities and municipalities in the province during a forum on local legislation held in Dumaguete City.
Macias shared that the website serves as a database for all the resolutions and ordinances approved by the SP.
“In the website you can search, either in document number or by (title). For example, you are looking for ordinances on bonnet, you can search it there and it will appear,” Macias said.
Aside from this, SB members can now track the status of the resolution or ordinances they have submitted to SP for their review and validation.
The vice governor noted that one of the functions of the SP is to review resolutions and ordinances passed by the component cities and municipalities in the province.
The website also features some statistical links on the attendance of the SP members during their sessions, number of SP sessions conducted, and links to the SP internal rules, committee memberships, weekly agendas and downloadable copies of the Local Government Code and other relevant circulars.
Vice Gov. Macias sees this as a tool to strengthen transparency in local government.
“I want this to be a tool for transparency because transparency leads to accountability,” he emphasized. “Anybody in the world can use the website and log-in and find out what is happening in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Negros Oriental,” he added.
He, however, reminded those who will visit the site to log-in first before they can access the information provided by the website.
A log-in button is located at the left side of the webpage
In case the page won’t load with the given URL, he suggests to try the alternative which is www.sp.negor.us.to (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Oct. 9, 2015)