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RulesofProcedureoftheSangguniang
Panlungsod
RESOLUTIONNO.589,S1998
ResolutionAmendingResolutionNo.466,S1995,
asAmended,Adoptingthe
RULESOFPROCEDUREOFTHESANGGUNIANGPANLUNGSODOF
THECITYOFMANDALUYONG

Government
CityGovernment
Representative
Mayor
ViceMayor
Council

WHEREAS, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, as the Legislative Body


oftheGovernmentoftheCityofMandaluyong,hereinafterreferredto
as SANGGUNIAN, is composed of the VICEMAYOR who shall be its
Presiding Officer, twelve (12) regular Sanggunian Members, the
President of the City Chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay, the
President of the Panlungsod na Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang
Kabataan and the Sectoral Representatives, as members. (Sec. 457,
Art.III,Chapter3,TitleIII,BookIII,R.A.7160)

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WHEREAS, SECTION 50 (a), Chapter 3, Title Two, Book I of


Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the "Local Government
Codeof1991"providesthattheSangguniangPanlungsodonthefirst
regularsessionfollowingtheelectionofitsmembersandwithinninety
(90) days thereafter, shall adopt or update its existing rules of
procedure
NOW, THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED,
that in order to achieve a maximum degree of efficiency during the
deliberation of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the following rules of
procedureareherebyadopted.

RULEI.MEMBERS:POWERS,DUTIESANDFUNCTIONS
SECTION1.COMPOSITION:
The Sangguniang Panlungsod, the Legislative Body of the City,
shall be composed of the City VICEMAYOR as Presiding Officer, the
regularSanggunianMembers,thePresidentoftheCityChapterofthe
LigangmgaBarangay,thePresidentofthePanlungsodnaPederasyon
ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan, and the sectoral representatives, as
members
In addition thereto, there shall be three (3) sectoral
representatives: one (1) from the Women and, as shall be
determined by the Sanggunian concerned within ninety (90) days
priortotheholdingofthelocalelections,one(1)fromtheagricultural
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or industrial workers and one (1) from other sectors, including the
UrbanPoor,indigenousculturalcommunities,ordisabledpersons
The regular members of the Sanggunian Panlungsod and the
sectoral representatives shall be elected in the manner as may be
providedforbylaw.
SECTION 2. POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: The
Sangguniang Panlungsod, as the Legislative Body of the City, shall
enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the
generalwelfareoftheCityanditsinhabitantspursuanttoSECTION16
oftheLocalGovernmentCode,asamendedandintheproperexercise
ofthecorporatepowersoftheCityasprovidedforunderSECTION22
ofthesameCode.

RULEII.OFFICERS:POWERSANDDUTIES
SECTION1.OFFICERS:ThefollowingshallbetheOfficersofthe
SangguniangPanlungsodoftheCityofMandaluyong.
A.TheVICEMAYOR.TheViceMayorshallbethePresiding
OfficeroftheSanggunian.
I.POWERSANDDUTIES.ThePresidingOfficershall
havethesepowersandduties.
a.Heshallpresideoverallsessionsofthe
Sanggunianwiththerighttovoteonlyto
breakatiehemaynot,however,be
compelledtovote
b.Heshallannouncethebusinessintheorderin
whichitistobeacteduponbythe
Sanggunian
c.Heshallrecognizeanymemberwhois
entitledtothefloor
d.Heshallstateallquestionsbeforethe
Sanggunianandputthesameintoavote,
whenregularlymoved,andannouncethe
resultthereof
e.Heshallassistinexpeditingbusiness
compatiblewiththerightsofthemembers,
allowingbriefremarksincasesofpending
debatablemotions,hemayhowever,co
sponsormeasures
f.Heshallenforceatalltimesorderand
decorum
g.Heshallruleonallpendingquestions,subject
toappealsbyMembersoftheSanggunian,
whichappealsshallnotbedebatable.Any
memberappealingmayexplainhisappealfor
notmorethanfive(5)minutes.Anyrulingon
anappealshallbesubmittedtothe
Sanggunianforitsapprovalordisapproval
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h.Heshallsignallordinancesandresolutions
passedbytheSanggunian,andallorders,
proceedingsandwarrantsissuedbyorderof
theSanggunian
i.HeshallsignallwarrantsdrawnontheCity
Treasuryforallexpendituresappropriatedfor
theoperationoftheSangguniangPanlungsod
j.SubjecttoCivilServicelaw,rulesand
regulations,appointallofficialsand
employeesoftheSanggunian,exceptthose
whosemannerofappointmentisspecifically
providedbylaw:(Section446(a)(l),Article
Two,Chapter3,TitleThree,BookIII,Republic
ActNo.7160)
k.Heshalloverseethedistributionofthe
AgendatotheCouncilorsandseetoitthat
copiesthereofarefurnishedthemembersat
leastfortyeight(48)hoursbeforetheregular
session
l.Heshalldeclarethesessionadjournedwhen
theSangguniangsovotesormotupropioany
timeintheeventofasuddenemergencysuch
asfire,riots,seriousdisorderorgreat
emergency
m.IntheeventoftheinabilityofthePresiding
OfficertopresideattheSangguniansession,
thefirsthighestrankingmember,andinhis
inabilityorabsence,thesecondhighest
rankingmembershallbecalledupontoactas
thetemporaryPresidingOfficer.Heshall
certifywithinten(10)daysfromthepassage
ofordinancesenactedandresolutions
adoptedbytheSanggunianinthesession
overwhichhetemporarilypresided.
B.SECRETARYTOTHESANGGUNIAN
a.TheSanggunianshallhaveaSecretarywhoshallbea
careerofficialwiththerankandsalaryequaltoahead
ofdepartmentoroffice.
b.NopersonshallbeappointedSecretarytothe
SanggunianunlessheisacitizenofthePhilippines,a
residentoftheCityofMandaluyong,ofgoodmoral
character,aholderofacollegedegreepreferablyin
law,commerceorpublicadministrationfroma
recognizedcollegeoruniversityandafirstgradecivil
serviceeligibleoritsequivalent.
c.TheSecretarytotheSanggunianshalltakechargeof
theOfficeoftheSecretarytotheSanggunianand
shall:
1.AttendmeetingsoftheSanggunianandkeep
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ajournalofitsproceedings
2.Keepthesealofthelocalgovernmentunit
andaffixthesamewithhissignaturetoall
ordinances,resolutionsandotherofficialacts
oftheSanggunianandpresentthesameto
thePresidingOfficerforhissignature
3.ForwardtotheMayor,forapproval,copiesof
ordinancesenactedbytheSanggunianand
dulycertifiedbythePresidingOfficer,inthe
mannerprovidedinSection54underBookI
oftheLocalGovernmentCodeof1991
4.Furnish,uponrequestofanyinterestedparty,
certifiedcopiesofrecordsofpubliccharacter
inhiscustody,uponpaymenttotheTreasurer
ofsuchfeesasmaybeprescribedby
ordinance
5.Recordinabookkeptforthepurpose,all
ordinancesandresolutionsenactedor
adoptedbytheSanggunian,withthedatesof
passageandpublicationsthereof
6.Keephisofficeandallnonconfidential
recordsthereinopentothepublicduringthe
usualbusinesshours
7.Translateintothedialectusedbythemajority
oftheinhabitantsallordinancesand
resolutionsimmediatelyaftertheirapproval,
andcausethepublicationofthesame
togetherwiththeoriginalversioninthe
mannerprovidedundertheLocalgovernment
Codeof1991
8.Heshallreadorcausetoberead,byhimself
orthroughareaderdesignatedbyhim,all
proposedordinances,motions,memorials,
petitionsandotherdocumentswhichheshall
reporttotheSanggunian,orwhenrequired
bytheSanggunianorbythePresidingOfficer
9.Heshallnotifyofficersandspecialcommittees
oftheirappointmentorcreations
10.Heshalltransmittothepropercommittees
mattersreferredtothembytheSanggunian
11.Heshallsendoutpropernoticesofallcalled
sessions,othermeetingsandpublichearings.
SECTION 2. OTHER OFFICERS. The following are the other
officersofthisSanggunian,towit:
A.MAJORITYFLOORLEADER.ThereshallbeaMajorityFloor
Leaderwhoshallbechosenfromwithintheranksofthe
dominantpartyandwhosefunctionsare,asfollows:
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1.Heshallapprovemattersforinclusionintheagenda,
provided,however,thatanyproposedmeasureor
matternotincludedintheagendashallbecalendared
uponwrittenpetitionofthemajorityofthemembers
oftheSanggunian
2.Heshallmoveforapprovalofanyitemintheagenda
orforreferencethereoftothecorresponding
committee,hismotiontothiseffectrequiringno
second,provided,however,thatifthemotionis
objected,thesameyieldstothemotion,duly
seconded,ofanymemberoftheSanggunian
3.Heshallberesponsibleforassigningspeakers
belongingtothedominantpartytosponsorany
particularpieceoflegislationduringsessionsand
4.Heshallberesponsibleforplanningparliamentary
strategiesonthefloor,assigningspeakersbelonging
tothedominantpartyduringdebatesandliningupof
membersbehindpartisanissues.
B.ASSISTANTMAJORITYFLOORLEADER.Heshallbechosen
fromwithintheranksofthedominantpartyandshallactand
performthefunctionsoftheMajorityFloorLeaderinhis
absence.
C.MINORITYFLOORLEADER.Heshallbechosenfromwithinthe
ranksoftheminoritypartyorpartieswhoshallberesponsible
forplanningparliamentarystrategiesoftheirgroupincluding
theliningupofspeakersduringdebates.
SECTION 3. SANGGUNIAN MACE. There shall be a Sanggunian
Mace to be displayed during every session, special or regular, of the
Sanggunian.ThesergeantatarmsoftheSangguniangPanlungsod,if
any, shall take custody and safekeeping of the same and shall be
responsibleforbringingittoSessionHallduringeverysession.

RULEIII.SESSIONSANDQUORUM
SECTION 1. SESSION DEFINED. A session is a meeting which,
although lasting for several hours, is one meeting. The Sanggunian
shall meet in regular sessions at least once a week for transacting
business and when public interest so demands, such number of
special sessions as may be called by the Mayor, ViceMayor or by a
majorityofthemembers.AllSangguniansessionsshallbeopentothe
public unless a closeddoor session is ordered by an affirmative vote
of a majority of the members present, there being a quorum in the
publicinterestorforreasonsofsecurity,decency,ormorality.Notwo
(2)sessions,regularorspecial,maybeheldinasingleday.
InthecaseofspecialsessionsoftheSanggunian,awrittennotice
totheMembersshallbeservedpersonallyatthelattersusualplaceof
residenceatleasttwentyfour(24)hoursbeforethespecialsessionis
held.
Unless, otherwise, concurred in by twothirds (2/3) vote of the
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Sanggunian Members present, there being a quorum, no other


mattersmaybeconsideredataspecialsessionexceptthosestatedin
thecallandcontainedinthenotice.
A.UnlesstheSanggunianordersotherwise,regularsessionshall
beheldeveryTuesdayatexactlythreeoclock3:00inthe
afternoon.Specialsessionsshallbeheldonthedateandtime
specifiedinthenotice.
B.ThePresidingofficershallopenthesessionbycallingthe
Sangguniantoorder,andmotupropioorwhensodirectedby
theSanggunian,shallordertherollcall.
C.Intheabsenceofaquorum,thePresidingOfficershalldeclare
arecessuntilsuchtimeasaquorumisconstituted.
D.Thesessionshallnotbesuspendedoradjourned,except
whensodirectedbytheSanggunian,but,thePresiding
Officermay,inhisdiscretiondeclarearecessinshort
intervals
E.Provided,however,thatthechairmaysuspendoradjournthe
sessionwhenthesamebecomesunrulyoruncontrollable
F.Theexacthourofopeningandadjourningeachsessionshall
beenteredintheminutesoftheSanggunian.
SECTION 2. QUORUM DEFINED. A quorum is such number of
MembersoftheSanggunianpresentinorderthatbusinesscanlegally
be transacted, which shall be onehalf plus one of all the members
constitutingthesaidBody.
A.ABSENCEOFQUORUM:PROCEDURE.Wheneverthequestion
ofquorumisraisedbyanymemberinanysession,the
PresidingOfficershallimmediatelyorderarollcalland
announceforthwiththeresultthereof.Intheabsenceofa
quorumafterrollcall,thePresidingOfficermaycompelthe
attendanceofanymemberabsentwithoutjustifiablecauseby
designatingamemberoftheSanggunian,tobeassistedbya
memberormembersoftheMandaluyongPoliceForceto
arresttheabsentmemberormembersandpresenthimatthe
session.Memberswhovoluntaryappearshallreporttheir
namestotheSecretarytohavetheirpresencerecordedand
theirnamesenteredintheminutesaspresent.If,inspiteof
theabove,thereisstillanabsenceofquorum,orthatthereis
noprospectofconstitutingaquorum,nootherbusinessshall
betransactedandthePresidingofficershallthendeclarethe
sessionsadjournedforlackofquorum.

RULEIV.ORDEROFBUSINESS:AGENDA
SECTION 1. ORDER OF BUSINESS. The order and calendar of
businessforeachsessionoftheSanggunianshallbeasfollows:
a.CalltoOrder
b.Prayer
c.SingingoftheNationalAnthem(mandatory)
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d.RollCalloftheMembers
e.ReadingandApprovaloftheminutesofthepreceding
sessions
f.BusinessoftheDay
1.Readingandreferencetothecorresponding
committeesofallcommunications,petitions,
memorials,endorsements,memoranda,motionsetc.
2.Firstreadingandreferencetocommitteeofproposed
resolutionsandordinances
3.Resolutionsandordinancesonsecondreading
4.Resolutionsandordinancesonthirdreading
g.OtherCommitteereports
h.OtherBusiness
i.Adjournment
SECTION 2. AGENDA. Matters that may be taken up in the
sessionoftheSanggunianshallbelimitedonlytothoseitemslistedin
same, the nature and substance of which must be described, except
thefollowing:
a.Afterthereadingoftheorderofbusiness,anymember
desiringtodeliveraprivilegespeechany,afterregistration
withtheMajorityFloorLeaderandwithpermissionofthe
PresidingOfficerfirsthad,speakfornotmorethantwenty
minutes,provided,however,thatifmorethanonemember
registersforthispurpose,eachspeakershallbelimitedto
onlyfifteen(15)minutes
b.WiththeconsentoftheSanggunian,urgentmattersmaybe
submittedonthefloor.Urgentmattersaresuchwhich
involvespublicinterest,thedelayintheconsiderationof
whichshallprejudiceessentialactivitiesofthegovernment.
c.Theagendashallbedistributedamongthemembersnotless
thantwo(2)daysprecedingthesession.

RULEV.ACTIONSBYTHESANGGUNIANGPANLUNGSOD
SECTION1.ITEMSINTHEAGENDA:GENERALRULE.Anymotion,
measure or proposal appearing in the agenda for reference to the
corresponding committee shall be subject to debate or discussion
debateoramendment,priortofinalaction.Explanatoryspeechbythe
authornottoexceedten(10)minutes,maybeallowedfollowingthe
readingofaparticularmatterappearingintheagenda.
SECTION 2. ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION PROCEDURE. Before an
ordinance or a resolution may be finally enacted, it shall undergo
threereadings,asfollows:
a.FIRSTREADING,whichshallconsistofthereadingbythe
Secretaryofthenumber,titleoftheproposedordinanceor
resolutionandthenameofitsauthororauthors,afterwhich
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itshallbereferredbythePresidingOfficertotheappropriate
committeeorcommitteeswithoutdebate,provided,however,
thatuponmotion,dulyseconded,theproponentmaybe
allowedtodeliversponsorshipspeechforaperiodnotlonger
thanfive(5)minutes.
b.SECONDREADING,atwhichtheproposedordinanceor
resolution,afterhavingbeensponsoredonthefloorbythe
committeechairmanorbyanycommitteememberdesignated
forthepurpose,shallbereadinfullinthemanner
recommendedbythecommitteeorcommittees,whereupon
themeasureshouldbesubject,firsttodebate,andthento
amendmentsandallproperparliamentarymotions.
c.THIRDREADING,atwhichnodebateoramendmentsshallbe
allowed,butthetitleoftheproposedordinanceorresolution
shallbereadandthequestionuponitspassageshallbe
immediatelytaken.Aresolutionshallbeenactedinthe
mannerprescribedforordinancebutitneednotgothrougha
thirdreadingforitsfinalconsiderationunlessitpartakesof
thenatureofanordinanceorunlessdecidedotherwisebya
majorityofallthemembers.

RULEVI.MINUTES
SECTION 1. THE MINUTES OF THE SANGGUNIAN. The record of
the proceedings of the Sanggunian shall be referred to as the
"MINUTES". It shall comprise a clear and succinct account of the
businesstransactedandtheactionstakenthereon.Theminutesshall
containthefollowing:
1.Natureofsessionheld(whetherspecialorregular)
2.NameofSangguniangPanlungsodoftheCityofMandaluyong
3.Date,timeandplaceofsession
4.ProperStatementofPresenceofPresidingOfficerand
members
5.Statementwhetherminutesofprevioussessionswere
approved,readingsdispensedwithandthedatesofsaid
sessioncitingcorrections
6.Title,numberandauthorsofeveryresolutionsorordinances,
iftheresolutionsorordinanceswerenotapproved
unanimously,abriefstatementoftheminorityopinion
nominalvoting
7.Allmainmotions(exceptthosewithdrawn)
8.Pointsoforderandappeals,whethersustainedorlost
9.VetomessageoftheMayor,infull
10.Timeofmeetingandadjournment
The minutes shall be signed by the Secretary and
authenticatedbythePresidingofficer.Itshallbeenteredina
good wellbound record book and the corresponding date of
approvalordisapprovalpropertyplacedtherein.

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RULEVII.COMMITTEESOFTHESANGGUNIANGPANLUNGSOD
SECTION 1. COMMITTEE DEFINED. A committee constitutes one
ormorepersonsappointed,designatedorelectedbytheSanggunian
to consider, investigate, recommend or take appropriate action on
mattersorsubjectsreferredtoit.
a.ThePresidingOfficershallnotbeamemberofanystanding
committee.
Provided, however, that he may be designated by the
Sanggunian as Chairman of a special committee for special
purposes.
SECTION2.COMPOSITION.Acommitteeshallbecomposedofa
Chairmanandsuchnumberofmembersasmaybedeterminedbythe
Sanggunian,butalwaysintheoddnumbers.
SECTION 3. COMMITTEE PROCEDURE. The Committee shall
functionasfollows:
a.TheChairmanshallfromtimetotime,convenethecommittee
toameeting.Provided,however,thatiftheChairmanis
absentorshallneglectordeclinetoconvenesuchmeeting,
thecommitteemayneverthelessmeetuponthewritten
petitionofthemajorityofthemembersthereof.
b.Anypersonshallhavetherighttoappearatcommittee
meetingsandpresenthisviewonthematterbeforeit,atsuch
reasonabletimes,asupontherequest,thecommitteemay
schedule.
c.Duringfinaldeliberations,nopersonsshallbepresentexcept
thecommitteemembersandsuchemployeesofthe
Sanggunianasarenecessarytofacilitatetheperformanceof
itsfunctions
d.Allquestionsbeforethecommitteeshallbeputintoavote
unlessotherwisepreviouslyagreedupon.
e.Afterfinaldeliberationsandvoting,thecommitteeshall
prepare,forsubmissiontotheSanggunian,areporttobe
signedbytheChairmanandthemembersthereof.Any
memberdissentingfromthereportshallsubmit,inwriting,
hisreasonstherefore.
Provided, however, that if by reason of urgency, a verbal
reportissubmittedbyaChairmantoacommitteeconcerned,
said verbal report shall be considered the report of the
committeeunlessobjectedto,beatleasttwo(2)membersof
thecommittee.
SECTION 4. SPECIAL COMMITTEE. There shall be special
committee created from time to time by the Sanggunian for special
purposes. Special committees shall cease to exist as soon as the
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Sanggunianshallhavereceivedtheirreports.Specialcommitteesshall
be independent of other committees but may adopt the procedure
prescribedintheprecedingsectionhereof.
SECTION 5. STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SANGGUNIAN.
Unless otherwise agreed upon, the Sanggunian shall constitute the
following standing committees, with powers and prerogatives herein
stated:
1.COMMITTEEONAPPROPRIATIONS
Withgeneraljurisdictionover:
1.Allmatterspertainingtofundsfortheexpendituresof
theCityGovernmentandforthepaymentofpublic
indebtedness,claimsagainstthegovernment,
appropriationofpublicfundsandmatterspertaining
topublicexpenditures.
2.COMMITTEEONWAYSANDMEANS
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to
revenue taxes, fees, loans, study and revision of tax
measuresandothersourcesandformsofrevenue.
3.COMMITTEEONLAWS,PEACEANDORDERANDPUBLIC
SAFETY.
Withgeneraljurisdictionover:
1.allmattersrelatingtotheRulesoftheSanggunian,
creationandreorganizationofCommittees
2.allmatterspertainingtothelegalityorvalidityof
measuresorproposalsaswellasallmattersrelating
tothelegalaspectsofactiontakenbyorsubmittedto
theSanggunian
3.allmattersconcerningthepoliceandfirestations
includingitsofficersandmen
4.allmatterspertainingtotrafficlaws,rulesand
regulationsanditsenforcement
5.allmatterspertainingtothecityjailanditsinmates
and
6.allmatterspertainingtothepreventionand/or
suppressionoflawlessness,riot,violence,rebellionor
seditionandpublicdisorder.
4.COMMITTEEONHEALTH,PUBLICWELFAREAND
ENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION
Withgeneraljurisdictiononmattersrelatingtothehealthand
welfare of the residents including measures mandatory to
existing city ordinances and resolutions on sanitation,
hospitalsandotheralliedhealthandsanitymeasures.
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With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the


protection of the environment against destruction's and
pollution control law and other laws for the protection and
advancement of the right of the people to a balanced and
healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of
nature.
5.COMMITTEEONEDUCATIONANDCULTURE
Withgeneraljurisdictionsover:
1.allcitypublicschools,itsmaintenance,tuitionfees,
schoolprojects,namingofschools,andmaintenance
ofcitylibrariesand
2.allmatterspertainingtothepromotionofcultureand
thearts
6.COMMITTEEONYOUTHANDSPORTSDEVELOPMENT
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the
development of the youth through civic and social activities
and the promotion and development of sports for nation
building.
7.COMMITTEEONWOMENANDFAMILY
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to
womens rights and welfare and the protection and
enhancementoftherightofallthepeopleofhumandignity.
8.COMMITTEEONBARANGAYAFFAIRS
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the
creation of new barangays, boundary disputes between
barangays, review of barangay enactments and generally, all
barangayaffairs.
9.COMMITTEEONLIVELIHOODANDCOOPERATIVES
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the
promotion, establishment and operation of cooperatives
among city employees, drivers and other entrepreneurial
groups for the benefits of their members including the
development and promotion of small and medium scale
industrieswithintheterritorialjurisdictionofthecity.
10.COMMITTEEONLANDEDESTATES
With general jurisdiction over matters relating to landed
estates, assessments, housing projects and award thereof to
qualifiedapplicants.
11.COMMITTEEONENGINEERINGANDPUBLICWORKS
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With general jurisdiction over matter relating to the


construction, maintenance and repair of public buildings,
streets and bridges, parks, monuments, playgrounds,
donation lease, exchange or expropriation of lands,
subdivisions, building permits, amendments to zonification
andotherpublicimprovementprojects.
12.COMMITTEEONHUMANRIGHTS
With general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the
protectionofthenaturalandlegalrightsofeveryperson
13.COMMITTEEONTRADE,COMMERCEANDINDUSTRYAND
APPOINTMENTS
Withjurisdictionover:
1.allmatterspertainingtothepromotionoftrade,
commerceandindustrywithinthecity.
2.allmatterspertainingtoappointmentsextendedby
theCityMayorpursuanttoparagraph(d),Section
454,Chapter2,RepublicActNo.7160,otherwise
knownasTheLocalGovernmentCodeof1991.
14.COMMITTEEONLABORANDPUBLICSERVICE
Withgeneraljurisdictionover:
1.allmatterspertainingtomanagementandlabor
relation,
2.allmatterspertainingtothedeliveryofbasicservices
suchas,butnotlimitedto,collectionanddisposalof
garbageand
3.regulationandmaintenanceofpublicmarkets,
slaughterhouse,publiccemeteryandsimilarpublic
facilitiesownedbytheCityGovernment.
SECTION 6. REORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES: TENURE.
Elections for or designation of the Chairman, ViceChairman and
Members of the different standing committees shall be held on the
first session of July each year. The Chairman, ViceChairman and
memberselected shall hold office for one (1) year unless sooner
removedbyamajorityofallthemembersoftheSanggunian.
SECTION 7. REPORTS, DISCHARGE OF COMMITTEES. The
different standing committees, within thirty (30) working days from
receiptofanymatterreferredtothemforanyaction,commentand/or
recommendation shall prepare for submission to the Sanggunian a
report together with the proposed amended text to be filed by the
chairman and majority of the members thereof. A member of a
committeewhodissentsfromthereport,maysubmitaseparateone
inwritingstatinghisreasontherein.Wherethecompletionofthesaid
reportcouldnotbeaccomplishedwithintheoriginalperiodallottedfor
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the said purpose, due to insuperable or extremely difficult nature of


the matter involved, the committee to whom the same is referred,
may request the Sanggunian for an additional period of time within
which to submit its report. Such extension will not be permitted
exceptformeritoriousreasonsandunlesstherequestismadebefore
the expiration of the time sought to be extended. The privilege to
request for an extensions could be availed of by the committee
concerned only once and for a period not longer than that originally
allottedforthepurpose.
SECTION 8. REPORTS, RECONSIDERED AND/OR TRANSMITTED.
When a report is recommitted to the committee or is transmitted to
anothercommittee,themeasureconcernedshallremaininitsoriginal
status, unless the Chairman of the other committee renders a verbal
reportunderletter"E"ofSection3,RuleVI.
SECTION 9. FILLING OF VACANCY. Whenever vacancy occurs in
any of the standing committees, the same shall be filled in by the
Sanggunian.

RULEVIII.GENERALRULESOFORDINANCES,RESOLUTIONS,
MOTIONS,COMMUNICATIONS,PETITIONSANDOTHERMATTERS
SECTION 1. PROPOSAL ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, MOTIONS
AND OTHER MATTERS. These shall be signed by their authors and
shall be filed with the Secretary at least two (2) days before each
sessionwhoshallimmediatelytransmitthesametotheMajorityFloor
Leader for inclusion in the agenda. All communications and other
mattersendorsedbytheMayortotheSanggunian,aswellaspetitions
received from residents of the City, shall be transmitted by the
SecretarytotheMajorityFloorLeaderforthesamepurpose.
a.Afterdueconsiderationoftheproposedordinance,resolution,
motion,petitionorothermatter,theCommitteeconcerned
shallreportthesametotheSanggunian.
b.Duringtheconsiderationofthemeasuresmentionedinthe
nextprecedingparagraph,thesameshallbesubjectedto
debate,amendmentandallproperparliamentaryprocedures.
SECTION 2. DISCUSSION, INTERPELLATION. Main speeches
during the discussion of any measure shall be limited to twenty (20)
minutesforeachspeakerandrebuttalspeechesshallbelimitedtoten
(10) minutes. After three have spoken in favor and two against the
measure, alternately, or only one speech shall have been delivered
and none against, a motion to close the general debate shall be in
order.
Ifsaidmotionisapproved,theSanggunianshallthenproceedto
consider amendments under the five (5)minute rule. Only one
member being allowed to deliver a speech in favor and another
against the amendments. Any member desiring to amend and
amendment shall also be allowed five (5) minutes and another
opposing it another five (5) minutes, after which discussion shall be
terminated.TheSanggunianmay,byavoteofthemajority,closeall
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debate at any time during the debate on all other amendments, the
motion for which shall not be debatable. This does not, however,
precludefurtheramendmentstobedecidedwithoutdebate.
After a general debate is closed, and the amendments disposed
of,themainmeasuresshallbevoteduponforfinalapproval.
No member shall be allowed to deliver more than once main
speechoronerebuttalspeechduringtheconsiderationofanymotion.
SECTION 3. MOTIONS AND THEIR PRECEDENCE. Unless
withdrawnbytheauthoronthedayofsubmission,everymotionfiled
shallbeincludedintheagenda.
a.Whenaverbalmotionispresented,thePresidingOfficershall
statesametotheCouncil.Ifinwriting,heshallcauseittobe
readbytheSecretarybeforebeingdebatedupon.Themotion
shallthenbeconsideredashavingbeenbroughttothe
attentionoftheCouncil.Itmaybewithdrawnatanytime
beforeadecisionishadthereonoranyamendmenttoitis
presentedthereto.
b.Iftherearequestionsunderdebate,noothermainmotions,
excepttoadjourntodeclarearecessortolayonthetable,
shallbeentertained.Theselattermotionsshallbedecided
withoutdebate.
c.Motionstopostponetoacertainday,todeferortopostpone
indefinitelyshallhaveprecedenceintheforegoingorder.
d.Nomotiontopostponetoacertainday,todeferorto
postponeindefinitely,whichhavingfailedofpassage,shall
againbeallowedonthesamedayandatthesamestageof
thequestion.
e.Whenageneraldebateonamotionorpropositionisclosed,a
motiontoamendandamotiontoamendanamendmentshall
beinorder.Itshallalsobeinordertoofferafurther
amendmentby"substitution"provided,however,thatthe
lattershallnotbevoteduponuntilaftertheoriginalmotionor
propositionisdisposedof.Anyamendmentmaybewithdrawn
beforeadecisionishadthereon.
f.Nomotionorpropositiononasubjectdifferentfromthat
underconstitutionshallbeadmittedundercolorof
amendments.
g.Beforeaquestioncouldbethesubjectofdiscussion,such
question,onmotiondulyseconded,shallbedividedifit
includespropositionssodistinctinsubstancethatwhenoneis
takenaway,anothersubstantivepropositionremains.
h.Amotiontostrikeoutandinsertisindivisiblebutamotionto
strikeoutbeinglost,shallneitherprecludeamendmentnor
motiontostrikeoutandinsert.
i.AmotiontoreadanypartoftheRulesisequivalenttoacall
toorderandshalltakeprecedenceoveranymotionexceptto
adjourn.
j.Whenvotingonamotionisnotdebatable,nootherremarks
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willbeentertainedbythechairwhenaMembercastshisvote.
SECTION 4. QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE: PROCEDURE. Questions
relatingtotherightsandprivilegesoftheSanggunianortoanyofits
members shall take precedence over all motions except motions
relatingtoadjournmentandrecess.
A.QUESTIONSOFPRIVILEGE:Whatconstitutes:
1.Questionsofsuchurgencyandrequiringimmediate
actionmayinterruptamembersspeech,asfor
example,whenanymotionorreportthatisbeing
readcannotbeheardinapartoftheSessionHall.
2.Questionsofpersonalprivilegesmustrelatetooneas
aMemberoftheSanggunianorelserelatetocharge
againsthischaracterwhichiftrue,woulddisqualify
himfrombecomingamemberoftheSanggunian.
a.PRIVILEGESOFTHESANGGUNIAN:
1.Thoserelatingtotheorganizationof
theSanggunian.
2.Thoserelatingtothecomfortofthe
MembersoftheSanggunianlike
seating,lighting,ventilating,etc.,of
theSessionHall.
3.Thoserelatingtothefreedomfrom
noiseandconductofofficersorother
employees.
4.Thoserelatingtopunishmentofa
Memberfordisorderlyconductor
otheroffenses.
5.Thoserelatingtotheaccuracyof
publishedreportsofproceedings.
B.PRIVILEGEDQUESTION:WHATAREINCLUDED:Privileged
questionsshallinclude,besidesquestionofprivilege,acallfor
theorderofthedayandprivilegemotionsrelatingto
adjournmentandrecess.
1.Acallfortheorderofthedayshallbeademandthat
theSanggunianconformtoitsorderofbusiness,a
motiontotheeffectrequiringnosecond.
2.Anymembershallhavetherighttodemandthatthe
orderofbusinessbeconformedto.
3.Anymemberwhoshallcallfortheorderoftheday
whenthereisnodeviationfromtheorderofbusiness
shallbedeclaredoutoforder.
SECTION5.DEBATE,DECORUMANDPROCEDURES.Forpurposes
ofdecorum,thefollowingrulesshallbeobserved:
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a.Duringdebates,amembershallconfinehimselftothe
questionbeforetheSanggunianandshallavoidpersonalities.
Heshallobserveproperdecorumduringtheentire
proceedings.
b.Inreferringtoanothermember,thelattershallalwaysbe
referredtobyhisofficialtitlesoras"thememberswhospoke
last".
c.Beforeanymattershallbedebatedupon,amotionshould
firstbemadedulysecondedandstatedbythe"Chair".
d.Itshallonlybethe"Chair"whocanruleanyverbalmotionof
otherotherwise,theChairshallstatethequestionbeforethe
Councilforconsiderationandapproval.
e.Anymembermaymodifyamotionthroughsuggestions.The
movant,withtheconsentofthe"seconder"shallhavethe
righttomakesuchmodificationsashepleasesorwithdraws
initsentirelyamotionbeforethePresidingOfficerstatethe
question.
f.Forpurposesofobtainingthefloor,amembershallriseand
thenaddressthePresidingOfficer,"Mr.PresidentorMr.
Chairman".Themembercandosoonlyafteraformer
memberhasyieldedthefloor.
g.ThePresidingOfficershallbetheonlyauthoritytorecognize
anymemberbyannouncingthelattersnameasasignof
recognitiontothefloor.
h.WhentwoormoreMembersriseatthesametime,the
memberwhosenameisfirstcalledbythe"Chair"shallbe
entitledtothefloor.
i.Anymembersponsoringanymeasureunderconsideration
mayopenandclosethedebatewheregeneraldebatehas
beenorderedthereon.
j.WordsdesiredtobeexceptedbyanyMembershallbestated
aloudbythePresidingOfficer:Provided,however,thatthe
memberwhoutteredthesame
k.shallnotbeheldtoanswernorbesubjecttocensurebythe
Sanggunianiffurtherdebateoranotherbusinessintervenes.
l.WhentheSanggunianisinsession,nomembershallpass
betweenanotherwhohasthefloorandthe"Chair".
m.Nomembershallwalkoutoforacrossthesessionhallwhen
thePresidingOfficerisaddressingtheSanggunian.
SECTION 6. VOTING. If the question is undebatable, or debate
hasbeenclosedbyorderoftheSanggunian,the"Chair",immediately
afterstatingthequestion,shallputsametoavote,allowingonlysuch
timeformemberstoriseiftheywishtostateamotionofhigherrank.
a.ThePresidingOfficershallrisetoitaquestionintoavoteand
shalldoitinthisform:"Asmanyasareinfavor(asquestion
maybe),sayAYEandafteraffirmativevoiceisexpressed,"As
manyasareopposed,sayNAY".Ifhedoubtsoradivisionis
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calledfor,theSanggunianshalldivide.Thoseinthe
affirmativeshallfirstrisefromtheirseatsorraisetheirhands,
andthenthoseinthenegative.
b.WhenthePresidingOfficerasksifthereisanyobjectiontoa
motionforapprovalofanyordinanceorresolutiondirecting
thepaymentofmoneyorcreatingliability,andnoone
registershisobjectionthereto,theSecretaryshallenterinthe
recordasvotingaffirmatively,thenamesofalltheMembers
presenttothatparticulartime,thishavingtheeffectofa
nominalvoting.
c.Nomembercanvoteonaquestioninwhichhehasadirector
personalpecuniaryinterest.Thisdoesnot,however,preclude
anyMemberfromvotingforhimselfforanypositionwithinthe
SangguniangPanlungsod.
d.AMembercanchangehisvoteonlybeforethe"Chair"
announcestheresultofthevoting.Aftertheannouncement,a
Membercanchangehisvoteonlybyunanimousconsent.
e.Anymembermayexplainhisvotenottoexceedfive(5)
minutes.
f.NomembercouldbecompelledtovoteHemay,however,
abstain.
g.AvotebyAYESandNAYSshallbeenteredintheminutesthis
havingtheeffectofanominalvotingevenafteravoteby
divisionhasbeenhad,attherequestofanymember
h.Nomotionorquestion,exceptonthepresenceofquorum
shallbeentertainedduringthevoting.
SECTION 7. RECONSIDERATION. When a report, motion,
resolution or proposed ordinance has been adopted or lost, only a
Memberwhovotedwiththeprevailingsideshallbeentitledtopresent
amotionforreconsiderationwhenthematterisstillwithinthecontrol
oftheSanggunian.Provided,however,thataMemberwhovotedwith
theminoritymaypresentamotionforreconsideration,ifsecondedby
a Member from the prevailing side. Any Member who abstain from
votingshallhaveabsolutelynorighttoaskforreconsideration.

RULEIX.DECLARATIONOFOUTOFORDERREFUSALTO
ABIDE:PUNISHMENT
SECTION 1. Any Member of the Sanggunian who shall fail to
observe the rules as prescribed herein shall be declared out of order
andifhehasthefloor,maybecompelledtotakehisseat.Incaseof
refusal to abide by the ruling of the Chair, the Sanggunian upon
motion of any Member and duly seconded, may officially reprimand
theerringMemberwhichreprimandshallappearintheMinutesofthe
SessionoftheSanggunian.Thesamepunishmentmaybeimposedfor
dereliction of duty, as when a Member refuses to attend the Session
afteraquorumisquestioned.
For other disorderly behavior and absences without justifiable
cause for four (4) consecutive sessions, a Member may likewise be
censured, reprimanded, or excluded from the session suspended for
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notmorethansixty(60)days,orexpelled:Provided,thatthepenalty
of suspension or expulsion shall require the concurrence of at least
twothirds(2/3)voteofalltheSanggunianMembers:
Provided,further,thatamemberconvictedbyfinaljudgmentto
imprisonmentofatleastone(1)yearforanycrimeinvolvingmoral
turpitudeshallbeautomaticallyexpelledfromtheSanggunian.

RULEX.SUSPENSIONOFRULES
AnypartoftheseRulesrelatingtotheorderofbusiness,business
procedure,andlikeproceduralmatters,maybesuspendedbygeneral
consentorbytwothirdsvoteofthememberspresent.Arulemaybe
suspended to take up a question that has been postponed to some
othertimeortoadvanceitsconsiderationintheorderofbusinessor,
generally,todeviatefromtheregularprocedureofdoingbusiness,so
that the Council may be able to act with dispatch on important and
urgent matters without violating its own rules. In any case, the
suspension shall be for a purpose connected with the immediate
pendingquestionandnobusinessexceptthatdirectlyconnectedwith
thequestionforwhichtherulehasbeensuspendedcanbetakenup
during the period of such suspension. Once the business for which a
rulehasbeensuspendedisdisposedof,thesuspensionlosesitseffect
andtherulebecomeseffectiveagain.

RULEXI.SUPPLEMENTALRULES
SECTION1.TheRulesofProcedureandParliamentarypoliciesof
the Legislative Bodies of the Philippines and Parliamentary Rules by
Orendain shall serve as supplementary authorities of the Sanggunian
insofarastheyarecompatiblewiththeserulesandstandingorders.

RULEXII.AMENDMENTS
SECTION1.AnyamendmentstotheseRulesshallbepresentedin
writing and shall be adopted by a vote of twothirds (2/3) of all the
Members of the Sanggunian, Provided, however, that no amendment
to these Rules shall be presented within three (3) months from their
promulgation.

RULEXIII.REPEALINGCLAUSE
SECTION 1. Any and/or all previous resolutions inconsistent
herewith are hereby deemed repealed, modified or amended
accordingly.

RULEXIV.DATEOFEFFECTIVITY
SECTION 1. These Rules shall take effect immediately upon
approval.
ADOPTED on this 13th day of August 1998 in the City of
Mandaluyong.
ATTESTED:
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JESUSC.CRUZ
CityViceMayor&PresidingOfficer
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING RESOLUTION WAS
ADOPTED AND APPROVED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF
MANDALUYONG IN REGULAR SESSION HELD ON THE DATE AND
PLACEFIRSTABOVEGIVEN.
ADVENTORR.DELOSSANTOS
ActingSanggunianSecretary
APPROVED:
BENJAMINC.ABALOS,JR.
CityMayor
(Date)
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