A Letter of
Disclaimer on the approval of the 2010 Annual Budget of the province of Samar
Republic of the Philippines
PROVINCE OF SAMAR
TANGGAPAN NG SANGGUNIANG
STEPHEN JAMES T. TAN
Province of Samar
The undersigned are members
of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Samar.
This is to formally and
officially DISCLAIM the validity of ordinance for the approval of the
2010 Annual Budget of the Province of Samar that transpired during the
regular session of the Sanggunaing Panlalawigan on august 26, 2010 at
the Samar Provincial Capitol Building.
The procedure adopted by the
members present for the alleged approval of the 2010 annual Budget was
IMPROPER and ILLEGAL as it failed to meet the necessary requirements
for approval of an appropriation ordinance which requires the MAJORITY
VOTE OF ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN,
Moreover, the 2010 annual
Budget was UNCEREMONIOUSLY, CLANDESTINELY AND SURREPTITOUSLY treated
during said regular session as it was not calendared on the said
session and it was only brought on the item for Other Matters despite
the fact that said 2010 budget is already with the proper Committees
and is under treatment and consideration of the concerned Committee.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan
of the Province of Samar is composed of FOURTEEN (14) MEMBERS
including the Vice Governor as the Presiding Officer. A simple
mathematical computation would clearly show that a vote of SEVEN (7)
members is necessary to meet the requirement of MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL
THE MEMBERS OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN for the approval of an
NOW, THEREFORE, We are
FORMALLY and OFFICIALLY DISCLAIMING the validity of the ordinance for
the approval of the 2010 annual Budget and any transactions and/or
dealing pursuant to said invalid ordinance shall be ineffective and
has no force and effect of the law.
Thank you and we are hoping
that you will give this matter a preferential attention.
(SGD.) HON. CHARLITO
(SGD.) HON. NOEL L.
(SGD.) HON. JIMMY R.
(SGD.) HON. RENATO P.
(SGD.) HON. JASPER R.
(SGD.) HON. PRUDENCIO
A. DY, JR.
(SGD.) HON. EUNICE U.