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Very truly yours,
Hon. Jennifer Austria-Barzaga

SEC. 455. Chief Executive; Powers, Duties and Compensation

A . The city mayor, as chief executive of the city government, shall exercise such powers and perform such duties and functions as provided by this Code and other laws.

b . For efficient, effective, and economical governance, the purpose of which is the general welfare of the city and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of this Code, the city mayor shall:

1 . Exercise general supervision and control over all programs, projects, services, and activities of the city government, and in this connection, shall:

I. Determine the guidelines of city policies and be responsible to the sangguniang panlungsod for the program of government;

II. Direct the formulation of the city development plan, with the assistance of the city development council, and upon approval thereof by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, implement the same;

III. Present the program of government and propose policies and projects for the consideration of the Sangguniang Panlungsod at the opening of the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod every calendar year and as often as may be deemed necessary as, the general welfare of the inhabitants and the needs of the city government may require;

IV. Initiate and propose legislative measures to the Sangguniang Panlungsod and as often as may be deemed necessary, provide such information and data needed or requested by the said sanggunian in the performance of its legislative functions;

V. Appoint all officials and employees whose salaries and wages are wholly or mainly paid out of city funds and whose appointments are not otherwise provided for in this Code, as well as those he may be authorized by law to appoint;

VI. Represent the city in all its business transactions and sign in its behalf all bonds, contracts, and obligations, and such other documents upon authority of the Sangguniang Panlungsod or pursuant to law or ordinance;

VII. Carry out such emergency measures as may be necessary during and in the aftermath of manmade and natural disasters and calamities;viii.Determine the time, manner and place of payment of salaries or wages of the officials and employees of the city, in accordance with law or ordinance;

IX. Allocate and assign office space to city officials and other officials and employees who, by law or ordinance, are entitled to such space in the city hall and other buildings owned or leased by the city government;

X. Ensure that all executive officials and employees of the city faithfully discharge their duties and functions as provided by law and this Code, and cause to be instituted administrative or judicial proceedings against any official or employee of the city who may have committed an offense in the performance of his official duties;

XI. Examine the books, records and other documents of all offices, officials, agents or employees of the city and, in aid of his executive powers and authority, require all national officials and employees stationed in or assigned to the city to make available to him such books, records, and other documents in their custody, except those classified by law as confidential;

XII. Furnish copies of executive orders issued by him, to the provincial governor in the case of component city mayors; to the Office of the President in the case of highly-urbanized city mayors; and to their respective metropolitan council chairmen in the case of mayors of cities in the Metropolitan Manila Area and other metropolitan political subdivisions, within seventy-two (72) hours after their issuance;

XIII. Visit component barangays of the city at least once every six (6) months to deepen his understanding of their problems and conditions, listen and give appropriate counsel to local officials and inhabitants, inform the component barangay officials and inhabitants of general laws and ordinances which especially concern them, and otherwise conduct visits and inspections to ensure that the governance of the city will improve the quality of life of the inhabitants;

XIV. Act on leave applications of officials and employees appointed by him and the commutation of the monetary value of their leave credits in accordance with the law;

XVI. Call upon any national official or employee stationed in or assigned to the city to advise him on matters affecting the city and to make recommendations thereon; coordinate with the said official or employee in the formulation and implementation of plans, programs and projects; and, when appropriate, initiate an administrative or judicial action against a national government official or employee who may have committed an offense in the performance of his official duties while stationed in or assigned to the city;

XVII. Authorize payment for medical care, necessary transportation, subsistence, hospital or medical fees of city officials and employees who are injured while in the performance of their official duties and functions, subject to availability of funds;(xviii.)Solemnize marriage, any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding;

XIX. Conduct an annual Palarong Panlungsod, which shall feature traditional sports and disciplines included in national and international games, in coordination with the Department of Education, and,

XX. Submit to the provincial governor, in the case of component cities; the following reports: an annual report containing a summary of all matters pertinent to the management, administration and development of the city and all information and data relative to its political, social and economic conditions; and supplemental reports when unexpected events and situations arise at any time during the year, particularly when manmade or natural disasters or calamities affect the general welfare of the city, province, region or country;

2 . Enforce all laws and ordinances relative to the governance of the city and in the exercise of the appropriate corporate powers provided for under Section 22 of this Code, implement all approved policies, programs, projects, services and activities of the city and, in addition to the foregoing, shall:

(i.) Ensure that the acts of the city's component barangays and of its officials and employees are within the scope of their prescribed powers, duties and functions;

(ii.) Call conventions, conferences, seminars, or meetings of any elective and appointive officials of the city, including provincial officials and national officials and employees stationed in or assigned to the city, at such time and place and on such subject as he may deem important for the promotion of the general welfare of the local government unit and its inhabitants;

(iii.) Issue such executive orders for the faithful and appropriate enforcement and execution of laws and ordinances;(iv.)Be entitled to carry the necessary firearm within his territorial jurisdiction;

(iv.) Act as the deputized representative of the National Police Commission, formulate the peace and order plan of the city and upon its approval, implement the same; and as such exercise general and operational control and supervision over the local police forces in the city, in accordance with R.A. No. 6975;(vi.)Call upon the appropriate law enforcement agencies to suppress disorder, riot, lawless violence, rebellion or sedition, or to apprehend violators of the law when public interest so requires and the city police forces are inadequate to cope with the situation or the violators;

3 . Initiate and maximize the generation of resources and revenues, and apply the same to the implementation of development plans, program objectives and priorities as provided for under Section 18 of this Code, particularly those resources and revenues programmed for agro-industrial development and countryside growth and progress and, relative thereto, shall:

(i.) Require each head of an office or department to prepare and submit an estimate of appropriations for the ensuing calendar year, in accordance with the budget preparations process under Title Five, Book II of this Code;

(ii.) Prepare and submit to the Sanggunian for approval the executive and supplemental budgets of the city for the ensuing calendar year in the manner provided for under Title Five, Book II of this Code;

(iii.) Ensure that all taxes and other revenues of the city are collected, and that city funds are applied to the payment of expenses and settlement of obligations of the city, in accordance with the law or ordinance;

(iv.) Issue licenses and permits and suspend or revoke the same for any violation of the conditions upon which said licenses or permits had been issued, pursuant to the law or ordinance;

(v.) Issue permits, without need of approval therefore from any national agency, for the holding of activities for any charitable or welfare purpose, excluding prohibited games of chance or shows contrary to law, public policy and public morals;

(vi.) Require owners of illegally constructed houses, buildings or other structures to obtain the necessary permit, subject to such fines and penalties as may be imposed by the law or ordinance, or to make necessary changes in the construction of the same when the said construction violates any law or ordinance, or to order the demolition or removal of said house, building or structure within the period prescribed by the law or ordinance;

(vii) Adopt adequate measures to safeguard and conserve land, mineral, marine, forest, and other resources of the city; provide efficient and effective property and supply management in the city; and protect the funds, credits, rights and other properties of the city; and

(viii.) Institute or cause to be instituted administrative or judicial proceedings for violation of ordinances in the collection of taxes, fees or charges, and for the recovery of funds and property; and cause the city to be defended against all suits to ensure that its interests, resources and rights shall be adequately protected;4.Ensure the delivery of basic services and the provision of adequate facilities as provided for under Section 17 of this Code and, in addition thereto, shall:

(i.) Ensure that the construction and repair of roads and highways funded by the national government shall be, as far as practicable, carried out in a spatially contiguous manner and in coordination with the construction and repair of the roads and bridges of the city, and in the case of component cities, of the city and of the province; and

(ii.) Coordinate the implementation of technical services, including public works and infrastructure programs, rendered by national offices in the case of highly urbanized and independent component cities, and by national and provincial offices in the case of component cities; and

5 . Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by the law or ordinance.

c . During his incumbency, the city mayor shall hold office in the city hall.

d . The city mayor shall receive a minimum monthly compensation corresponding to Salary Grade Thirty (30) as prescribed under R.A. No. 6758 and the implementing guidelines issued pursuant thereto.