Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the City Government of Gingoog shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied there from as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare.
Further, the local government shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture; promote health and safety; enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology; encourage and support the development and appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities; improve public morals, economic prosperity and social justice; promote full employment among its residents; maintain peace and order and preserve the safety and convenience of its inhabitants.
Pursuant to RA No. 7160, the office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod is mandated to perform the following tasks:
- Enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the welfare of the LGU and its inhabitants;
- Approve ordinances and pass resolutions necessary for an efficient and effective local government;
- Approve Annual and Supplemental Budget of the LGU.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 3456 (Internal Auditing Act of 1962), as amended by RA No. 4177, which mandated the creation, organization, and operation of IAS/U, in all government agencies to help management achieve an efficient and effective fiscal administration and to assist in the performance of agency affairs and functions.
- Formulate integrated economic, social, physical, and other development plans and policies for consideration of the local government development council;
- Conduct continuing studies, researches, and training programs necessary to evolve plans and programs for implementation;
- Integrate and coordinate all sectoral plans and studies undertaken by the different functional groups or agencies;
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the different development programs, projects, and activities in the local government unit concerned in accordance with the approved development plan;
- Prepare comprehensive plans and other development planning documents for the consideration of the local development council;
- Analyze the income and expenditure patterns, and formulate and recommend fiscal plans and policies for consideration of the finance committee of the local government unit concerned as provided under Title Five, Book II of the Local Government Code;
- Promote people participation in development planning within the local government unit concerned;
- Exercise supervision and control over the secretariat of the local development council; and
- Exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.
Declare all Real Properties within the jurisdiction of Gingoog City.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the Local Engineer’s Office is mandated to perform the following tasks:
- Administer, Coordinate, supervise, and control the construction, maintenance, improvement, and repair of roads, bridges, and other engineering and public works projects of the LGU concerned;
- Provide engineering services to the LGU concerned, including investigation and survey, engineering designs, feasibility studies, and project management.
- Regulate and ensure compliance with existing policies in infrastructure development and public works.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the City Economic Enterprise Department plays critical roles in LGU development and ensures to provide wider access to goods and services with pricing that is affordable to a large segment of LGU population; bea means to augment revenues and attract investors by providing key services not provided by the private sector.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the office of the Local Accountant’s is mandated to perform the following tasks:
- Take charge of both the accounting and internal audit services of the LGU;
- Review supporting documents before preparation of vouchers to determine completeness of requirements;
- Prepare and submit financial statements to the Local Chief Executive (LCE) and the Sangguniang concerned.
The City Treasurer’s Office is primarily responsible for the custody, disposition and management of local government funds and other matters relative to public finance.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the Office of the City Veterinarian is mandated to perform the following tasks, to wit:
- Regulate the keeping of domestic animals;
- Regulate and inspect poultry, milk and dairy products for public consumption;
- Enforce all laws and regulations for the prevention of cruelty to animals;
- Take the necessary measures to eradicate, prevent or cure all forms of animal diseases.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the Local Budget Office is mandated to perform the following tasks, to wit:
- Assist the LCE in the preparation of the annual and supplemental budgets and Budget Hearing;
- Review and consolidate budget proposals of different departments and offices of the LGU;
- Study and evaluate budgetary implications of proposed legislation and submit comments and recommendations thereon;
- Provide technical services/assistance to Barangay & SK Officials in the matters related to barangay budgeting;
- Certifies as to existence of appropriation the budget; and
- Acts as member of the Local Finance Committee;
The City Civil Registrar’s Office was created through Section 454 of R.A. 7160 which provides mandatory creation of the City Civil Registrar’s Office. The City Civil Registry Office is responsible for the civil registration program of the city pursuant to the Civil Registration Laws
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the office of the Local General Services is mandated to take custody and be accountable for all properties, real or personal and supplies owned by the LGU and those granted to it in the form of donations, reparations, assistance and counterpart of joint projects.
The CDRRMO. In coordination with concerned local and national agencies and instrumentalities, shall perform the following functions with impartiality given the emerging challenges brought by disasters of our times;
- Set the direction, development, implementation and coordination of disaster risk management programs of the city;
- Design, program, and coordinate disaster risk reduction and management activities consistent with the national council standards and guidelines;
- Facilities and support risk assessments and contingency planning activities at the city level;
- Consolidate city disaster risk and climate change information which includes natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and climate change risks, and maintain a city risk map;
- Organize and conduct training, orientation, and knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management;
- Operation a multi-hazard early warning system, linked to disaster risk reduction to provide accurate and timely advice to national or local emergency response organizations and to the general public, through diverse mass media, particularly radio, landline communications, and technologies for communication within rural communities;
- Formulate and implement, subject to the approval of the Gingoog City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDDRMC), a comprehensive and integrated Local Disaster Risk Reduction and management Plan (LDRRMP) and Local Climate Change Adaptation Plan (LCCAP) in accordance with the national, regional and provincial framework, and policies on disaster risk reduction in close coordination with the city Development Council (CDC);
- Prepare and submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod through the CDRRMC and the CDC the annual LDRRM Plan and budget, the proposed programming of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (LDRRF), Other disaster risk reduction and management resources, and other regular funding source/s and budgetary support of the CDRRMO/BCDRRMC;
- Conduct continuous disaster monitoring and mobilize instrumentalities and entities of the city of Butuan, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private group and organized volunteers, to utilize their facilities and during emergencies in accordance with existing policies and procedures;
- Identify, assess and management the hazards, vulnerabilities and risks that may occur in the city;
- Disseminate information and risks, their nature, effects, early warning sign and counter-measures;
- Identify and implement cost-effective risk reduction measures/strategies;
- Maintain a database of human resource, equipment, directions, and location of critical infrastructures and their capacities, such as hospitals and evacuation centers;
- Develop, strengthen and operationalize mechanisms for partnership or networking with the private sector, CSOs and volunteer groups;
- Take all necessary steps on a continuing basis to maintain, provide, or arrange the provision of, or to otherwise make available, suitably, trained and competent personnel for effective civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management in the area;
- Organize, train, equip, and supervise the local emergency response teams and accredited community disaster volunteers (ACDVs), ensuring that humanitarian aid workers are equipped with basic skills to assist mothers to breastfeed;
- Respond to and manage the adverse effects of emergencies and carry out recovery activities in the affected area, ensuring that there is an efficient mechanism for immediate delivery of food, shelter and medical supplies for women and children, endeavor to create a special place where internally-displaced mothers can find help with breastfeeding, feed and care for their babies and give support to each other;
- Within its area, promote and raise public awareness of and compliance with this ordinance and legislative provisions relevant to the purpose thereof;
- Serve as the secretariat and executive arm of the CDRRMC;
- Coordination other disaster risk reduction and management activities;
- Establish linkage/network with other LGUs for disaster risk reduction and emergency response purposes;
- Recommend through the CDRRMC the enactment of local ordinances;
- Implement policies, approved plans and programs of the CDRRMC consistent with the policies and guidelines laid down in this ordinance;
- Establish the Gingoog City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operation Center;
- Prepare and submit, through the CDRRMC and the CDC, the report on the utilization of the LDRRF and other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources to the Sangguniang Panlungsod and to the local Commission on audit (COA), copy furnished the regional director of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the Local Government Operations Officer of the DILG;
Act on other matters that may be authorized by the CDRRMC.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the office of the Local Health Office is mandated to perform the following task; to wit:
- Formulate the implement policies, plans, programs and projects to promote the health of the people in the LGU concerned.
- Information campaign and render health intelligence services.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160, the office of the Local Agriculturist’s Office is mandated to perform the delivery of basic agricultural and support services.
As provided for in Executive Order 123 reorganizing the DSWD, the state is committed to the care, protection and rehabilitation of that segment of the country’s population ( individual, family and community) which has the least life in terms of physical, mental and social well-being and needs social welfare assistance and social work intervention to restore their normal functioning and participate in national development.
- Care, protect and rehabilitate socially disabled constituents and the physically and mentally handicapped for effective social functioning;
- Arrest the further deterioration of the socially disabling or dehumanizing conditions of the disadvantaged segment at the community level;
- Coordinate the service facilities required from such departments/ agencies, governmental and non-governmental, to provide an integrated welfare package to constituents on the basis of their needs;
- Advocate for policies and measures addressing social welfare concerns