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Council authorizes Sara to sign MOA to inventory Davao roads.

THE CITY Council has authorized Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Road Board and Department of Interior and local Government for the establishment of the provincial and city roads locational referencing system.

The MOA will also effect an inventory of the roads and highways in Davao City.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved on third and final reading the particular ordinance authored by Councilor Melchor B. Quitain Jr., who heads the committee on rules, laws, ordinances, and privileges.

'The City mayor is hereby granted legislative authority to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement to be entered into by and among the Road Board, the Department of Interior and Local Government, and the City Government of Davao, relative to the establishment of the provincial and city roads locational referencing system and conduct of road inventory,' the ordinance read.

The Road Board oversees the funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC). It was created under Republic Act No. 8794 to manage the tax proceeds meant for road maintenance and drainage improvement, installation of street lights and road safety devices, and air pollution control.

Based on the draft of the MOA, the Road Board will address the request to the local chief executive for the identification of projects to be funded under the MVUC.

It was also agreed that 'funds to be utilized for the purpose should be considered and approved by the Sangunian before it can be disbursed.'

According to the draft of the MOA, the fund will be sourced from the Special Local Road Fund (SLRF), which is the 5% share of the treasury collections of the provincial and city governments.

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Publication:Mindanao Times (Mindanao, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Apr 12, 2018
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