BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elmer Datuin has been elected as national chairman of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL).
This is the first time that a legislator from the city will hold the top position of the 18,000-member league.
who was appointed twice as interim national chair of the said organization bested candidates from other parts of the country during the election held during the 6th PCL National Congress at the World Trade Center
in Pasay City. The congress was attended by all city and municipal councilors in the land.
Datuin said his leadership thrust would be to continue providing benefits to all councilors and continue networking with different government agencies to help in the implementation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s 10-point development agenda.
In terms of legislation, Datuin
vowed to institute activities that will enable councilors to come up with better legislations, which will help eradicate poverty particularly on health, peace and order, environment and empowerment of local government units.
Datuin said that during his term as interim chairman, he continued PCL’s programs advocating transparency, accountability and thrusts to continue improving the welfare of the nation’s local legislators. He also spearheaded networking with other leagues and organizations to explore programs that will benefit the organization under the supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
He said he started the same programs when he first held the PCL chairmanship in 2001 and even when he was elected as national vice president for Luzon as his first PCL position.