Davide to Cebu provincial legislators: Enact measures to mitigate impact of rising fuel costs

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | July 04,2022 - 06:41 PM
DAVIDE MAKES CALL. Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III urges the 16th Cebu Provincial Board to make laws that can help Cebuanos cope with the impact of the rising fuel costs. | Morexette Marie B. Erram

Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III urges the 16th Cebu Provincial Board to make laws that can help Cebuanos cope with the impact of the rising fuel costs. | Morexette Marie B. Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On their first day in public office after the May 9 elections, members of Cebu province’s 16th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, or Provincial Board, convened on Monday, July 4.

As they are set to create laws and resolutions in the coming weeks, reelected Cebu Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III urged the Provincial Board to help the public cope with inflation, particularly the rising costs of fuel. 

Davide, in his message during Monday’s Inaugural Session, urged all 17 members of the Provincial Board to enact measures that could cushion the impact of increased prices in basic commodities, including petroleum products. 

These included, but not limited to, measures to prevent opportunistic individuals from taking advantage of the current situation. 

“More challenges are moving in the horizon. The rising costs of fuel that have pushed the prices of essential goods through the roofs, are burdening the Cebuanos,” Davide said. 

“Legislative measures that will help open more opportunities to hamper the high cost of living, and protect the poor from opportunists and the sustained gains of the programs of the Capitol will be the new challenge of this August chamber,” he said.

As the vice governor, Davide sits as the chairperson of the Provincial Board, the Capitol’s legislative body. 

During Monday’s Inaugural Session at the Social Hall of the Legislative Building, the new members of the Provincial Board were officially welcomed.

They are Board Members Raymund Calderon and Dr. Stanley Caminero (2nd District), Cesar Baricuatro (7th District), and Mike Villamor (5th District).

RELATED STORIES

Vice guv Junjun Davide sworn into office

Davide gets another term as vice governor in Cebu

Gwen, Junjun promise to set aside politics for province

/dbs

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: 16th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Cebu‬, Cebu Daily News, cebu news, Cebu Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III, Davide, Provincial Board, rising costs of fuel

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.