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Pres. Marcos to attend PCL’s 2023 National Convention, leads oath-taking of new set of officers

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will lead the oath taking ceremony of the new set of officers of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL).

The newly elected officers include Muntinlupa City Councilor Raul Corro who has been elected as the PCL's National and Councilor Handy T. Lao as National President.

Twenty-seven (27) newly elected officers composed of nine (9) national officers and six (6) officers per island group (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) of PCL will take their oath before President Marcos during the PCL’s 2023 National Convention to be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on March 9-11, 2023.

The activity with the theme, “Commencing the Digital Information and Communications Technology for Nationwide Policy Development” will highlight the following activities:

·       Download the League’s plans and programs for 2023 and beyond;

·       Discuss possible partnerships with the different National Government Agencies and public-private stakeholders; and

·       Conduct Legislative Technical sessions. 

The idea of organizing a Philippine Councilors Federation was first conceived in 1989 when the Metro Manila Councilors League (MMPCL) held its first National Capital Region Councilors Assembly at the Quezon City Sports Club.

During the Assembly, the MMPCL Officers encouraged all the Councilors outside of Metro Manila to organize Regional and Provincial Federations.

The PCL obtained its official status as a local government association when it was accredited by the then Department of Local Government on September 3, 1990, and subsequently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 17, 1990.

The PCL notched another milestone when Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, recognized the existence of the Federations of other Elective Local Officials.

On January 16, 1992, the Department of the Interior and Local Government issued a Memorandum Circular No. 92 -03 mandating that the existing PCL as organized in 1990, be reconstituted and its existing Constitution and By-Laws be modified in accordance with the pertinent provisions of the said Code.

As a local government association with a large constituency, the PCL continues to evolve as a dynamic and vibrant organization of local legislators.

The PCL remains at the forefront of contemporary and emerging trends in the local administration and development to help improve the quality of life of the Filipino people through effective local legislation. (pia-ncr)

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