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SECTION. 469. Qualifications, Powers and Duties. –

(a) There shall be a Secretary to the sanggunian who shall be a career official with the rank and salary equal to a head of department or office.

(b) No person shall be appointed Secretary to the sanggunian unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the local government unit concerned, of good moral character, a holder of a college degree preferably in law, commerce or public administration from a recognized college or university, and a first grade civil service eligible or its equivalent.
The appointment of a Secretary to the sanggunian is mandatory for provincial, city and municipal governments.

(c) The Secretary to the sanggunian shall take charge of the office of the Secretary to the sanggunian and shall:

(1) Attend meetings of the sanggunian and keep a journal of its proceedings;

(2) Keep the seal of the local government unit and affix the same with his signature to all ordinances, resolutions, and other official acts of the sanggunian and present the same to the presiding officer for his signature;

(3) Forward to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, for approval, copies of ordinances enacted by the sanggunian and duly certified by the presiding officer, in the manner provided in Section 54 under Book I of this Code;

(4) Forward to the sanggunian panlungsod or bayan concerned, in the case of the Sangguniang Barangay, and to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan concerned, in the case of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of component cities or Sangguniang Bayan, copies of duly approved ordinances, in the manner provided in Sections 56 and 57 under Book I of this Code;

(5) Furnish, upon request of any interested party, certified copies of records of public character in his custody, upon
payment to the treasurer of such fees as may be prescribed by ordinance;

(6) Record in a book kept for the purpose, all ordinances and resolutions enacted or adopted by the sanggunian, with the dates of passage and publication thereof;

(7) Keep his office and all non-confidential records therein open to the public during the usual business hours;

(8) Translate into the dialect used by the majority of the inhabitants all ordinances and resolutions immediately after their approval, and cause the publication of the same together with the original version in the manner provided under this Code; and

(9) Take custody of the local archives and, where applicable, the local library and annually account for the same; and

(d) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance relative to his position.

Source: The Local Code of the Philippines



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