By Zaldy Comanda
BAGUIO CITY – Outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan assured incoming city officials led by Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong of a smooth transition when they assume their posts on June 30.
Domogan has formed a local governance transition team to facilitate the turnover of responsibilities, properties, records and logistics to the new officials.
Headed by the mayor, the team will make sure that everything is in place for the implementation of the development programs which his administration prioritized this year.
Domogan, who failed in his bid for a congressional seat during the midterm elections, congratulated the winning candidates and assured them he will continue to contribute to the city’s development efforts in whatever way he can.
Domogan attended the executive-legislative meeting and a mini-conference with the department heads where he thanked them for supporting his administration in the past nine years.
Completing the transition team were City Administrator Carlos Canilao as vice chair, the 15 city department heads, two division chiefs, Department of Interior and Local Government Baguio City Director Evelyn Trinidad and an officer of the Baguio Association of Retired Persons (BARP) representing the civil society or people’s organization.
It will inventory all properties, assemble all documents and records, organize a turnover ceremony and prepare the prescribed data capture form for submission to the DILG.
The inventory will cover real or immovable properties such as lands, buildings, infrastructure facilities, and improvements of machineries and movable properties like vehicles, office equipment, furniture, fixtures and supply stocks.
The team will also secure and preserve all official documents and records of transactions, including the Governance Assessment Report, Commission on Audit report, contracts and loan agreements.
The team will also prepare the June 30turnover ceremony, including a briefing on the governance assessment report and key challenges to the incoming officials.