The General Santos City Governance Transition Team (CGTT) has formally turned over the documents to the incoming administration of Mayor-elect Lorie Geronimo-Pacquiao.
Incumbent Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera, who was represented by City Administrator Atty. Arnel A. Zapatos, handed over the pertinent documents to Team Pacquiao recently at the City Mayor’s Office Conference Room.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Rilimin Sandoval, along with the other guests, witnessed the simple ceremony.
The activity was in consonance with the DILG-issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2022-029 on March 10, 2022, saying that the CGTT will ensure the safekeeping of Local Government Unit (LGU) records and documents and the protection of LGU assets during the election period, and guarantee the smooth local governance transition to new and re-elected local officials.
During the event, both teams together with the department heads vowed to cooperate for the effective turnover of responsibilities to ensure continuity in local governance.
All department heads, the DILG city director, and some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod formed part of the CGTT members.
The CGTT members will continually meet and will be subjected to further inquiries and clarifications in the days to come, the city government said.
The CGTT, as per DILG MC No. 2022-09, is mandated to conduct an inventory of immovable properties such as land, permanent structures such as buildings, infrastructure facilities, and their improvements, and pieces of machinery made immovable; and movable properties such as vehicles, office equipment, furniture, fixtures, and office supply, stocks, among others.