Sangguniang Panlalawigan

About the Provincial Board Secretary


The Office of the Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is mandated by Section 469 of the Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code to be headed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary shall be a career official with the rank and salary equal to a head of a department of office.


A dynamic responsive and effective Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretariat guided by the Divine Providence with the ultimate commitment to prioritize the general welfare of the people of Pangasinan through quality legislation, to make Pangasinan a premier province of great opportunities, sustained socio-economic growth, and a place where one can experience life at its best.


To ensure efficient and effective delivery of administrative and secretariat services to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Pangasinan.

Key Responsibilities

The Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian generally provides technical and administrative support to the Vice Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members and performs such other duties and functions as mandated in the Local Government Code of 1991 and all others as maybe required by the Vice Governor or by the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The Secretary exercises with other powers and performs such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law and ordinance relative to her position.
Section 469 provides that 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; prepare the agenda for each, and keep a journal of its proceedings;

(2) Keep the seal of the local government unit and affix the same with her 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, for approval, copies of ordinances enacted by the Sanggunian and duly certified by the presiding officer, in the manner provided in Section 54 of RA 7160;

(4) 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;

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

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