Davao City’s proposed Shelter Code back to square one
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) — After Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the city’s supposed landmark legislation on socialized housing, it will be back to square one in the 15th City Council, proponent Councilor Ricardo Arnulfo told MindaNews Saturday. Cabling, who heads the council’s committee on housing, rural and urbandevelopment said it might take at least a month for the city council to deliberate on addressing the veto points the City Legal Office raised against the proposed ordinance.
The Shelter Code Alliance, which labeled the four veto points merely as styling lapses, slammed the councilors of the 14th council for being remiss in their job in overlooking the points raised in the veto.
Duterte cited four reasons when he signed his veto message on July 11 against City Ordinance No. 0372-07 Series of 2007 or the “Shelter Code of Davao City.”
The message said the ordinance contained “flawed provisions, which, by legal technicalities, may render invalid or nugatory the entirety of the ordinance.”