Bohol Center for Development Studies

"The Office of the Governor and the Capitol will be helping the PCL all the way." This was the assurance that Gov. Edgar M. Chatto gave to the 482 members of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) during a special meeting held at JJ's Seafoods Village Wednesday.  

The governor challenged the PCL that as legislators and policy-makers, they must make sure that come August, implementation of laws must already begin to assure the strengthening of every league of the province for management and provincial growth.

The PCL is the foundation and core of the province for the crafting of laws beneficial to the people basically falls upon its shoulders. The governor further assures that the former's work would be made easier for the Provincial Government has created the Bohol Center for Development Studies (BCDS), the research arm of the province, headed by Romy Teruel, to help both the PCL and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to look into old laws and in drafting new ones to help the capitol achieve its goals.

Gov. Chatto also mentioned his 10-minute dialogue with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III the previous night during his Manila visit in which P-Noy declared his support for Bohol wherein the governor also re-affirmed the province's respect, coordination and passion for the President's advocacies like the ones it gave to past administrations.

Moreover, Gov. Chatto urged old members of the PCL to share their experiences and insights on governance with the newly-elected ones "to encourage and ensure proper coordination for the achievement of our common goals." (jlv/EDCom)