Posted May 27, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas
The Provincial Council or Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Aklan reminds Local Government Units regarding Statutory Precepts or giving and changing of names of public places.
On SP Aklan’s statement, the local governments were reminded to observe and comply with the provision of the Local Government Code particularly Rule IV Articles 22 and 23 of Republic Act 7160.
The statement followed after the council, on its 15th regular Session, dropped an ordinance at Lezo, Aklan which aims to change the name of a certain street from Mabini St. to Dr. Arellano Cahilig Street.
According to SP Aklan , to change a name of a public place, it requires proper voting and a permission from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) which is stated on Article 23 of the Local Government Code IRR and Article 22 of Rule No. IV.
Meanwhile, the NHCP said that they did not approve of the name change because Apolinario Mabini is recognized as one of the National Heroes in the country.
The Historical Commission further explained that the name Mabini achieved a degree in cultural and historical affiliations, thus must not be changed.