Hon. Joselito S.A. Del Rosario
To the present generation, his well-known initials LDR may mean Long Distance Relationship. But his is exactly the opposite when it comes to colleagues and constituents. And he does this well both in legislation and through his Youtube Channel Kgwd. Lito Del Rosario – Naga City, Camarines Sur, which makes him a digital native by also being active in his Facebook page (Kgwd Lito del Rosario). He also hosts PagOrolayan Ta Po”, radio program aired over 89.5 Radio Natin and 105.5 Bikol Idol, both in the FM band.
He has served as Department Head of the Public Safety Office and both as Information Officer ad Spokesman of the late Mayor Jesse Robredo, as well as Executive Officer of the Task Force Comet (SWAT Team) of Naga City. He also once served as Director of CASURECO II, representing the Naga North District, for two terms.
These former assignments and tasks are not without special trainings or courses for which he underwent like the Urban Counter Revolutionary Warfare, Police Intervention and Special Operations, Tactical Explosives Entry, VIP Protection, Incident Command System, to name a few; and an Executive Course on Crisis Management and National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines.
Yet, despite all these specializations, he was able to finish and earn degrees in Master in Public Administration (Ateneo de Naga University), and Doctor of Philosophy major in Development Administration (Philippine Christian University).
He also finds time to share gained knowledge and expertise by teaching at the Graduate School of Ateneo de Naga University.
All these have been crucial and instrumental to his legislations and committee works at the Sanggunian that led to the authorship of the following: (Good Governance) strengthening internal audit service, and information and technology offices of the City of Naga; (Education) integration of localized values-based and holistic anti-illegal drug abuse curriculum for high school level in Naga City, establishing research and development assistance fund; (disaster management) institutionalizing a community-level disaster preparedness training program, strengthening emergency management services of the City, strengthening the conduct of emergency drills in the City, establishing the (PUV) drivers as first aiders, establishing the integrated emergency response and resilience resource and action center; (Covid response) discrimination against suspected, probable or confirmed persons and ensuring further for front liners/health workers, requiring wearing of face masks and face shields in the City, reinforcing contact tracing system through e-salvar, and establishing city community employment program; (environment) enhancing environment management and care, creating safe streets, safe sidewalks technical working group (4s TWG), (traffic management) mandating the establishment of an accident reporting and monitoring center, expanding the wheel-clamp ordinance, regulating the operation of trimobile not-for-hire in the City, providing speed limits for all kinds of motor vehicles in the City, regulating the operation of padyaks, tricycles, e-trikes and taxicles; (peace and order) establishing the drug dependence reintegration fund, enhancing and strengthening anti-illegal drug program of the City, prescribing curfew hours for minors, granting of honorarium to deputized barangay tanods in serving subpoenas, prohibiting the sneaking-in/smuggling of illegal items in half-way houses of the City; (health and sanitation) strengthening the oral health program of the City, and enhancing and promoting public health and sanitation in the City; (solo parents) adding solo parents to be entitled to twenty percent (20%) fare discount; (barangay electricians) institutionalizing the Organization of Barangay Electricians (OBE) of the City; (LGBTQ+) mandating the establishment of LGBTQ+ Service Desk in the City Government of Naga, and providing for comprehensive anti-discrimination policy.
(Note: This article was first printed in Vol 1 of CONSEJO (Official publication of the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Naga) and posted in an earlier edition of this website.)