Governor's Office

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Capitol Compound, District IV, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
0975-633-3400/ 0953-186-6660


  1. Section 465. The Chief Executive: Powers, Duties, Functions and Compensation.
    • The Provincial Governor, as the Chief Executive of the provincial government, shall exercise such powers and performs such duties and functions as provided by this Code and other laws.
    • For efficient, effective and economical governance the purpose of which is the general welfare of the province and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 if this Code, the provincial governor shall:
      1. Exercise general supervision and control over all programs, projects, services and activities of the provincial government and in this connection shall:
        1. Determine the guidelines of provincial policies and be responsible to the Sanguniang Panlalawigan for the program of government; 
        2. Direct the formulation of the provincial development plan, with the assistance of the provincial development council and upon approval thereof by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, implement the same;
        3. Present the program of the government and purpose policies and projects for the considerations of the Sangguniang Panlalwigan at the opening of the regular session of the Sangguiniang Panlalawiwan every calendar year and as after as may be deemed necessary as the general welfare of the inhabitants and the needs of the provincial government may require;
        4. Initiate and propose legislative measures to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and as often as may be deemed necessary, provide such information and data needed or requested by said sanggunian in the performance of its legislative functions;
        5. Appoint all officials and employees whose salaries and wages are wholly or mainly paid out of provincial funds and whose appointments are not otherwise provided for in this Code, as well as those he may be authorized by law to appoint;
        6. Represent the province in all its business transactions and sign in its behalf all bonds, contracts, and obligations, and such other documents upon authority of Sangguniang Panlalawigan or pursuant to law or ordinance;
        7. Carry out such emergency measures as may be necessary during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities;
        8. Determine the time, manner and place of payment of salaries or wages of the officials and employees of the province, in accordance with law or ordinance;
        9. Allocate and assign office space to provincial and other officials and employees who, by law or ordinance, are entitled to such space in the provincial capitol and other buildings owned or leased by the provincial government;
        10. Ensure that all executive officials and employees of the province faithfully discharge their duties and functions as provided by law and this Code, and cause to be instituted administrative or judicial proceedings against any official or employee of the province who may have committed an offense in the performance of his official duties;
        11. Examine the books, records and other documents of all offices, officials, agents:or employees of the province and, in aid of his executive powers and authority, require all national officials and employees stationed in the province to make available to him such books, records, and other documents in their custody, except those classified by law as confidential;
        12. Furnish copies of executive orders issued by him to the Office of the President within seventy-two (72) hours after their issuance;
        13. Visit component cities and municipalities of the province at least once every six (6) months to deepen his understanding of problems and conditions, listen and give appropriate counsel to local officials and inhabitants, inform the officials and inhabitants of component cities and municipalities of general laws and ordinances which especially concern them, and otherwise conduct visits and inspections to ensure that the governance of the Province will improve the quality of life of the inhabitants;
        14. act on leave applications of officials and employees appointed by him and the commutation of the monetary value of leave credits in accordance with law;
        15. Authorize official trips of provincial officials and employees outside of the province for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days;
        16. Call upon any national official or employee stationed in or assigned to the province to advise him on matters affecting the province and to make recommendations thereon; coordinate with said official or employee in the formulation and implementation of plans, programs and projects; and when appropriate, initiate an administrative or judicial action against a national government official or employee who may have committed an offense in the performance of his official duties while stationed in or assigned to the province;
        17. Authorize payment for medical care, necessary transportation, subsistence, hospital or medical fees of provincial officials and employees who are injured while in the performance of their official duties and functions, subject to availability of funds;
        18. Represent the province in inter-provincial or regional sports councils or committees, and coordinate the efforts of component cities or municipalities in the regional or national palaro or sports development activities;
        19. Conduct an annual palarong panlalawigan, which shall feature traditional sports and disciplines included in national and international games in coordination with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports; and
        20. Submit to the Office of the President the following reports: an annual report containing a summary of all matters pertinent to the management, administration and development of the province and all information and data relative to its political, social and economic conditions; and supplemental reports when unexpected events and situations arise at any time during the year, particularly when man-made or natural disasters or calamities affect the general welfare of the province, region or country.