- Category: Council Members
- Published on 17 September 2014
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD MEMBER
Contact No. : (077) – 722 (8772) local 13
Tele Fax: (077) 632 (2496)
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND LAND USE
COMMITTEE ON GAMES AND AMUSEMENT
Councilor Constante V. Benzon popularly known as "Tante" was born on March 27, 1960 at Salindeg, Vigan City Ilocos Sur. He is married to Mrs. Glenda L. Benzon, Barangay Captain of Salindeg and blessed with four children. Councilor Benzon finished his elementary education at Salindeg, Pong-ol, Barraca Elementay School and his Secondary Education at Ilocos Sur National High School, Batch 1977. With his desire to become a Mechanical Engineer, he pursued his Tertiary Education at Far Eastern Air Transport Incorporated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Unfortunately, on his fourth year he stopped because of financial problems. He then worked as a security guard in a well known establishment in Manila. Councilor Benzon also worked at the Bureau of Customs. In the year 1994, he was elected as Barangay Captain of Barangay Salindeg, Vigan City wherein he and his wife decided to raise their family. He became a member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Vigan as President of the Association of Barangay Councils on 1999 until 2007. Councilor Benzon authored Ordinance repealing the "HELMET ORDINANCE OF 2003." The purpose of this ordinance is to aid the authorities in capturing criminals who were then
proliferating during that time wherein they wore motorcycle helmets in executing murder offenses in Vigan.. He likewise sponsored an Ordinance amending certain provisions of the Ordinance on Astray Animals in Vigan. On 2007, Councilor Benzon ran as Vice Mayor of the City of Vigan. It was at this moment of his career as a public servant that he had encountered struggles during his campaign. Although he was defeated, Tante Benzon's desire of helping the people of Vigan did not stop. Instead he continued to serve the people through sponsoring medical missions and provided assistance to his barangay mates during the onslaught of typhoons "Pepeng" and "Ondoy". His passion for public service urged him to again ran for public office as an independent candidate as a City Councilor on the recently concluded 2010 Automated elections. This time he had the full support of the people of Vigan making him the No. 8 City Councilor. As with many great men and women who gave extraordinary service to our nation, Councilor Benzon would always speak the truth, would always give a straight unvarnished answer, and will do his very best to fight.
Recent Approved Ordinances Sponsored/ Co- Sponsored and Resolutions
NO. 15, S OF 2014: PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN VIGAN
NO. 03, S OF 2012: PRESCRIBING THE RATES & GUIDELINES FOR THE OPERATION OF THE VIGAN CONVENTION CENTER.
NO. 09, S OF 2012: FORMULATING THE POLICIES ON MANDATORY/PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION OF THE CITY OF VIGAN.
NO. 12, S OF 2011: STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC RELATION & INFORMATION OFFICE AS AN ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE OFFICE.
NO. 14, S OF 2011: REGULATING THE EMBALMING OF CADAVERS AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION HEREOF.
NO. 01, S OF 2006: ESTABLISHING A PILOT COMMUNITY KILN OVEN FACILITIES AND ITS COMPONENTS WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLAY INDUSTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.
NO. 04, S OF 2006: GRANTING AN ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT BUDGETARY AID TO ALL THE BARANGAY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN TO AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS PER BRGY GOVERNMENT DNA PROVIDING GUIDELINES FOR ITS AVAILMENT.
NO. 18, S OF 2006: GIVING MONTHLY PERFORMANCE BENEFITS TO DESERVING BRGY TANOD BRIGADES AND PROVIDING GUIDELINES HEREOF.
NO. 15, S OF 2005: ESTABLISHING THE BRGY. OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD TO ELECTED BRGY. OFFICIALS OF VIGAN WHO COMPLETED TWO OR THREE CONSECUTIVE & INTERRUPTED TERMS AS BRGY CAPTAIN OR BRGY COUNCILOR & APPROPRIATING FUND THEREOF.
NO. 19, S OF 2005: MANDATING THE RIGHT SIDE PORTION OF STREETS TO BE USED FOR FUNERAL PROCESSION.
NO. 10, S OF 2004: REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 06, SERIES OF 2003 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “ HELMET ORDINANCE OF 2003).
NO. 15 S OF 2015: CONVEYING THE DEEPEST GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION TO CONGRESSMAN RONALD SINGSON, FIRST DISTRICT OF ILOCOS SUR AND THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPSENTATIVES FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT TO THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN AND FOR THE PASSAGE OF A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE OFFICIALS OF VIGAN IN THEIR EFFORTS IN PROMOTING VIGAN AS ONE OF THE NEW SEVEN WONDER CITIES OF THE WORLD
NO. 3 S OF 2015: EXPRESSING THE SINCEREST CONDOLENCE & SYMPATHY FROM THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILY OF THE FALLEN 44 MEMBERS OF THE PNP SPECIAL ACTION FORCE & HONORING THEIR BRAVERY AND HEROISM IN FIGHTING TERRORISM
NO. 5, S OF 2014: ADOPTING THE EXECUTIVE-LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR VIGAN CITY FOR THE YEARS 2014-2016
NO. 42 S OF 2014: GRANTING AUTHORITY TO MAYOR EVA MARIE S. MEDINA TO NEGOTIATE WITH AN INTERESTED PARTY TO BUILD AND OPERATE THE OLD PUBLIC MAKRET LOCATED AT QUEZON AVENUE, VIGAN CITY
NO. 32, S OF 2013: REQUESTING GOVERNOR RYAN LUIS SINGSON, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR TO PROVIDE AGRICULTURAL WATER PUMPS FO ALL THE FARMING BRGYS OF VIGAN
NO. 33 (A-K), S OF 2013: REQUESTING THE SENATORS LOREN LEGARDA, MARIA LOURDES NANCY BINAY, FRANCIS JOSEPH ESCUDERO, AQUILINO PIMENTEL III, RALPH RECTO, FRANKLIN DRILON, JINGGOY ESTRADA, SERGIO OSMENA III, RAMON REVILLA JR., MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO AND PIA CAYETANO TO EXTEND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VIGAN CONSERVATION COMPLEX FROM THE FUNDS UNDER THEIR DISCRETION
NO. 69, S OF 2013: AUTHORIZING MAYOR EVA MARIE S. MEDINA TO ENTER INTO MOA WITH DILG THROUGH ITS OIC REG’L. DIR. DR. JULIE DAQUIAOAG FOR THE PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF P3,000,000.00 FOR THE CONCRETING OF THE PARKING AREA AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE DROP OFF AREA OF THE VIGAN CONVENTION CENTER
NO. 17, S OF 2012: APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF SMART COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED TO UPGRADE THEIR COMMUNICATION FACILITIES THROUGH THE INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLES BETWEEN CELL SITES IN VIGAN.
NO. 25, S OF 2012: REQUESTING THE TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENTERPRISE ZONE AUTHORITY (TIEZA) THROUGH HON. MARK LAPID, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VIGAN CONSERVATION COMPLEX.
NO. 26, S OF 2012: REQUESTING THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT THRU HONORABLE LUIS “CHAVIT” SINGSON, GOVERNOR, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR, FOR THE CONCRETING OF THE ACCESS ROAD LOCATED NORTH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES (UNP).
NO. 32, S OF 2012: AUTHORIZING MAYOR EVA MARIE S. MEDINA TO ENTER INTO A DEED OF DONATION WITH SECRETARY JULIA ANDREA ABAD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT STAFF COVERING THE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 500,000.00) ASSISTANCE FROM THE PRESIDENT’S SOCIAL FUND FOR WINNING THE HALL OF FAME AWARD FOR COMPONENT CITY CATEGORY OF THE 2011 PRESIDENTIAL AWARD ON CHILD FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITIES AND CITIES
NO. 33, S OF 2012: REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE MILLION PESOS (P5,000,000.00) FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT THRU HON. LUIS “CHAVIT” SINGSON, GOVERNOR, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VIGAN CONSERVATION COMPLEX LOCATED AT SAN JULIAN SUR.
NO. 21, S OF 2011: REQUESTING THE CONGRESSMAN RYAN LUIS V. SINGSON, FIRST DISTRICT OF ILOCOS SUR TO FILE A BILL IN CONGRESS DECLARING THE ONLY WORLD HERITAGE CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES AS SPECIAL TOURISM ZONE AND ESTABLISHING THE HERITAGE CONSERVATION FUND.
AN ORDINANCE PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN THE HERITAGE CITY OF VIGAN
Approved: May 12, 2014 Vetoed May 19, 2014 Revised on May 26, 2014