ARTICLE VI

THE REGIONAL VICE-GOVERNOR

 

Section 72. The Regional Vice-Governor shall automatically become the Presiding Officer of the Regional Assembly.

Section 73. As the Presiding Officer of the Regional Assembly, the Regional Vice-Governor shall:

  1. Sign all warrants drawn on the Regional Treasury Office for all expenditures appropriated for the operation of the Regional Assembly;

  2. Subject to civil service law, rules and regulations, and this Organic Act, appoint all officials and employees of the Office of the Regional Vice-Governor, the Regional Assembly and the Office of the Secretary to the Regional Assembly. The appointment of the Secretary to the Regional Assembly shall however require the concurrence of the majority of the members of the Regional Assembly as well as compliance to civil service law, rules and regulations and this Organic Act;

  3. Assume the office of the Regional Governor for the unexpired term of the latter in the event of a permanent vacancy as provided in this Organic Act;

  4. Exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Regional Governor in cases of temporary vacancy as provided in this Organic Act;

  5. Exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions as may be prescribed by an ordinance;

Section 74. The Regional Vice-Governor shall receive a monthly compensation equivalent to that of a department undersecretary of the national government, which shall not be decreased during his/her tenure. No increase in the salary of the Regional Vice-Governor shall take effect until after the expiration of his/her term.