DAVAO City — The City Council spent P1.3 million to buy laptop units to be used by next year by local legislators in their bid to reduce the use of paper.
Bernard Al-ag, majority floor leader of the council, said 27 units of laptops worth P50,000 each have been purchased.
The equipment, he said, will be used by the councilors “exclusively during sessions and their review of agenda.”
“Next year the Council will be reducing the use of paper during session. We will be using the laptops for our agenda and especially for all our attachment,” Al-ag said.
Instead of printing the agenda and other attachments needed during the session, copies of these documents will be distributed electronically.
Al-ag said with the paperless system, they are expecting to reduce the council’s paper use by 80 percent. An estimated 50 kilos of paper is used by the council every session or at least 8,000 kilos of paper every year.
Al-ag said councilors will undergo training on the new system on Nov. 29. (davaotoday.com)