Deriving its mandate from the Local Government Code of 1991, also known as RA 7160, the mission to follow the people’s welfare under Section 16 of the Code, to wit:

General Welfare: Every LGU shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers, necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare within their respective territorial jurisdictions. LGU shall ensure and support among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balance ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant, scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of the inhabitant.