Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Francisco Gold Condominium ll Bldg.

, cor EDSA Mapagmahal Street, Diliman, Quezon City

LEGAL SERVICE
0PINTON NO.

69 S. 2010

May 27,2010

EDUARDO M. DE GUZMAN Punong Barangay 150 Zone 13 District ll, Manila

Dear PB De Guzman:

Department

This is in response to your letter seeking the legal opinion of this on issues involving the authority of the sanggunian to remove

barangay elective officials. In response thereto, please be informed that we have squarely addressed the issue in DILG Opinion No. 33, series of 2010, dated 18 March 2010. In the aforesaid:legal opinion, we opined that an elective official may be removed from office only by order of the proper court. Hence the sangguniang bayan cannot render a decision imposing upon a certain elective barangay official the penalty of removal for such decision is null and void for havinq been rendered without authority in law.

A photocopy of the aforesaid DILG Opinion
ready perusal. Thank you and warm regards.

is

hereto attached for your

Very truly yours,

By Authority of the Secretary:

,

JESUS
Directbrl

.\DOQUH IV

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