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A lawmaker is pushing to make the position of Barangay Secretary in all Barangay units
permanent and entitled to security of tenure.
Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu (2
istrict! Maguindanao" said #arangay secretaries are part of
the front$liners in pu#lic ser%ice and the nature of their duties and responsi#ilities calls for
making said position permanent.
Mangudadatu filed &ouse Bill ''()! which shall #e known as the *+ermanency of the
Barangay Secretary +osition Act., Section 2 on the eclaration of +olicy pro%ides that pu#lic
office is a pu#lic trust and that it is the aim of -o%ernment that efficient pu#lic ser%ice is
rendered at all its le%els! including the #arangays.
*.he duties of #arangay secretaries! which are mostly office work in the #arangay are
mandated and recogni/ed #y law as ministerial in nature. .o make the #arangay secretary
competent and e0uipped for the jo#! the -o%ernment allocates funds and other resources for their
seminars and trainings!, Mangudadatu said.
Mangudadatu! a %ice$chairman of the &ouse 1ommittee on Mindanao Affairs! said
making the position permanent would ensure efficiency of pu#lic ser%ice at the #arangay le%el.
*.here would #e no need for a turno%er of duties e%ery time new #arangay officials are
elected. .he proposed change would also eliminate the need for e2penditures in trainings and
seminars of said #arangay secretary!, Mangudadatu stressed.
Mangudadatu also said the proposal will ser%e as a moti%ation for #arangay secretaries to
work harder and #e more responsi#le.
.he change would also espouse accounta#ility at the #arangay secretary le%el since they
will #e entitled to #enefits like those #eing enjoyed #y go%ernment employees with plantilla
positions! according to the lawmaker.
3nder the #ill! the position of Barangay Secretary in all Barangay units shall #e made
permanent. All #arangay secretaries shall enjoy security of tenure and cannot #e remo%ed! unless
for a cause.
4ikewise! all #arangay secretaries shall enjoy the #enefits appurtenant to #eing permanent
go%ernment employees! su#ject to e2isting 1i%il Ser%ice laws.
.he 1i%il Ser%ice 1ommission (1S1"! in coordination with the epartment of 5nterior and
4ocal -o%ernment (54-" and the epartment of Budget and Management (BM"! are
mandated to formulate and issue rules and regulations. (67" lvc
NR # 3519
JULY 6, 2014