Barangay Primer

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Barangay Primer

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Barangay Primer

Barangay Primer
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government is proud to offer you this Barangay Primer. PUNO Secretary 5 .Barangay Primer MESSAGE As we move forward in the realization of our agenda towards unity. I urge you to maximize the contents of this tool and hone your fullest potentials in serving our fellow Filipinos. The publication of this material comes into circulation at an opportune time. Congratulations to the Local Government Academy and the National Barangay Operations Office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government for initiating this relevant and useful document as a tool for our barangay leaders in adopting and implementing the kind of governance we are visualizing in the years to come. political stability. peace and order. To the barangay officials nationwide. economic prosperity. RONALDO V. May you continue working with us in improving the quality of life of our constituents and our fellow Filipinos. This publication contains a wealth of information that serves as our tool in enhancing our performance to support our fellow local government stakeholders and in doing a great job in delivering the much needed services in the countryside. This calls for us to work together in assisting our communities for them to build and sustain their capacities to meet the challenges of governance and administration. I believe that it is time for us to step on the gear to hasten growth down to the barangay level.

focus will be on supporting measures that will assist LGUs to mobilize resources. We hope that through this material. In the succeeding years. AUSTERE A. The DILG through the Local Government Academy (LGA) and the National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) presents this offering to all the barangay officials who serve as the prime movers for national development. This publication is indeed a significant and timely contribution to the Department’s continuing efforts to enhance the quality of local governance in the country. improve coordination between the national and local governments in addressing decentralization issues.Barangay Primer MESSAGE As part of the response to the clamor of placing the poor in the mainstream of development. and further assess the implementation of the Local Government Code. This Primer forms part of our response to continuously empower our local communities via capacity building. PANADERO Undersecretary for Local Government 6 . with the end in view of amending the Code as necessary. they will continue to strive and aspire for the much needed development in the countryside. promote capacity building of LGUs. the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) pushes for the broadening of the marginalized group’s access to quality basic services and livelihood.

The foundation for effective and efficient governance takesoff with a strong leadership at the barangay level. The LGA together with the National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) is proud to present to you this offering which is part of our continuing mission to empower our local communities. SACENDONCILLO. effectiveness. Beyond leadership. and efficiency in the public sector. It is packaged to serve as a practical and reader-friendly reference material for barangays in charting their development directions. The Local Government Academy (LGA) is one with you in pushing for the much needed development in your communities. participatory governance and convergence. CESO III Executive Director 7 . MARIVEL C. We hope that this will serve as an inspiration to all barangay officials as they embark towards achieving their mission and leading their people into prosperity. We feel that it is very important for us to cultivate a culture of learning in our localities that will cater to our people’s victory against the perennial problems on poverty. this primer is a timely publication that complements the other existing local governance tools.Barangay Primer MESSAGE Congratulations to our Newly Elected Officials in the Barangay (Barangay NEOs). it is also crucial to converge and explore participatory approaches that foster transparency. The publication of this material augurs for good governance at the barangay level. Combining various elements of good local governance such as strategic leadership.

JOHN M. and all stakeholders in making local communities in the country effective and viable institutions for national development. you will find a listing of the tasks and responsibilities that have to be undertaken in order to establish and operate efficiently in delivering the much needed development interventions in the barangays. In the subsequent pages of this primer. CASTAÑEDA. barangay elections have been successfully held and there is an urgent need to capacitate the new officials in the area of barangay governance.Barangay Primer MESSAGE The Local Government Code of 1991 set forth the process of redefining and reinventing Philippine local governance. Only recently. CESO IV Director 8 . It is the hope of the National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) together with the Local Government Academy (LGA) that this piece of work will find meaning and purpose among the barangay officials. It has also paved the way towards local autonomy through the decentralization of powers and functions from the national government to the local government units (LGUs). It laid the foundation of empowering the grassroots communities to be able to deliver basic services to its constituents.

Functions and Benefits Elective Officials Qualification for Barangay Officials Statement of Assets Duties and Functions of Barangay Officials Punong Barangay Sangguniang Barangay Member Prohibited Acts Liability for Damages Appointive Barangay Officials 15 15 15 16 16 18 20 21 21 22 23 24 26 26 27 28 29 29 32 32 33 34 9 .Barangay Primer TABLE OF CONTENTS Role and Creation of Barangay Barangay Defined Law Governing Barangay Manner of Creation Requisites for Creation of Barangay Rule of Interpretation of Barangay Powers and General Welfare Settlement of Barangay Boundary Disputes General Power and Attributes of Barangays Corporate Powers Governmental Powers Closure of Roads Basic Services and Facilities Barangay Officials.

and Disciplinary Actions Permanent Vacancy Temporary Vacancy Powers Not To Be Exercised During Temporary Vacancy Disciplinary Actions Grounds for Disciplinary Actions Procedure in Filing A Case Rights of Barangay Official Facing - Administrative Case Decision of Sanggunian Bayan/ Panlungsod Length of Suspension Whom To Appeal the Decision Effect of Suspension and Removal Preventive Suspension Grounds for Preventive Suspension Length of Preventive Suspension Power of Recall Supervision of Elections and Recall Grounds for Recall Limitation of Recall Power Effectivity of Recall Sangguniang Barangay Legislative Body Composition - 10 . Successions.Barangay Primer Benefits/Privileges of Barangay Officials Leave of Absence - 38 41 42 42 43 44 45 45 46 47 47 48 48 49 50 50 51 52 54 54 55 55 56 56 56 Vacancies.

Barangay Primer Powers and Duties of the Sangguniang Barangay Funds Used for Public Works Projects Review of Barangay Ordinances. Limitations on Legislative Power Official Authorized to Suspend Tax Ordinance Grounds for Suspension of Tax Ordinance Status of Ordinance Found Defective Effectivity of Acts of Sangguniang Barangay City and Municiality Supervision over their Respective Barangay People’s Participation Barangay Assembly Composition Matters to be Discussed by the Barangay Assembly Notice for Assembly Meeting Powers of the Barangay Assembly Plebiscite Local Initiative and Referendum Barangay Development Council and Various Councils/ Committees Required by Law Barangay Development Council Approval of Barangay Development Plans Barangay Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council - 57 - 62 63 64 64 65 65 67 67 68 69 70 70 72 - 77 77 81 82 11 .

Barangay Primer Barangay Peace and Order Council Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee Local Council for the Protection of Children Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council Sangguniang Kabataan Definition and Composition Katipunan Ng Kabataan Governing Body of Katipunan Ng Kabataan Powers of the Sangguniang Kabataan Qualification for an Elective Sangguniang Officials Term of Office of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials Powers and Duties of Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman Functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan Secretary Functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurer Privileges of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials Succession in Chairmanship to Sangguniang Kabataan Filling Up of Vacancy Pederasyon Ng Mga Sangguniang Kabataan Linggo ng Kabataan - 84 87 90 93 95 95 95 96 97 99 100 101 102 103 104 104 106 106 108 12 .

Rules and Regulations Barangay Financial Administration Sources of Income Budgeting Budget Preparation - 109 109 109 112 112 112 113 114 116 116 117 117 121 121 122 123 123 124 124 125 126 126 126 127 128 Limitations of Budgetary Appropriations Effect of Failure to Pass Budget Supplemental Budget Effectivity of Barangay Budget Review of Barangay Budget Effect of Defective Budget Effect of Non-Action of Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan Barangay Financial Records Financial Management Disbursement of Funds Audit of Barangay Funds - 13 .Barangay Primer Liga ng mga Barangay Liga ng mga Barangay Defined Representation in the Liga Katarungang Pambarangay Katarungang Pambarangay Defined Lupong Tagapamayapa Jurisdiction Venue Procedure for Amicable Settlement Administration.

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and where disputes may be amicably settled. plans. to officials. offices. In the 15 . crystallized and considered. (Sec. Q. What is the Scope of the LG Code and the Rules? A The Code and the Rules apply to all Local Government Units and other political subdivisions as may be created by law and to the extent herein provided.Barangay Primer ROLE AND CREATION OF BARANGAY 1 A. 384) B. programs. or agencies of the national government. projects and activities in the community. BARANGAY DEFINED Q What is a Barangay? A Barangay is the basic political unit which serves as the primary planning and implementing unit of government policies. LAW GOVERNING BARANGAY A The Local government Code of 1991 (RA 7160) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations referred to in this Primer as the Code and the Rules respectively. and as a forum wherein the collective views of the people may be expressed.

the Code shall also apply until such time as the regional government concerned shall have enacted their own Local Government Code. In case of the creation of barangays by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. divided. abolished or its boundary substantially altered. or Panlungsod. merged. How is a barangay created? A A barangay may be created. by law or by an ordinance of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. (Sec 385) D REQUISITES FOR CREATION BARANGAYS (Sec.Barangay Primer case of the LGUs of autonomous regions. MANNER OF CREATION Q. the recommendation of the Sangguniang Bayan concerned shall be necessary. a barangay may be created in the indigenous cultural communities by Act of Congress upon recommendation of the LGUs concerned where the cultural community is located. C. Notwithstanding the population requirement. What are the requisites for the creation of a barangay? A The following are the requisites for the creation of a barangay: 16 . subject to approval by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite to be conducted by the COMELEC. 386) OF Q.

That the territory to be created should be contiguous or physically in contact with each other.000 inhabitants? A No.000 inhabitants except the municipalities and cities within Metro Manila area and other metropolitan political subdivisions or in highly urbanized cities where such territory shall have a population of at least 5. if the territory is composed of two or more islands. 2. Q. Such population shall be duly certified by the National Statistics Office (NSO). That the territory has a population of at least 2.000 inhabitants.Barangay Primer 1. 3. 17 . May a barangay be created out of an existing one. That the territorial jurisdiction of the new barangay shall be properly identified by meters and bounds or by natural boundaries. 4. which has a population of 3. they do not have to be contiguous. because the population of the mother barangay should not be reduced to less than 2.000 after the creation of a new one. However. That the creation of a new barangay shall not reduce the population of the mother barangay to less than the minimum requirement.

How often should the name of a barangay be changed? A It may be changed only once in every ten (10) years and only for a justifiable reason. E. and in case of doubts. 5) Q. Is the newly created barangay entitled to Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share? A No the financial requirement of the newly created barangay shall be the ereposibility of the local government unit taht created the barangay. Q. 18 .Barangay Primer Q. How shall the power of a barangay under the Code be interpreted? A Any provision on a power of a barangay shall be liberally interpreted in its favor. any question thereon shall be resolved in favor of devolution of powers. Q. RULE OF INTERPRETATION OF BARANGAY POWERS AND GENERAL WELFARE PROVINSIONS UNDER THE CODE (Sec. May a barangay be named after a living person? A No.

any tax ordinance or revenue measure shall be construed strictly against the barangay enacting it. When there are no laws or Supreme Court decisions to resolve controversies arising under the Code. In case of doubt.Barangay Primer Any fair and reasonable doubt as to the existence of the power shall be interpreted in favor of the barangay. what shall govern? A The customs and traditions of the place where the controversy shall govern. 19 . Q. How may the General Welfare provisions in the LG code be interpreted? A The general welfare provisions in the LG Code shall be liberally interpreted to give more powers to the barangay in accelerating economic development and upgrading the quality of life for the people in the community. and liberally in favor of the taxpayer Q.

Q. it shall issue certification to that effect. In the event the Sanggunian fails to effect an amicable settlement within sixty (60) days from the date the dispute was referred thereto. The disputes shall be formally tried by the Sanggunian concerned. SETTLEMENT OF BARANGAY BOUNDARY DISPUTES. 2. How are the boundary disputes between barangays within the same city or municipality settled? A Such disputes are settled in the following manner: 1. which shall decide the issue within sixty (60) days from the date of the certification referred to above. 3. 20 .Barangay Primer F. The Sangguniang Panlungsod or the Sangguniang Bayan hears and decides the disputes for the purpose of arriving at an amicable settlement.

To have and use a corporate seal. Q. 2. because it possesses corporate powers as a body politic by and through its officials in conformity with law.Barangay Primer GENERAL POWER AND ATTRIBUTES OF BARANGAYS 2 A. unless some other time is fixed therefore by law. 21 . To have continuous succession in its corporate name. Yes. What corporate powers does a barangay have? A The Corporate powers are the following: 1. To sue and be sued. When does the corporate existence of a barangay begin? A Upon the election and qualification of the Punong Barangay and majority of the members of the Sangguniang Barangay. 3. Q. CORPORATE POWERS (Sec. Does a barangay created under the Code have legal personality of its own? A. 22) Q.

What happens to contracts entered into by the barangay.Barangay Primer 4. Q. To exercise such other powers as are granted to corporations. Police power 2. To acquire and convey real or personal property. 6. Power of taxation 4. 5. 22 . and. B. subject to limitations provide in the Code and other laws. Power expressly granted and those that are necessarily implied there from. GOVERNMENTAL POWERS Q. Power of eminent domain 3. What governmental powers may be exercised by the barangay that were given to it by the national government in the Code? A The government powers may be exercised by the barangay are: 1. which are in conflict with the provisions of the Code? A Vested rights existing on the date of the effectivity of the Code arising out of contracts or any other source of obligation shall be governed by the original terms and provisions of said contract or the law in force at the time such rights became vested. To enter into contracts.

Barangay Primer Q. such ordinance must be approved by at least two-thirds (2/3) of all members of the sanggunian and when necessary. to promote health and safety. pursuant to an ordinance. an adequate substitute for the public facility that is subject to closure is provided. that in case of permanent closure. 23 . however. May a barangay close a barangay road. a barangay may. street. park or square falling within its jurisdiction. What is the power of Eminent Domain as it applies to barangays? (Sec. 21) Q. CLOSURE OF ROADS (Sec. park or square? A Yes. What is Police Power as it applies to a barangay? A Police Power means the power that the barangay government considers necessary and proper to administer the affairs of the barangay. 19) A It is the power of the barangay government to take away private property for use of the public upon payment of just compensation to the owner of the private property. and to preserve the comfort and convenience of the barangay inhabitants. Q. alley. Provided. alley. to improve morals. to maintain peace and order. to enhance prosperity. permanently or temporarily close or open any local road.

• Services and facilities related to general hygiene and sanitation. Maintenance of barangay roads and bridges and water supply system. multi-purpose pavement. • Agricultural support services which include planting materials. • Health and social welfare services which include maintenance of barangay health center and day care center. distribution systems and operation of farm produce collection and buying stations. • • Operation of the Katarungang Pambarangay. and other similar facilities. beautification and solid waste collection. plaza. sports center. 17) Q. What basic services and facilities shall the barangay provide to its constituents? A The barangay government should provide the following basic services and facilities. Infrastructure facilities such as multi-purpose hall. • 24 . BASIC SERVICES AND FACILITIES (Sec.Barangay Primer C.

and. Who are the officials of the barangay? A A barangay shall have the following officials: • • • • • An elective Punong Barangay Seven (7) elective members of the Sangguniang Barangay A Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman A Barangay Secretary A Barangay Treasurer 25 . Q. Satellite or public market.Barangay Primer • • Information and reading center.

Barangay Primer BARANGAY OFFICIALS. 26 . Are elective barangay officials covered by the three consecutive terms limit rule to hold the same position? A Yes. FUNCTIONS AND BENEFITS 3 A.A. 9164 provides that no elective barangay officials shall serve for more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same position. ELECTIVE OFFICIALS Q. 9164 states that the term of office of all barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials shall be three (3) years. Q. What is the term of office of all barangay and SK officials? A Section 2 of R. Voluntary renunciation of office for any length of time shall not be considered as an interruption in the continuity of service for the full term for which the elective official was elected.A. Section 2 of R.

39) BARANGAY Q. They must be residents in the barangay for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the lection. 2. only the Punong Barangay. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICIALS (Sec. 3. However. They must be able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect. 27 . They must be citizens of the Philippines. 4.Barangay Primer B. and the members of Lupong Tagapamayapa shall be deemed persons in authority. What are the qualifications prescribed for punong barangay and the seven (7) elective members of the Sangguniang Barangay? A The qualifications are: 1. Sangguniang Barangay members. 5. Are all barangay officials persons in authority for purposes of the revised Penal Code? A No. and. Q. They must be registered voters in the barangays they propose to be elected. They must be at least 18 years of age on election day.

protection and security of life and property or the maintenance of a desirable and balanced environment. liabilities and property holding? A Yes Q. When and where shall he file the same? A Within thirty (30) days upon assumption to office and shall be filed in the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman of their respective region and to the Office of the Punong Barangay. who comes to the aid of persons in authority. C. STATEMENTS OF ASSETS Q. 28 . • Any barangay member.Barangay Primer • Other barangay officials and members who may be designated by law and charged with maintenance of public order. shall be deemed agents of persons in authority. Is a barangay official required to file a sworn statement of assets.

389) Q. Negotiate. Who is the head of barangay government? A The Punong Barangay Q. Call and preside over the session of the Sangguniang Barangay and the Barangay Assembly. Enforce all laws and ordinances which are applicable within the barangay. What are the specific powers of the Punong Barangay? A The Punong Barangay shall: 1. 4. upon authorization of the Sangguniang Barangay. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS PUNONG BARANGAY (Sec. 29 . and sign contracts for and in behalf of the barangay.Barangay Primer D. enter into. 2. in pursuance thereof. Maintain public order in the barangay and. and vote only to break a tie. assist the city or municipal mayor and the sanggunian members in the performance of their duties and functions. 3.

6. Administer the operation of the Katarungan Pambarangay in accordance with the provision of this Code. Enforce laws and regulations relating to pollution control and protection of the environment. 10. 11. Exercise general supervision over the activities of the Sangguniang Kabataan. 8. 30 .Barangay Primer 5. the Barangay Secretary and other appointive barangay officials. Ensure the delivery of basic services as mandated under Section 17 of the Local Government Code. In coordination with the Barangay Development council (BDC). Upon approval by a majority of all the member of the Sangguniang Barangay. 9. Organize and lead an emergency group whenever the same may be necessary for the maintenance of peach and order or on occasions of emergency or calamity within the barangay. 12. appoint or replace the Barangay Treasurer. prepare the annual executive and supplemental budgets of the barangay. Approve vouchers relating to the disbursement of barangay funds. 7.

Is there a salary for Punong Barangay? A None. Promote the general welfare of the barangay. 15. The Punong Barangay. Conduct an annual palarong barangay.Barangay Primer 13. Q. and the Sangguniang Barangay members are compensated in the form of honoraria. Is the Punong Barangay entitled to possess firearms? A Yes. he is entitled to possess and carry the necessary firearm within his barangay jurisdiction. in coordination with the Department of Education. Culture and Sports (now DEPED) 14. which shall feature traditional sports and disciplines included in national and international games. 31 . Q. subject to the appropriate rules and regulations. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. and.

What are the other duties of the members of the Sangguniang Barangay? A In addition to their duties as members of the Sangguniang Barangay. agents. or with any of its authorized board officials. What business transactions are a barangay official prohibited from engaging in? A A barangay official is prohibited to engage in any business transaction with the LGU in which he is an official or over which he has the power of supervision. out of the resources of the LGU to such person or firm. whereby money is to be paid. Act as peace officers in the maintenance of public order and safety. 32 . or property or any other thing of value is to be transferred directly or indirectly. attorneys. they shall also: • • • Assist the Punong Barangay in the discharge of his duties and functions.Barangay Primer OTHER DUTIES OF SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY MEMBERS (Sec. and• Perform such other duties and functions as the Punong Barangay may delegate. PROHIBITED ACTS Q. 392) Q.

Are the barangay and its officials liable for death or injury or damages suffered by any person or property arising from the act or omission of a barangay official while performing their duties? A Yes.000.000. May a barangay official buy real estate of other property forfeited in favor of the barangay for unpaid taxes or assessment? A No. 33 . LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES Q.00 to P10. Q. Q. May a barangay official be a surety for any person having contract or doing business with the barangay for the performance of which surety may be required? A No.00 or both imprisonment and fine. What penalty shall be imposed upon any barangay official and the person dealing with him who commits any of the prohibited acts? A An imprisonment ranging from six (6) months and one (1) day to six (6) years or a fine from P3.Barangay Primer Q.

not a Sangguniang Barangay member. first cousins. actual resident of the barangay. Who may be appointed as Barangay Secretary or Treasurer? A Barangay members of legal age. Q. APPOINTIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS Q.Barangay Primer E. not a government employee or relative of the Punong Barangay within the 4th civil degree of consanguinity or affinity with concurrence of the majority of the Sangguniang Barangay members. and relatives by his spouse by the same degree. brothers. becaus it is the Sangguniang Barangay that determining the qualifications and desqualifications of the appointees. Who are the relatives of the Punong Barangay within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity A Parents up to great grandparents. children down to great grandchildren. aunts. sisters. 34 . uncles. Who are the appointive barangay officials (Sec. Does the appointment of Barangay Secretary/ Treasurer need attestation by the CSC? A No. Q. 394 & 395) A Barangay Secretary and Barangay Treasurer. Q. qualified voter.

elections. Keeps an updated record of all inhabitants of the barangay containing the following items of information. citizenship. Assist the municipal civil registrar in the registration of births. What are the duties of the barangay secretary? A The barangay secretary shall: 1. address. name. referenda or plebiscites in coordination with the COMELEC. initiatives. 4. Prepare and keep the minutes of all meetings of the Sangguniang Barangay and the barangay assembly. 2. sex. civil status. Assist in the preparation of all necessary forms for the conduct of barangay registrations. 5. 3. and have the same posted in conspicuous place within the barangay. occupation and such other items of information as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. 35 . Keep custody of all records of the Sangguniang Barangay and the barangay assembly. place and date of birth. 6. Prepare a list of members of the barangay assembly.Barangay Primer Q. deaths and marriages.

monies. Book II of the LGC. Q. Collect and issue official receipts for taxes. Who shall determine the amount of bond of the barangay treasurer? A The Sangguniang Barangay. What are the duties of the barangay treasurer? A The barangay treasurer shall: 1. 36 .00). fees. Q.000. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. The bond shall not exceed ten thousand pesos (P10. Keep custody of barangay funds and properties. and all other resources accruing to the barangay treasury and deposit the same in the account of the barangay as provided under Title Five. Q. contributions. 8.Barangay Primer 7. Who pays the premium for the bond of the barangay treasurer? A The barangay. Submit a report on the actual number of barangay residents as often as may be required by the Sangguiniang Barangay. 2.

respectively. {Sec. Book II of the code. 8. 4. Certify as to the availability of funds whenever necessary. Post the itemized monthly collections and disburesements of the barangay within ten (10) days following the end of every month and for at least two(@2) consecutive weeks at Prominent Places in the main office building of the barangay. LGC} 37 . Disburse funds in accordance with the financial procedures provided in the Code. 6. 7. and ensure that such report shall be made available to the members of the barangay assembly and other government agencies concerned. 5. Plan and attend to the rural postal circuit within his jurisdiction. subject to the provision of Title Five. plaza.Barangay Primer 3. Submit to the Punong Barangay a statement covering the actual and estimates of income and expenditures for the preceding and ensuing calendar years. Render a written accounting report of all barangay funds and property under the custody at the end of each calendar year. maion street. 513.

What are the privileges of the Sangguiniang Barangay officials? A The privileges of the SB Officials are: 1. including barangay tanods and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa. barangay treasurer and barangay secretary.00) per month for the Punong Barangay and Six hundred pesos (P6. that the annual appropriations for personal services shall be subject to the budgetary limitations prescribed under Title Five. Barangay officials. 38 . Provided. shall receive honoraria. municipal or city ordinance in accordance with the provision of the LG Code. 393) Q. and such other emoluments as may be authorized by law or barangay. F. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law and ordinance. however. allowances. but in no case shall it be less than One thousand pesos (P1.Barangay Primer 8.00) per month for the Sangguniang Barangay members.000. BENEFITS/ PRIVILEGES OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS (Sec.000. Book II of the LGC.

medicines and medical attendance in any government hospital or institution. and the barangay secretary shall also: a. The Punong Barangay.00) each. temporary and permanent disability. x-rays. from such other funds appropriated by the national government for the purpose. the Sangguniang Barangay members. No. medicines. laboratory fees and other hospital expenses.Barangay Primer 2. death and burial benefits in accordance with Republic Act Numbered Sixty-nine hundred forty-two (R. accident insurance. but shall not e limited to. Provided that such hospital care shall include surgery or surgical expenses.000. the funds for which shall be taken from the general fund of the barangay or a. 6942). Be entitled to Christmas bonus of at least One thousand pesos (P1. 39 . Be entitled during their incumbency to insurance coverage which shall include. Be entitled to free medical care including subsistence. double indemnity. entitled ìAn Act Increasing the Insurance Benefits of Local Government Officials and Providing Funds Thereforeî) c. the barangay treasurer. b.A.

3. Elective barangay officials shall have preference in appointments to any government position or in any government-owned or controlled corporations.00) that may be incurred therein shall be chargeable against the funds of the barangay concerned).Barangay Primer (In case of extreme urgency where there is no available government hospital or institution. the barangay official concerned may submit himself for immediate medical attendance to the nearest private clinic. d. He may likewise avail of such education benefits in a state college or university located within the province or city to which the barangay belongs. and e. Be exempted during their incumbency from paying tuition and matriculation fees for their legitimate dependent children attending state colleges or universities. 40 . including their subsidiaries after their tenure of office subject to the requisite qualifications and the provisions of the immediately preceding paragraph.000. Be entitled to appropriate civil service eligibility on the basis of the number of years of service to the barangay pursuant to the rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission. hospital or institution and the expenses not exceeding Five thousand pesos P5.

Q. Who approves the leave of absence of Punong Barangay? A The city municipal mayor.Barangay Primer 4. shall be granted insurance or other benefits during their incumbency. 41 . LEAVE OF ABSENCE [Sec. chargeable to the barangay or the city or municipal government to which the barangay belongs. All duly appointed members of the barangay tanod brigades or their equivalent which shall number not more than twenty (20) in each barangay. Q. Who approves the leave of absence of the Sangguniang Barangay Member? A The Punong Barangay. 47 (4)] Q. G. What happens to an application for leave of absence not acted upon within five (5) working days after receipt of the approving authority? A It is deemed approved.

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PERMANENT VACANCY: (Sec. 44)
Q. When is there a permanent vacancy in the office of the Punong Barangay? A There is a permanent vacancy in the office of the Punong Barangay in any of the following situations: 1. Refusal to assume office; 2. Failure to qualify; 3. Death; 4. Removal from office; 5. Voluntary resignation; and 6. Permanent incapacity to discharge functions of office. Q. How may the vacancy be filled up? A Vacancy may be filled up in the following manner: 1. By the Sangguniang Barangay Member who obtained the highest number of votes.

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2. If the member obtaining the highest number of votes refuses to assume office, voluntarily resigns or is permanently incapacitated to perform the function of his office, the member obtaining the next highest number of votes shall assume the position of Punong Barangay. Q. How long shall the successor serve? A For the unexpired term of the vacancy. Q. How shall the permanent vacancy in the Sangguniang Barangay be filled up when the rule of succession does not apply? A The city / municipal mayor appoints a qualified nominee recommended by the Sangguniang Barangay concerned.

B. TEMPORARY VACANCY:(Sec. 46)
Q. When is there a temporary vacancy in the office of the Punong Barangay? A Such temporary vacancy exists in any of the following situations; a. Physical or legal cause, such as illness or suspension; b. Official leave of absence; c. Travel outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Philippines; and
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d. Suspension from office. Q. Who shall exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Punong Barangay in case of temporary vacancy? A The member of the Sangguniang Barangay who obtained the highest number of votes in the last elections.

POWERS NOT TO BE EXERCISED DURING TEMPORARY VACANCY
Q. What power may not be exercised by the acting Punong Barangay during the temporary vacancy? A The power to appoint, suspend or dismiss employees while the Punong Barangay is temporarily incapacitated, or on official leave or on travel abroad, or for a period of not more that thirty (30) working days. Q. If the Punong Barangay is still incapacitated temporarily or still abroad or still on official leave after 30 working days, may the acting Punong Barangay now exercise the power to appoint, suspend or dismiss employees? A Yes.

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Culpable violation of the constitution. Is there a temporary vacancy when the Punong Barangay goes to the municipal poblacion or any place on official travel in connection with his duties? A No.Barangay Primer Q. 3. C. Dishonesty. 4. 2. DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Sec. 60) Q. 45 . Commission of any offense involving moral turpitude or an offense punishable by at least prison mayor. On what grounds may an elective barangay official be removed or suspended? A An elective barangay official may be suspended or removed on any of the following: 1. Abuse of authority. 5. 6. oppression. Unauthorized absence for fifteen (15) consecutive working days except in the case of the members of the Sangguniang Barangay. Disloyalty to the Republic of the Philippines. gross negligence or dereliction of duty. misconduct in office.

Application for. or acquisition of. the Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan will commence the hearing and investigation of the case. What are the procedures in filing a case against an elective barangay official? A The procedures are: 1. Such other grounds as may be provided by law. 3. the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan concerned should require the respondent to submit his verified answer within 15 days from receipt hereof. Within seven (7) days after the complaint is filed. Any person may file a verified complaint stating any of the above grounds against a particular barangay official before the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan to which the barangay belongs. Within ten (10) days after receipt of the answer of the respondent. foreign citizenship or residence or the status of an immigrant of another country. PROCEDURE IN FILING A CASE (Sec. 46 . and. 2. 8.Barangay Primer 7. 61) Q.

2. To require attendance of documentary evidence in his favor through subpoena or subpoena duces tecum.Barangay Primer RIGHTS OF BARANGAY OFFICIAL FACING ADMINISTRATIVE CASE (Sec. Q. To confront and cross-examine the witnesses against him. 65) Q. 66) Q. When may the decision of the case be handed down? A The Sanggunian concerned shall within thirty (30) days after the end of the investigation. DECISION OF SANGGUNIANG BAYAN/PANLUNGSOD (Sec. When shall the investigation of the case be terminated? A The investigation of the case may be terminated within ninety (90) days from the start of the investigation. render the decision in 47 . To appear and defend himself in person or through a lawyer. 3. What are the rights of a barangay official against whom a case has been filed with the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan? A The rights of the barangay official are: 1.

provided he meets the qualifications required by the office. Q. the complainant.Barangay Primer writing stating clearly and distinctly. Q. the facts and reasons for such decision. In case of decision rendered by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of component cities and the Sangguniang 48 . Who shall be furnished copies of the decision? A The respondent. May a barangay official be suspended longer than his unexpired term? A No. To whom does the barangay official appeal the decision rendered? A To the following: 1. May a barangay official who has been suspended from office run again in an election? A Yes. and all interested parties. WHOM TO APPEAL THE DECISION Q. LENGTH OF SUSPENSION Q.

May a barangay who has been exonerated and reinstated be entitled to his full salary or compensation including other emoluments during his period of suspension? A Yes. the appeal should be forwarded to the Office of the President. May a suspended barangay official receive his salary pending an investigation? A No. the appeal should be forwarded to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. 49 . Q. EFFECT OF SUSPENSION AND REMOVAL Q. In case of decision rendered by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of highly urbanized cities and independent component cities. Q. May a barangay official who has been removed from office run again in an election? A No. 2.Barangay Primer Bayan.

GROUNDS FOR PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION Q. When and how may preventive suspension of a barangay official be imposed? A Preventive suspension may be imposed at any time after the respondent filed his verified answer. Who may impose preventive suspension upon an elective barangay official? A The Mayor. 50 .Barangay Primer PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION (Sec. When the continuance in office of the respondent could: > Influence the witness > Pose a threat to the safety and integrity of the records and other evidences. if any of the following exist: • • • When the evidence of guilt is strong. When the gravity of the offense warrants. 63) OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION Q.

Q. What happens to the barangay official if after the expiration of the 60-day period. Suppose the delay in completion of the investigation is due to the fault. Q. which shall be terminated within one hundred twenty (120) days from the time he was formally notified of the case against him. the investigation is not yet finished? A The barangay official shall be deemed reinstated in office without prejudice to the continuation of the proceedings against him. What is the period of preventive suspension? A No. will he be reinstated after the 60-day period? A No. and in case of several administrative cases not more ninety (90) days within a single year on the same ground. neglect or request of the respondent. neglect. or request should not be counted in computing the time of suspension. any single preventive suspension shall last for more than (sixty) 60 days. 51 .Barangay Primer LENGTH OF PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION Q. the time of the delay caused by respondentís fault.

by recall process. POWER OF RECALL (Sec. Q.Barangay Primer Q. Q. What happens if an elective barangay official has been preventively suspended before the 90-day period? A The preventive suspension will be lifted when such suspension occurs within or overlaps the 90-day period. May an investigation of a case fled against an elective barangay official be conducted within 90 days prior to an election? A No. May the elective officials of a barangay be removed before the end of their term? How? A Yes. Q. May a barangay elective official be preventively suspended with ninety (90) days before an election? A No. 69-75) Q. 52 . Who shall exercise this power of recall? A The registered voters of the barangay.

the COMELEC or its duly authorized representative shall announce the acceptance of candidates to the position. shall sign a petition for recall of a particular elective barangay official. • The COMELEC or its duly authorized representative shall cause the publication of the petition in a public place which be readily seen by the residents for a period of not less than ten (10) days nor more than twenty (20) days for the purpose of verifying the authenticity and genuineness of the petition and the required percentage of voters. • After the expiration of publication period. • Such petition shall be filed with the COMELEC through the municipal election registrar. • Such petition shall be duly signed before the election registrar or his representative in the presence of a representative of the petitioner and a representative of the official sought to be recalled in a public place in the barangay. How is this power of recall exercised? A The power of recall is exercised in the flowing manner: • At least 25% of the registered voters of the barangay based on the election in which the official to be recalled was elected.Barangay Primer Q. 53 .

• • After the election shall have been held on the date fixed by the COMELEC. which shall not be later than thirty (30) days after the filing of the resolution or petition for recall. The COMELEC shall set the election. What body conducts and supervises the election and recall of barangay officials? A The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) GROUND FOR RECALL Q. 54 . the winner shall be certified and proclaimed by the COMELEC.Barangay Primer • The COMELEC shall prepare the list of candidates including the official sought be recalled. SUPERVISION OF ELECTIONS AND RECALL Q. What is the ground for recall? A Any elective barangay official may be recalled on the ground of loss of confidence.

55 . No recall shall take place within one year immediately preceding a regular election. What happens if the official sought to be recalled received the highest number of votes? A He shall continue to hold office because confidence in him is affirmed. No recall shall take place within one year from the date the official assumes office. May the power of recall be exercised anytime? A No. Q.Barangay Primer LIMITATION OF RECALL POWER Q. EFFECTIVITY OF RECALL Q. An elective official may be recalled only once during his term of office. When does recall takes effect? A The recall shall be effected only upon the election and proclamation of a successor in the person of the candidate who received the highest number of votes cast during the election.

56 . Who presides over the meetings of the Sangguniang Barangay? A The Punong Barangay. Who shall compose the Sangguniang Barangay? A It is composed of • • • The Punong Barangay The seven (7) Sangguniang Barangay members elected at large The Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman Q. What is the legislative body of the barangay? A The Sangguniang Barangay. COMPOSITION Q.Barangay Primer SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY (Sec. 390-393) 5 LEGISLATIVE BODY Q.

Enact ordinances as may be necessary to discharge the responsibilities conferred upon it by law or ordinance and to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants therein. What are the powers and duties of the Sangguniang Barangay? A The Sangguniang Barangay shall: 1.Barangay Primer POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY (Sec. 391) Q. subject to the limitations imposed in the LG Code. Enact tax and revenue ordinances. Enact annual and supplemental budgets in accordance with the provision of the LG Code. 2. Provide for the construction and maintenance of barangay facilities and other public works projects chargeable to the general fund of the barangay or such other funds actually available for the purpose. Submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod or Sangguniang Bayan suggestions or recommendations that may see fit for the improvement of the barangay or the welfare of the inhabitants thereof. 3. 5. 57 . 4.

Assist in the establishment. Solicit or accept in any or all the foregoing public works and cooperative enterprises. Solicit or accept monies. barangay markets. monies from other private agencies and individuals. however. grain or copra dryers. organization and promotion of cooperative enterprises that will improve the economic condition and well being of the residents. multi-purpose pavements. producers and merchants in the barangay. barangay waterworks. parking areas or other similar facilities constructed with government funds within the jurisdiction of the barangay. provincial. 7.Barangay Primer 6. materials and voluntary labor for the specific public works and cooperative enterprises of the barangay from residents. 58 . landowners. Regulate the use of multi-purpose halls. that monies and properties donated by private agencies and individuals for specific purposes shall accrue to the barangay as trust fund. 8. and charge reasonable fees for the use thereof. Provided. technical and advisory assistance to the barangay and to the barangay residents. 9. Provided. city or municipal agencies established by law to render financial. such cooperation is made available by national. patios and other post-harvest facilities.

the Sangguniang Barangay need not pledge any sum of money for expenditure in excess of amounts currently in the barangay treasury or encumbered for other purposes. The proceeds from such activities shall be tax exempt and shall accrue to the general fund of the barangay. recall. subject to the budgetary limitations prescribed under Title Fie Book II of this code. Provided further. that no fund raising activities shall be held within a period of sixty (60) days immediately preceding and after a national or local election. Provided.Barangay Primer however. that in the appropriation thereof the specific purpose for which such fund-raising activity has been held shall be first satisfied. Provided finally. reasonable allowances or per diems as well as travel expenses for Sangguniang Barangay members and other barangay officials. 11. however. Provide compensation. referendum. Provided. that no increase in the compensation or honoraria of the Sangguniang Barangay members shall take effect until after the expiration of the full term of all members of the Sangguniang Barangay approving such increase. or plebiscite. Hold fund-raising activities barangay projects without the need of securing permits from any national or local office or agency. 10. that said fund-raising activities shall 59 . that in soliciting or accepting such cooperation.

000. and the Pangkat ng 16.00) at any time for the ordinary and essential administrative needs of the barangay.000. 60 . Authorize the barangay treasurer to make direct purchases in an amount not exceeding One Thousand pesos (P1. Provide for the administrative needs of the Lupong Tagapamayapa Tagapagkasundo. Authorize the Punong Barangay entry into contracts in behalf of the barangay. through the Punong Barangay.00) for violation of barangay ordinances. 12. 13. subject to the provisions of the LG code. barangay tanod or community service units as may be necessary. Provide for the organization of community brigades. 14. Prescribe fines I amount not exceeding One Thousand pesos (P1. shall render a public accounting of the funds raised at the completion of the project for which the fund-raising activity was undertaken.Barangay Primer comply with national policy standards and regulations on morals. 15. health and safety of the persons participating therein. The Sangguniang Barangay.

Organize regular lectures. 21. nutrition. 22. Provide for the proper development and welfare of children in the barangay by promoting and supporting activities for the protection and total development of children. Adopt measures to prevent and control the proliferation of squatters and mendicants in the barangay. programs or for a oncommunity problems such as sanitation. 18. Initiate the establishment of a barangay high school. literacy and drug abuse. particularly those below seven (7) years of age. Adopt measures towards the prevention and eradication of drug abuse. child abuse. Provide for the delivery of basic services. 23. and juvenile delinquency. and convene assemblies to encourage citizen participation in government. 20. 61 . Provide for the establishment of a non-formal education center in the barangay whenever feasible in coordination with the Department of Education.Barangay Primer 17. 19. whenever feasible in accordance with law.

REVIEW OF BARANGAY ORDINANCES. the Sangguniang Barangay shall furnish the Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan copies of such ordinance. Q. LIMITATIONS ON LEGISLATIVE POWER (Sec. 62 . Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. What offices shall be furnished copies of barangay ordinances? A Within ten (10) days after its passage.Barangay Primer 24. What body reviews the ordinance and resolutions of the Sangguniang Barangay to see to it that the Sangguniang Barangay acts within the powers granted by law and in conformity with the city/ municipal ordinances? A The Sangguniang Panlungsod or Sangguniang Bayan. If it is a tax ordinance the barangay treasurer shall also be furnished a certified copy for public dissemination. as the case may be. 57) Q.

Barangay Primer Q. Who has the authority to suspend the effectivity of a tax ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Barangay? A The Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan. Q. What happens to a barangay ordinance submitted where the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Sangguniang Bayan fails to act within thirty (30) days? A The barangay ordinance shall be deemed approved. OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED TO SUSPEND TAX ORDINANCE Q. 63 . Q. When may a Sangguniang Panlungsod or bayan suspend the effectivity of the tax ordinance? A Within thirty (30) days upon receipt of the ordinance. What should a Sangguniang Barangay do if it wants to improve the barangay and the welfare of its inhabitants? A The Sangguniang Barangay may submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod or Bayan suggestions and recommendations that may improve the barangay and its inhabitants.

Contrary to law STATUS OF ORDINANCE FOUND DEFECTIVE Q. What action shall be taken if the Sangguniang Barangay disagrees with the decision of the Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan? A The dispute shall be referred to the municipal/city legal officer if any. Excessive 3. Oppressive 4. If within thirty (30) days after the ordinance is submitted. Confiscatory 5. the Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan find the ordinance inconsistent with law or municipal ordinance. The Sangguniang Barangay may also 64 .Barangay Primer GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OF TAX ORDINANCE Q. Q. Upon what grounds should the tax ordinance be suspended by the Sangguniang Panlungsod / Bayan? A When the tax ordinance is: 1. what shall be done? A The ordinance shall be returned to the Sangguniang Barangay for adjustment. or modification and the effectivity of the ordinance is suspended. Unjust 2. amendment.

When does the ordinance of a Sangguniang Barangay take effect? A Unless other wise stated in the ordinace.Barangay Primer appeal to the Sanggunian Panlalawigan in case of disapproval by a component city or municipality. 32) Q. 65 . EFFECTIVITY OF ACTS OF SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY Q.e. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CITY/MUNICIPALITY AND BARANGAYS SUPERVISORY POWERS OF THE MAYOR (SEC. which can be easily seen (e. at the barangay hall. at the public market and/or in the church). Who exercises general supervision over the barangays to see to it that barangays acts within the scope of its prescribe powers and functions? A The city or municipality through city or municipal mayors. It takes effect after the lapse of ten (10) days from the date the copy of such ordinance is posted in a bulletin board in a place.

What does general supervision include? A It includes the power to order an investigation of the conduct of the barangay officials and punish them whenever they are found to have committed some acts not in accordance with law. 66 .Barangay Primer Q.

397) Q. How often shall the barangay assembly meet? A It shall meet at least twice a year. Citizens of the Philippines. 67 . 2. Have been actual residents in the barangay for at least six (6) months.Barangay Primer PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION 6 BARANGAY ASSEMBLY (Sec. What is the composition of the barangay assembly? A It is composed of persons who: 1. 3. Are fifteen years of age or over. Duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members kept by the barangay secretary. 4. Q.

Upon written petition of at least five percent (5%) of the members of the barangay assembly. or 3. Who shall preside over the meeting of the Barangay Assembly? A The following Sangguniang members may preside over the meeting: 1. Q. The Punong Barangay 68 . What matters must the barangay assembly discuss during these two meetings? A It must hear and discuss the semestral report of the Sangguniang Barangay concerning its activities and finances as well as problems affecting the barangay. or 2. Who shall call the meeting? A The meeting shall be called either by: 1. The Punong Barangay.Barangay Primer MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED BY THE BARANGAY ASSEMBLY Q. Q. At least four members of the Sangguniang Barangay.

Q. When may notice be given for the assembly meeting? A Notice to members shall be given one week before the date of the meeting. What are the exceptions of the one-week period notice prior to the barangay assembly? A The exceptions are: Matters involving public safety or security which requires sufficient time. the Sangguniang member. Who shall act as barangay assembly secretary? A The barangay secretary or any member designated by the presiding officer. NOTICE FOR ASSEMBLY MEETING Q. acting as Punong Barangay.Barangay Primer 2. In the absence of the Punong Barangay. Q. • 69 . or 3. Any assembly member selected during the meeting.

2. What is a plebiscite? A A plebiscite is a legislative process whereby a law or an ordinance already approved in the legislative body is still submitted to the voters for further approval before it can become effective. it is a requirement for certain legislative acts like the creation. division. abolition or substantial alteration of boundaries of local government units. The holding of a plebiscite does not emanate from the public. 398) Q. Initiate legislative process by recommending to the Sangguniang Barangay the adoption of measures for the welfare of the barangay. What are the powers of the barangay assembly? A The Powers of the Barangay Assembly are: 1. 3. Hear and pass upon the semestral report of the Sangguniang Barangay concerning its activities and finances. or amend any ordinance. These legislative acts shall take effect only after 70 .Barangay Primer POWER OF THE BARANGAY ASSEMBLY (Sec. Decide on the adoption of initiative as a legal process whereby the registered voters of the barangay may directly propose. enact. PLEBISCITE (Sec. 10) Q. merger.

abolishing or substantially altering the boundaries of the barangays. dividing. merging. 71 . 2. One hundred twenty (120) days from the date of effectivity of the law or ordinance creating. Thirty (30) days after the filing of the resolution or petition by the registered voters for recall of barangay officials.Barangay Primer approval of a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite called for the purpose in the political units affected. abolishing or substantially altering the boundaries of the barangays. merging. dividing. When may the plebiscite in the barangay be held? A The plebiscite may be held: 1. Q. One hundred twenty (120) days from the date of effectivity of the law or ordinance creating. When shall a Plebiscite be held? A The plebiscite may be held: 1. Q. Who has the authority to call a plebiscite in the barangay? A The Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Q.

the proponents. The COMELEC or its 72 . Local initiative and referendum (Sec.Barangay Primer 2. If no favorable action thereon is taken by the sanggunian concerned within thirty (30) days of its presentation. The proposition shall be numbered serially starting from Roman numeral I. repeal or amendment of an ordinance. 3. Thirty (30) days after the filing of the resolution or petition by the registered voters for recall of barangay officials. What is local initiative? (Sec. 120) A This is the legal process where the registered barangay voters may directly propose. 122) A The following are the procedures: 1. through their duly authorized and registered representatives. Q. giving notice thereof to the sanggunian concerned. 2. enact or amend any ordinance. enactment. 120-127) Q. Fifty (50) registered barangay voters may file a petition with the sanggunian concerned proposing the adoption. How is this process done? (Sec. may invoke their power of initiative.

Upon the lapse of the period herein provided. in the presence of a representative of the proponent. 5. through its office in the local government unit concerned. the COMELEC shall then set a date for the initiative during which the proposition shall be submitted to the registered voters in the local government unit 73 . 8. Two (2) or more propositions maybe submitted in an initiative. Failure to obtain the required number defeats the proposition. If the required number of signatures is obtained. Proponents shall have thirty (30) days in case of barangays. 4. shall certify as to whether or not the required number of signatures has been obtained. The petition shall be signed before the election registrar. Stations for collecting signatures may be established in as many places as may be warranted. 6. 7.Barangay Primer designated representative shall extend assistance in the formulation of the proposition. and a representative of the sanggunian concerned in a public place in the local government unit. the COMELEC. from notice mentioned in (2) hereof to collect the required number of signatures. as the case may be. or his designated representatives.

If it fails to obtain said number of votes. 123) A If the proposition is approved by a majority of the voters. The initiative is valid if signed by at least 10% of the registered voters (Sec 5 (f). 2. RA 6735) Q. 124) A The limitations on local initiative are: 1. as provided in section 7 hereof. thirty (30) days in case of barangays.Barangay Primer concerned for their approval within sixty (60) days from the date of certification by the COMEMLEC. it shall take effect fifteen (15) days after certification of the COMELEC. What are the limitations on local initiative? (Sec. The initiative shall then be held on the date set after which the results thereof shall be certified and proclaimed by the COMELEC. Initiative shall be extended only to subjects or matters which are within the legal powers of the sanggunian to enact. Q. 74 . The power of local initiative shall not be exercised more than once a year. the proposition is considered defeated. When do local proposition become effective? (Sec.

after which it shall certify and proclaim the results. Q. amend. Who shall take charge of the process? A The COMELEC shall control and direct the barangay referendum within thirty (30) days. the sanggunian concerned adopts en toto the proposition presented and the Punong Barangay approves the same. may. However. Q.Barangay Primer 3. modified. 75 . Q. or amended by the Sanggunian within three (3) years thereafter by a vote of three-fourths (3/4) of all its members. What is local referendum? (Sec. What are the limitations upon the sanggunian? (Sec. those against the action. 126) A This is the legal process where the registered barangay voters may approve. If. it may be repealed. However. 125) A The sanggunian shall not repeal. at any time before the initiative is held. or reject any ordinance enacted by the sanggunian. the initiative shall be cancelled. apply for initiative in the manner provided. modify or amend any proposition or ordinance approved through the system of initiative and referendum within eighteen (18) months after its approval. if they so desire.

127) A No. 76 .Barangay Primer Q. the provisions in this chapter of the Code do not preclude or prevent the proper courts from declaring null and void any proposition approved under this chapter for violating the constitution or for want of capacity of the sanggunian concerned to enact the said measure. Are these propositions and ordinances final and binding? (Sec.

What is the composition of the Barangay Development Council? (Sec. 107a) A The Barangay Development Council shall be headed by the Punong Barangay and shall be composed of the following members: 1. 3. A representative of the congressman. Representatives of non . 77 .governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the barangay. Members of the Sangguniang Barangay. What is a barangay development council? A Barangay Development Council is a planning and coordinative body in the barangays.Barangay Primer BARANGAY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND OTHER COUNCILS/COMMITTEES REQUIRED BY LAW 7 BARANGAY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (BDC) Q. 2. Q. who shall constitute not less than one fourth (1/4) of the members of the fully organized council.

110) A At least once every six (6) months. 109b) A The Council shall perform the following functions: 1. 3. Q. Mobilize peopleís participation in local development efforts. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of national or local programs and projects. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law. the NGOs shall choose from among themselves their representatives to said council. 2. 4. Prepare barangay development plans based on local requirements.Barangay Primer Q. The Sangguniang Barangay shall accredit NGOs subject to such criteria as may be provided by law. How often shall the Barangay Development Council meet? (Sec. or as often as may be necessary. 78 . What are the functions of the Barangay Development council? (Sec. Q. How shall the NGOs be represented in the barangay development council? A Within a period of sixty (60) days from the start of the organization of the barangay development council.

who shall represent it and act on its behalf? A The Barangay Development Council Executive Committee shall represent the Council and act on its behalf when it is not in session. What are the powers and functions of the executive committee? (Sec. Formulate policies. and programs based on the general principles laid down by the council.Barangay Primer Q. Supposing the council is not in session. represented in the council as members. Act on matters requiring immediate attention or action by the council. Q. Who shall compose the barangay executive committee of the Barangay Development Council? A The executive committee of the barangay development council shall be composed of the Punong Barangay as chairman. and a representative of NGOs. 111b) A The barangay executive committee shall exercise the flowing powers and functions: • • • Ensure that decisions of the council are faithfully carried out and implemented. 79 . Q. plans. and a representative of the Sangguniang Barangay chosen from among its members.

Q. Who else can assist the Barangay Development Council? (Sec. Q.Barangay Primer • Act on any other matter that may be authorized by the council. 113) A The Barangay Development Council secretariat shall: • • • • Provide technical support Document proceedings Prepare reports Provide other assistance as may be required. The barangay secretary who shall be assisted by the city or municipal planning and development coordinator concerned shall head the secretariat of the Barangay Development Council. 112) A Sectoral or functional committees may be formed by the Barangay Development Council to assist them in the performance of their functions. 80 . What are the functions of the Barangay Development council secretariat? (Sec.

and independent component cities shall be submitted to the regional development council. APPROVAL OF BARANGAY DEVELOPMENT PLANS (Sec. programs and projects proposed by the barangay development council shall be submitted to the city or municipal sanggunian for appropriate action. which shall be submitted to the city/municipal development council for integration in the city/municipal development plan. How does the BDC relate to the sanggunian and regional development council (RDC)? (Sec.Barangay Primer Q. The approved development plans of provinces. The policies. The Barangay Development Plan approved by the Sangguniang Barangay concerned may be integrated with the development plans of the city/municipal development council. and 3. in accordance with existing laws. Who approves the Barangay Development Plan? A The Sangguniang Barangay shall pass a resolution approving the Barangay Development Plan. 114) A 1.highlyurbanized cities. 114) Q. 2. which shall be integrated into the regional development plan for submission to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). 81 .

city.Barangay Primer BARANGAY PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Q. provincial. Representative 5. Who are the members of the BPFSDC? A BPFSDC is chaired by the Punong Barangay with the following members: 1. Meet at least once a month to plan and formulate a blueprint for the short. Kagawad Sports Coordinator 4. SK Representative 2. What law created the Sports Council? A E. Homeowners Assn. regional. (2) NGO Representative Q. medium. DepED School Principal 3. and long term for the sectoral sports based on the National Policy and Program of ìS[ports for Allî including a wellsynchronized year round calendar of sports activities 82 . What are the functions of the BPFSDC? A The functions of the BPFSDC are as follows: 1. municipal and barangaY physical fitness and sports development councils Q.O. 63 created the national.

including their local programs to encourage the active participation of their constituents on physical fitness and sports activities. Assist in the identification. POC and NSAs for elite sports for international competitions. and training of gifted and talented athletes from their areas to ensure a wide base for the selection of national athletes who will represent the country in international sports competitions. Disseminate proper information on the national policy and program. 2. DILG and LGUs for community-based sports.Barangay Primer and competitions culminating in a national ëPalarong Pambansaî. 3. 4. i. and validate their program. DepED for physical education and school sports. recruitment. DOLE for labor sport. Submit a quarterly report to the 83 . Oversee and ensure the implementation of the physical fitness and sports program and activities in their respective areas of concern. Conduct local ìsports Summitsî in consultation with other public and private entities concerned to identify and prioritize sports programs and activities in their respective areas of concern and to monitor. 5. DND for military sports. review.e. and GAB for professional sports.

Barangay Primer Chairman of the Nations PFSDC and furnish a copy of the same to the Philippine Sports Commission. What law created the Barangay Peace and Order Committee? A E. 1988 and E. S. of 1992 and organizing the Barangay peace and Order Committees as the implementing arm of the city/municipal POC at the barangay.O. 366 further amending E. 1987 entitled ìReorganizing the POCî. BARANGAY PEACE AND ORDER COMMITTEE Q. As amended by E.O. 320. What is the composition of the Barangay POC? A The BPOC shall be composed of the following: • • • Punong Barangay as Chairman SK Chairman A member of the Lupong Tagapamayapa to be designated by the Punong Barangay 84 .O. and 6. Perform other functions deemed necessary to promote and implement the National Policy and Program. S.O. S. 309. Q. 20.

Where will the BPOC get their funds for operation? A The city/municipal and barangay government shall appropriate the necessary funds for the operation of BPOC from any available local funds.Barangay Primer • A barangay tanod to be designated by the Punong Barangay A public school teacher to be designated by the school principal or head teacher • • A representative from the interfaith group/ a senior citizen representative. 85 . Can the Punong Barangay appoint an additional sectoral member in the committee? A Depending on the situation and needs in the area the Punong Barangay in his capacity as chairman of the BPOC may appoint additional sectoral representative to such committee. Q. At least three (3) members of existing barangay based anti-crime or neighborhood watch groups or an NGO representative well-known in the community • • A PNP officer to be designated by the Chief of Police of the city/municipality. Q.

• • Serves as an information-gathering mechanism. What are the functions of the BPOC? A The BPOC shall have the following functions and responsibilities: • Monitor and coordinate the implementation of peace and order programs and projects at the barangay level. close coordination and rapport with the higher levels of the peace and order and public safety councils in their area of responsibility. Monitor and check the nefarious activities of criminal elements. coordinate and supervise the operation of all community-based anti-crime movements within the barangay.Barangay Primer Q. and 86 . • • • Monitor. Identify barangay constituents with strong deviant behavior for referral to appropriate authorities. • Make periodic assessment of the prevailing peace and order situation in their respective areas of responsibility and submit report with appropriate recommendations to the higher level Peace and Order Council. Maintain continuing dialogue.

which may be assigned by the higher level peace and order councils. collection and recycling of waste at source. 87 . particularly in the segregation.Barangay Primer • Perform such other functions. 9003 also known as the Ecological solid Waste Management Act of 2000 enjoined the creation of their provincial.A. BARANGAY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Q.A. Q. a barangay solid waste management committee is created in consonance to Section 10 of R. city and municipal solid waste management board. What is the legal basis for the creation of sold waste management at all levels? A Under Sections 11 and 12 of R. Further. 9003 through the issuance of MemoCircular 2001-38 emphasizing the vital role of the barangay in the successful implementation of the program. How is the Barangay Ecological Solid Waste Management Committee created? A The Barangay Council through an Ordinance shall establish an Ecological Solid Waste Management Committee.

Q. 88 . Who are the members of the Barangay Ecological Solid Waste management Committee (BESWN)? A The members of the BESWM Committee are the following: • • • • • • • Punong Barangay Barangay Kagawad (Chairman on environmental protection and/or health and sanitation) SK Chairman President ñ Home Owners Association Public/Private School Principal or representative Religious organizations representative President or Representative from the Association of Business Community (Commercial or Industrial Sector) • • NGO Representative (concerned on environment) President of the Market Vendors Association and Junkyard owners. if any. What are the functions of the BESWM Committee? A.Barangay Primer Q. The functions of the BESWM Committee are the following: • Formulate a community solid waste management program consistent with that of the city/municipality.

89 . • • Integrate the Ecological Solid Waste Management program in the Barangay Development Plan and/or Annual Investment program. copy furnished the local DILG Office.Barangay Primer • Be responsible for the segregation and collection of sold waste specifically for biodegradable. The BESWM committee shall organize a Core of Area/ Street Coordinators through the conduct of trainings for barangay residents on segregation. composting. • Establish within the barangay or cluster of barangays a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Allocate barangay funds for the barangay ecological solid waste management program. compostable and reusable wastes. recycling and livelihood opportunities from use of recyclable waste and to monitor their implementation. Submit a monthly report to the City/ Municipal ESWMC on the progress of the program. • • Find alternative sources of funds other than the regular barangay budgets. approved by the Sangguniang Barangay.

DILG MC No.D.D. To ensure the full implementation of the rights of every child to live in a society that offers or guarantees him safety. 603. good morale environment and facilities for his wholesome development. Membership in LCPC shall be purely on voluntary basis.) Q. 87. health. What are the legal bases for the organization of LCPC? A. Q. 90-04 and 91-57 90 . What is Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC)? A. The Child and Youth Welfare Code or P. 603. Why organize LCPC? A. (P. Art.Barangay Primer LOCAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN Q. The Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) is a body of responsible members of the community which includes a representative of the youth and representatives of government and private agencies concerned with the welfare of children and youth whose area of assignment includes the particular barangay.

The Chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan. Who shall compose the LCPC? A. • 91 . • A representative from each of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with the welfare of children and operating in the barangay. Who shall spearhead the organization of the LCPC? A. whose area of assignment includes the particular barangay. The LCPC may have the following composition: • • The Punong Barangay. • • An active responsible member of the community.Barangay Primer Q. The Punong Barangay shall spearhead the organization of the LCPC with the assistance of the municipal/city representative concerned with the welfare of children. Q. who shall act as Chairperson. who shall act as Vice Chairperson. An active member from each of the peopleís organizations in the barangayí. A representative of the municipal/city government concerned with the welfare of children.

Promote opening and maintenance of playgrounds and day care centers and other services necessary for child and youth welfare. What are the functions of LCPC? A. Take steps to prevent juvenile delinquency and assist parents of children with behavioral problems. Encourage proper performance of duties of parents.Barangay Primer • A representative from DepED. • Q. • 92 . Protect and assist abandoned and maltreated children. The LCPC shall have the following functions: • • • Foster the education of every child in the barangay. A child advocate whose age ranges from 9-14 duly chosen by the barangay officials. DOH and Human Rights. • • Adopt measures for the health of children. • Coordinate the activities of organizations devoted to the welfare of children and secure their cooperation.

Q. BADAC is created to address the increasing drug-related heinous crime incidence. ñ member 93 . (P. especially in movie houses. Who are the members of the BADAC? A. Assist parents whenever necessary in securing expert guidance counseling from the proper governmental or private welfare agency. BADAC members are the following: • • • • • • • Punong Barangay ñ Chairman Barangay Kagawad ñ (In charge of peace and order) ñ Vice Chairman SK Chairman ñ Member School principal (Public) ñ or Representative ñ member Executive Officer Tanod ñ Member NGO/Civil Society representative ñ Member Parents Teachers Assn. Art.D. Why is a Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) created? A. 87) • • Protect working children from abuse and exploitation. BARANGAY ANTI-DRUG ABUSE COUNCIL Q.Barangay Primer • Promote wholesome entertainment in the community. 603.

rehabilitation and/ or counseling.Barangay Primer • • President Homeowners Assn. The functions of BADAC are as follows: • Plan. strategize. Representative Religious Organizations representative Q. • Continuously gather and update data on drug abuse and its effect on the peace and order situation in the barangay including listing of drug users and pushers. • Refer users and pushers to the police and other Institution for corresponding sanctions. • Coordinate and collaborate with other Institutions implementing programs and projects on drug abuse at the barangay level. • Perform other functions. What are the functions of BADAC? A. • Submit a monthly report to the City/ Municipal antiDrug Abuse Council through the DILG City/ Municipal Field Office. 94 . implement and evaluate programs and projects on drug abuse prevention in the barangay.

Actually residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months. What is the Sanggunian Kabataan? A. Seven (7) members • The SK secretary and treasurer shall be appointed by the SK Chairman from among the seven SK members and to be concurred by the SK. It is a youth organization in the barangay composed of: 1. It is composed of all Filipino citizens who are: 1. KATIPUNAN NG MGA KABATAAN (RA 9164) Q. What is the composition of the Katipunan ng Kabataan? A.Barangay Primer SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (Sec. Chairman 2. 423-435) 8 DEFINITION AND COMPOSITION Q. 95 .

It shall meet: 1. Fifteen (15) to less than eighteen (18) years of age. What is the governing body of the Katipunan ng Kabataan? A. When shall the Katipunan ng Kabataan meet? (Sec.Barangay Primer 2. It is the Sangguniang Kabataan 96 . Important issues affecting youth of the barangay GOVERNING BODY OF KATIPUNAN NG KABATAAN Q. At least once for every three (3) months. 2. Upon written petition of at least 1/20 of its members. and 3. Q. What matters should be discussed in the Katipunan ng Kabataan meetings? A. Duly registered with the Sangguniang Kabataan or in the official barangay list in the custody of the Barangay Secretary. and 3. 425) A. When the chairman calls for a meeting. Q.

spiritual. Initiate programs designed to enhance the social. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN Q. cultural. 3. and physical development of the members. political. Hold fund-raising activities. How are the council members chosen? A. The secretary and treasurer are appointed by the chairman with the concurrence of the Sangguniang Kabataan from among its members. economic. What are the powers and functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan? (Sec. however. 426) A. intellectual. The Sangguniang Kabataan shall: 1. The chairman and seven (7) council members are elected by the registered voters of the Katipunan ng Kabataan in accordance with law. 2. the proceeds of which shall be tax-exempt and shall accrue to the general fund of the Sanggunian Kabataan: provided. 97 . moral.Barangay Primer Q. Promulgate resolutions necessary to carry out the objectives of the youth in the barangay in accordance with the applicable provisions of the LG Code.

Submit annual and end-of term reports to the Sangguniang Barangay on their projects and activities for the survival and development of the youth in the barangay. Create bodies or committees as it may deem necessary to effectively carry out its programs and activities.Barangay Primer that in the appropriations thereof. the specific purpose for which activity has been held shall be first satisfied. 5. 7. 9. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. 8. 6. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as the Sangguniang Barangay may determine or delegate. d e v e l o p m e n t projects and programs at the national level. 4. Consult and coordinate with all youth organizations in the barangay for policy formulation and program implementation. 98 . Coordinate with the appropriate national agency for the implementation of youth 1.

QUALIFICATION FOR AN ELECTIVE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (Sec. place and agenda of the meeting at least one day in advance. time. 99 .Barangay Primer Q. Regularly once a month on the date. 2. • Special meetings may be called by the chairman or any of its members by giving written notice to all members of the date. 428) Q. How often does the Sanggunian Kabataan meet? (Sec. 427) A. A resident of the barangay for at least one (1) year immediately prior to an election. time and place to be fixed by sanggunian. A candidate for membership to Sangguniang Kabataan must be: 1. What are the qualifications for membership to the Sangguniang Kabataan? A. • The Punong Barangay and members of the Sangguniang Barangay shall be furnished with notices of regular or special meetings. A Filipino citizen. A qualified voter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan 3.

Barangay Primer 4. Q. dies or resigns from office. or the local dialect. 6. These are: a. 5. English. What are the sample of the crimes involving moral turpitude? A. becomes permanently incapacitated. Three (3) years unless sooner removed for cause as provided by law. Must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude. 100 . What is the term of office of the chairman and the members of the Sangguniang Kabataan? A. At least fifteen (15) years of age and below 18. Theft c. 429) Q. Able to read and write Filipino. Rape b. Slander TERM OF OFFICE OF SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN OFFICIALS (Sec.

appoints from among the members of the Sangguniang Kabataan. in coordination with the Sanggunian Barangay Exercise general supervision over the affairs and activities of the Sangguniang Kabataan and the official conduct of its members. and such other officers of the Sangguniang Kabataan within his jurisdiction. 431) Q. and projects within his jurisdiction. 4. Call and preside over all meetings of the Katipunan ng Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan. With the concurrence of the Sangguniang Kabataan. the Sangguniang Kabataan chairman shall: 1. What are the powers and duties of the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman? A. Implement policies. the secretary and treasurer. 101 . programs. 2. 3. and such other officers as may be deemed necessary. In addition to the duties which may be assigned to him by the Sanggunian Barangay. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.Barangay Primer POWERS AND DUTIES OF SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN CHAIRMAN (Sec.

432) Q. What are the functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan secretary? A. 102 .Barangay Primer FUNCTIONS OF THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAANG SECRETARY (Sec. The Sangguniang Kabataan secretary shall: 1. elections. Perform such other duties and discharge such other functions as the chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan may prescribe or direct. or plebiscites. Keep all records of the Katipunan and Sangguniang Kabataan. 2. Prepare and keep the minutes of all meetings of the Katipunan ng Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan. in coordination with the barangay secretary and the COMELEC. 3. and 4. referenda. Prepare all forms necessary for the conduct of registrations. initiatives.

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FUNCTIONS OF THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN TREASURER (Sec. 433)
Q. What are the functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurer? A. The Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurer shall; 1. Take custody of all Sangguniang Kabataan properties and funds not otherwise deposited with the city or municipal treasurer. 2. Collect and receive contributions, monies, materials, and all other resources intended for the Sangguniang Kabataan and Katipunan ng Kabataan. 3. Disburse funds in accordance with the approved budget of the Sangguniang Kabataan. 4. Certify to the availability of funds whenever necessary. 5. Submit to the Sangguniang Kabataan and to the Sangguniang Barangay certified and detailed statements of actual income and expenditures at the end of every month. 6. Perform such other duties and discharge such other functions as the chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan may direct.

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PRIVILEGES OF SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN OFFICIALS (Sec. 434)
Q. What are the privileges of the Sangguniang Kabataan officials? A. The Sangguniang Kabataan chairman shall have the same privileges enjoyed by other Sangguniang Barangay officials under the LG Code subject to such requirements and limitations provided therein. During their incumbency, Sangguniang Kabataan officials shall be exempt from payment of tuition and matriculation fees while enrolled in public tertiary schools, including state colleges and universities. The national government shall reimburse said college or university the amount of the tuition and matriculation fees; provided, that to qualify for the privilege the said official shall enroll in the state college or university within or nearest the area of jurisdiction.

SUCCESSION IN CHAIRMANSHIP TO THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (Sec. 435)
Q. Under what instances shall the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman be succeeded by another official? A. Under any of the following situations: 1. Refusal to assume office 2. Failure to qualify
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3. Conviction of felony 4. Voluntary resignation 5. Death 6. Permanently incapacitated 7. Removal from office 8. Absence without authorization for more than three (3) consecutive months. Q. In the above situation, who succeeds the chairman? A. The Sangguniang kabataan member who obtained the highest number of votes in the immediately preceding election. Q. Who succeeds the chairman if the member of the Sangguniang Kabataan who obtained the highest number of votes refuses to assume the position or fails to qualify? A. The sanggunian member obtaining the next highest number of votes shall assume the position of the chairman. Q. How long shall the successor of the chairman serve? A. He will serve only the unexpired term.

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It is an organization of all the Sangguniang Kabataan organizations. 2. Q. In municipalities. They are: 1. In cities. 106 . 3. 436) Q. What is a Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan? A. Panlungsod na Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan. PEDERASYON NG MGA SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (Sec. In provinces. Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan. What are the various Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan? A.Barangay Primer FILLING UP OF VACANCY Q. Panlalawigang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan. By special election called by the chairman. How may a vacancy in the council be filled up? A.

and 3. The elected presidents of the Pederasyon at the provincial. The Pang Metropolitang Pederasyon shall be composed of Presidents of the Panglungsod and Pambayang Pederasyon. respectively.Barangay Primer 4. highly urbanized city and the metropolitan political subdivision levels shall constitute the Pambansang Pederasyon. On the national level. The Panlungsod and the Pambayang Pederasyon shall be composed of the Sangguniang Kabataan chairmen of barangays in the city or municipality. at all levels. 107 . The Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan shall. Pambansang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan. 2. The Panlalawigan Pederasyon shall be composed of presidents of the Panlungsod and Pambayang Pederasyon. elect from among themselves the president and such other officers as may be necessary and shall be organized in the following manner: 1.

city and province shall. How is the Linggo ng Kabataan observed? A.Barangay Primer LINGGO NG KABATAAN (Sec. 108 . The observance of the Linggo ng Kabataan shall include the election of the counterpart of all local elective and appointive officials. as well as heads of the national offices or agencies stationed or assigned in the territorial jurisdiction of the local government unit. It is observed by the following activities: 1. During said week. 439) Q. among in-school and community youth residing in the local government unit concerned from ages 15 to below 18. Every barangay. 2. in coordination with the Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan at all levels. municipality. conduct an annual activity to be known as the Linggo ng Kabataan on such date as shall be determined by the Office of the President. they shall hold office as boy and girl officials and shall perform such duties and conduct activities as may be provided in the ordinance enacted pursuant to Chapter 10 of the LG Code.

It is the association of all barangays at the municipality. articulating and crystallizing issues affecting barangay government administration and securing. The purpose of the Liga is to determine the representation of the Liga in the sanggunian. and for ventilating. What is the Liga ng mga Barangay? A. The Punong Barangay 109 . city. What is the purpose of the Liga? A. through proper and legal means. provincial metropolitan political subdivision. and national levels. REPRESENTATION IN THE LIGA (Sec.Barangay Primer LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY (Sec. Who represents the Sangguniang Barangay in municipal and city chapters? A. 492) Q. The Sangguniang Barangay shall be represented in the meetings and/ or deliberations called by the municipal chapters by the following: 1. 491) 9 Q. Q. solutions thereto.

Serve as a forum of the barangays in order to forge linkages with government and non-governmental 110 . The powers and functions of the Liga are the following: 1. Supplement the efforts of government in creating gainful employment within the barangay. Assist in the education of barangay residents for peopleís participation on local government administration in order to promote united and concerted action to achieve country-wide development goals. If the Punong Barangay is absent of incapacitated. What are the powers and functions of the Liga? (Sec. 495) A. Adopt measures to promote the welfare of barangay officials. 3. the Sangguniang Barangay shall be represented by a member of the Sangguniang Barangay duly elected for the purpose among its members. programs and projects of the national government. Give priority to programs designed for the total development of the barangays and in consonance with the policies.Barangay Primer 2. 5. 4. 2. Q.

6. 111 . Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions which will bring about stronger ties between barangays and promote the welfare of the barangay inhabitants. and political well-being of the barangays.Barangay Primer organizations thereby promote social. economic.

It is a body which the members of the Pangkat ng Tagapagkasundo shall be chosen. The Lupong Tagapamayapa is organized in each barangay composed of the Punong Barangay as the chairman and ten (10) to twenty (20) members. 399 – 422) 10 Q. 112 . What is the Katarungang Pambarangay? A. The Lupon members shall hold office for three (3) years until a new Lupon is constituted on the third year following their appointment. Who compose the Lupong Tagapamayapa? A. Q.Barangay Primer KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY (Sec. What is the term of Lupon members? A. 399) Q. The Katarungang Pambarangay is the institution of a system of amicable settlement of disputes in the barangay level without need of judicial recourse. LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA (Sec.

Barangay Primer Q. 4. 3. Meet regularly once a month to provide a forum for exchange of ideas from among its members and the public on matters relevant to the amicable settlement of disputes. The Lupon of each barangay shall have authority to bring together the parties actually residing in the same city or municipality for an amicable settlement of all disputes except: 1. 408) Q. What are the disputes where the Lupon has the authority for amicable settlement? A. Where the party is the government or any subdivision or instrumentality thereof. Enable various conciliation panel members to share with one another their observations and experiences in effecting speedy resolution of disputes. 2. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed. What are the functions of the Lupon? A. Exercise administrative supervision over the conciliation panels. 113 . JURISDICTION (Sec. The Lupon shall: 1.

3. VENUE: Q. 5.000. Such other classes of disputes which the President may determine in the interest of justice or upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Justice. It is determined by: 114 . Offenses punishable by imprisonment exceeding one (1) year or a fine exceeding Five Thousand pesos (P5. Where the dispute involves real properties located in different cities or municipalities unless the parties agree to submit their differences to amicable settlement by an appropriate Lupon. except where such barangay units adjoin each other and the parties thereto agree to submit their differences to amicable settlement by an appropriate Lupon. Offenses where there is no private offended party. 6. 7.00). Where the dispute involves parties who actually reside in barangays of different cities or municipalities. 4. and the dispute relate to the performance of his official functions. How is venue determined for the amicable settlement of disputes? A. Where the party is a public officer or employee.Barangay Primer 2.

115 . Those involving actual residents of different barangays within the same city or municipality shall be brought in the barangay where the respondent or any of the respondents actually resides.Barangay Primer 1. otherwise. Objections to venue shall be raised in the mediation proceedings before the Punong Barangay. 2. the same shall be deemed waived. 4. at the option of the complainant. 3. whose ruling thereon shall be binding. Any legal question which may confront the Punong Barangay in resolving objections to venue herein referred to may be submitted to the Secretary of Justice. Those arising at the workplace where the contending parties are employed or at the institution where such parties are enrolled to study shall be brought in the barangay where such workplace or institution is located. or his duly designated representative. All disputes involving real property or any interest therein shall be brought in the barangay where the real property or the larger portion thereof is situated. Disputes between persons actually residing in the same barangay shall be brought for amicable settlement before the Lupon of said barangay.

410) Q. RULES AND REGULATIONS: (Sec. Who may initiate proceedings? A. as the case may be. The Secretary of Justice shall promulgate the rules and regulations necessary in the implementation of the provisions of the Katarungang Pambarangay. Q. 421) Q. orally or in writing. Who shall oversee the implementation and administration of the Katarungang Pambarangay? A. The city or municipal mayor. Upon payment of the appropriate filing fee. summon the respondent(s).Barangay Primer PROCEDURE FOR AMICABLE SETTLEMENT (Sec. ADMINISTRATION. 116 . to the Lupon chairman. Upon receipt of the complaint. the Lupon chairman shall within the next working day. What will be the action of the Lupon Chairman? A. with notice to the complainant(s) for them and their witnesses to appear before him for a mediation of their conflicting interest. any individual who has a cause of action against another individual involving any matter within the authority of the Lupon may complain.

and charges: 1. fees. What is the power of taxation as it applies to a Barangay? A. It is the power of the barangay to raise revenue by imposing taxes. The Sangguniang Barangay. Who exercises these governmental power in the barangay? A. and other charges on the barangay residents and business. Taxes ñ on stores or retailers • Gross Sales or receipts of P50.Barangay Primer BARANGAY FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 11 A. Q.000 or less in the case of cities 117 . 152) A. The barangay may levy taxes. What is the scope of their taxing power? (Sec. fees. Q. SOURCES OF INCOME Q.

signboards. Q. Service Fees or charges 3. at a rate not exceeding one per cent (1%) on such gross sales or receipts. neon signs and outdoor advertisements.Barangay Primer Gross Sales or receipts of P30. Fifty per cent (50%) of the proceeds of the community tax collected through the barangay treasurer shall accrue to the barangay where the tax is collected. Proceeds of real property tax shall be as follows: 118 . 2. Barangay Clearance 4.000 or less in the case of municipalities. cockfights and cockpits On places of recreation which charge admission fees On billboards. 164c) 2. Other fees and charges such as • • • • Commercial breeding of fighting cocks. cities and municipalities? A. (Sec. What are the shares of the barangays in taxes collected by provinces. The share of the barangay in taxes collected are as follows: 1.

thirty per cent (30%) shall be distributed among the component barangays of the municipality where the property is located in the following manner: (Sec. 119 . twenty-five per cent (25%) shall accrue to the barangay where the property is located. thirty per cent (30%) shall be distributed among the component barangays of the municipality where the property is located in the following manner: (Sec. Fifty per cent (50%) shall accrue to the barangay where the property is located. Fifty per cent (50%) shall accrue equally to all component barangays of the city • In case of municipalities within Metro Manila area.Barangay Primer • In case of provinces. thirty per cent (30%) shall be distributed among the component barangays of the cities where the property is located in the following manner: (Sec. (Sec. 271-a3) • In case of cities. 271-c3) i. Fifty per cent (50%) shall accrue to the barangay where the property is located. ii. 271-c3) i. 271-b2) • In case of municipalities within Metro Manila area.

The following are the shares of barangays from the national government: Twenty per cent (20%) of the internal revenue allotment share Thirty five per cent (35%) of the forty per cent (40%) of the gross collection derived by the national government from the utilization of national wealth. Fifty per cent (50%) shall accrue equally to all component barangays of the municipality. iii. The barangay shall be entitled to forty per cent (40%) of the proceeds collected by the province out of the sand. What are the shares of the barangay in the proceeds of taxes collected by the national government? A. gravel and other quarry materials extracted from the barangay concerned. Q. 120 .Barangay Primer ii.

It is comprised of: • • Income portion Expenditure portion BUDGET PREPARATION Q. When shall the Punong Barangay prepare the budget? A. He shall submit the annual barangay budget to the Sanggunian Barangay for enactment of the corresponding ordinance. Upon receipt of the Barangay Treasurer of the estimated income certified collectible from the local and national sources. 121 . 314) Q. BUDGETING COMPOSITON OF BARANGAY BUDGET (Sec.Barangay Primer B. Q. What is the composition of the barangay budget? A. What shall the Punong Barangay do with his prepared budget? A. Who prepares the barangay budget? A. The Punong Barangay Q.

The total annual appropriations for personal services of a barangay for one (1) fiscal year shall not exceed fifty-five per cent (55%) of the total annual income actually realized from local sources during the next preceding fiscal year. 324a) 2. (Sec. (Sec. 331b) 122 . The budget shall not provide for per diems. wages or salaries and other compensation in excess of those provided for under existing laws and executive orders. The limitations are: 1. The budget shall also provide for statutory and contractual obligations of the barangay.Barangay Primer LIMITATIONS ON BUDGETARY APPROPRIATIONS Q. 4. What are the limitations on the budgetary appropriations? A. The barangay budget shall not exceed the estimated tax receipts and/or income for the immediately following calendar year certified as collectible by the city or municipal treasurer concerned. 324b) 3. (Sec.

323) Q. Is the Sangguniang Barangay allowed to enact supplemental budgets? A. 1. SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET (Sec. Yes. Q. New revenue sources 3. In times of public calamity 123 . The budget for the preceding calendar year shall be deemed reenacted and shall be the one used by the barangay.Barangay Primer EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PASS BUDGET (Sec. What are the conditions of enactment of supplemental budget? A. The following are the conditions of enactment of supplemental budget. When funds are actually available as certified by the local treasurer 2. What budget will the barangay use if the Sangguniang Barangay fails to approve the budget for the following year? A. provided they are prepared and adopted in the manner that the annual budget is prepared and adopted. 321) Q.

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EFFECTIVITY OF BARANGAY BUDGET (Sec. 332)
Q. When does the barangay budget take effect? A. The barangay budget approved by the Sangguniang Barangay shall be operative in full force and effect at the beginning of the ensuing calendar year.

REVIEW OF BARANGAY BUDGET (Sec. 333)
Q. Who reviews the barangay budget as approved by the Sangguniang Barangay? A. The Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan through the city/ municipal budget officer shall review the barangay budget within ten (10) days from its approval. Q. Why is the budget submitted to the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan through the budget officer for review? A. To see to it that the statutory and contractual obligations of the barangay are provided for in the budget, that the budget does not exceed the estimated tax receipts and/ or income of the barangay duly certified as collectible by the city/municipal treasurer, and that the terms of appropriations are not more than those provided by laws and executive orders.

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EFFECT OF DEFECTIVE BUDGET
Q. What happens if the city/municipal sanggunian finds that the budget does not follow the above requirements? A. If the budget contains appropriation in excess of the budget of the estimates duly certified as collectible by the city/municipal treasure or that the statutory or contractual obligation of the barangay are not included the budget shall be declared inoperative in its entirety. Q. What will the city/municipal sanggunian do in case they find the barangay budget does not follow the requirement? A. Within sixty (60) days from the date the budget is submitted to the sanggunian, the city/municipal sanggunian finds the budget defective, they shall return the budget to the Punong Barangay through the Budget Officer, with the advice that proper adjustment be made on the budget. Meanwhile, the previous yearís budget will be used until the Sangguniang Barangay shall have made the necessary adjustments.

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EFFECT OF NON-ACTION OF SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD / BAYAN (Sec. 333a)
Q. Suppose no action is taken by the sanggunian concerned? A. If within sixty (60) days after the receipt of the ordinance, the sanggunian concerned takes no action thereon, the budget shall be considered to have been passed in accordance with law and continue in full force and effect.

BARANGAY FINANCIAL RECORDS (Sec. 333c)
Q. Where should the financial records of the barangay be kept? A. In the office of the City/Municipal Accountant.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Q. What are the requirements before any financial transaction can be made in the barangay? A. The Punong Barangay and the Barangay Treasurer should be bonded. Q. Who determines the amount of bond of the Barangay Treasurer A. The Sangguniang Barangay but the bond shall not exceed then thousand pesos (P10,000.00).
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May the barangay treasurer be authorized to make direct purchases? A.000. 127 . How shall the treasurer disburse the funds of the barangay? A. 2. Who pays the premium for the bond of the treasurer? Punong Barangay? A. The disbursement is authorized in the budget. 336) Q. Q. Yes.Barangay Primer Q. The treasurer shall see to it that: 1.00 at any time for ordinary and essential needs of the barangay. 3. 4. the Barangay Treasurer may be authorized by the Sangguniang Barangay to make direct purchases not in excess of P1. The Barangay. There is a resolution of the Sangguniang Barangay. That funds are available in the Barangay Treasuryí and 5. Auditing rules and regulations are complied with. The voucher is signed by the payee and approved by the Punong Barangay. DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS (Sec.

sexual violence. The representative of the Commission on Audit (COA) shall audit the barangay funds annually or as often as necessary. These acts include physical violence. 128 . RA 9262 Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 Q. Q. Yes. To whom does the COA representative report the result of the audit of the barangay funds? A. It is the law penalizing acts of violence against women and their children as a public crime. Yes. AUDIT OF BARANGAY FUNDS (Sec. Is the treasurer required by law to keep a book of accounts and other financial records? A.Barangay Primer Q. psychological violence and economic abuse. Is the Barangay Treasurer authorized to maintain petty cash? A. Who shall audit the barangay funds? A. 334c) Q. Q. provided the amount of petty cash is not more than 20% of the funds available and should be deposited in the name of the Barangay Treasurer. What is the anti-violence against women and their children act of 2004 (Anti VAWC) or RA 9262? A. To the Sangguniang Panlungsod/ Bayan as the case may be.

assault. former wife. coercion. VAWC refers to any act or a series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife. inside or outside the family residence. It includes threats of the above acts. or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate. or against a woman with whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship or with whom he has a common child. Q. A Protection Order.Barangay Primer These acts are punishable even if committed outside the house. psychological harm or suffering or economic abuse. What is a Protection Order? A. A BPO refers to the Protection Order issued by the Punong Barangay (PB) or if the PB is unavailable. is an order issued under the Act for the purpose of preventing further acts of violence against a woman or her child specified in Section 7 of the IRR and granting other necessary relief. battery. by Kagawad ordering the offender to desist from committing 129 . What is violence against women and their children or “VAWC” under the law? A. Q. which result or slightly to result in physical. harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. sexual. What is A Barangay Protection Order or BPO? A. Q.

130 . Q. The PB or Kagawad must issue the BPO on the same day of application. It shall be attested before the PB who has jurisdiction over the application. signed and under oath. She or her child can go to the PB or if he/she is not available to any kagawad and apply for a BPO. What should the barangay officials do when the victim applies for a BPO? A. Be sure the date of commission of the offense. 1. Q.Barangay Primer or threatening physical harm to the victim. 2. immediately upon the conclusion of the exparte proceedings. It is effective for 15 days and is not extendible. Assist her in writing her application. The application must be in writing. How does a victim get a BPO? A. If there is no notary public or it is an emergency. place and specific circumstances are in the statement. have the applicant take an oath before the PB that her statements are true. Ask the questions on the ìsalaysayî or statement of the applicant.

2. 4. Enter the house of the victim. 1. 131 .Barangay Primer Q. whether or not a BPO or TPO has been issued and ensure the safety of the victim. 33 RA 9262) RA 9262 amended Sections 410 to 413 of the Local Government Code. TPO or PPO. Confiscate any deadly weapon in the possession of the perpetrator or within plain view. or they have personal knowledge that the abuse has just been committed. Transport or escort the victim to a safe place of their choice or to a clinic or hospital. 3. (Sec. The barangay officials. if necessary. police or social workers should not attempt to mediate or influence the woman to give up her legal action or application for a BPO. Can the barangay official mediate or conciliate? A. What are the duties of barangay officials and law enforcers? A. Arrest the offender even without a warrant when the act is being committed. No. Q. Conciliation and mediation of acts of violence against women and their children are not allowed under this law.

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