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BARANGAY

LEGISLATION
BARANGAY LEGISLATION
Local Legislative Power

Legislative power is the authority to
propose, enact, amend and repeal laws.
( Gov. of P.I. vs. Springer, 50 Phil 276).

The sangguniang barangay is the
legislative body of the barangay which
shall exercise legislative power (Section 48, LGC).
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Composition:

The sangguniang barangay is
composed of the punong barangay as
the presiding officer and the seven
regular sangguniang barangay
members elected at large and the
sangguniang kabataan chairman, as
member. (Section 390, LGC).

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Vital Documents in Legislation
Ordinances
Resolutions
Minutes of proceedings
Journal of Proceedings
Internal Rules of Procedures
Legislative Agenda


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Legislative Measures

The principal results in
the exercise of the legislative
powers of the Sangguniang
Barangay are the
Ordinances and Resolutions.
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ORDINANCE


ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE DEFINED
An ordinance is a law, a regulation of a general,
permanent nature, and a rule established by
authority. (Discanso vs. Gatmaitan, GR No. 12226, 31 October 1960).
It is also defined as a legislative act passed by the
local board or council in the exercise of its law-
making authority. (Sec. 38, PD 231).
An ordinance is not a public law of the state, but a
local law of the particular corporation, made for its
internal practice and good government.
(De Guzman vs. Subido, L-31683, 31 January 1983; 120 SCRA 448).
ORDINANCE
Requisites for the Validity of an Ordinance
In the case of Magtajas vs. Pryce Properties, GR No. 111097, 20
July 1994, the Supreme Court laid down the requirements for the
validity of an ordinance. They are as follows:
It must not contravene the constitution and any
statute;
It must not be unfair and oppressive;
It must not be partial or discriminatory;
It must not prohibit, but may regulate trade;
It must not be unreasonable; and
It must be general in application and consistent
with public policy.
ORDINANCE
Kinds of Ordinances
1. General Ordinances
It is an ordinance enacted by a local legislative body
in the exercise of its police power whose primary
objective is the general welfare of the people by
prescribing certain regulatory measures.
This is an ordinance promulgated in the exercise of
police power of the lgu pursuant to Section 16 of the
Local Government Code. The main purpose of which
is the general welfare of the people.
The example of this type of ordinance is an
ordinance relating to solid waste management, illegal
gambling, and regulation in the operation of
recreation centers.
ORDINANCE
Kinds of Ordinances
2. Appropriation Ordinances
These are ordinances whose primary purpose is
appropriation and authorization for the release of local
funds.
The power to enact appropriation ordinance is spelled-
out in Section 447 (a) of R.A. 7160.
3. Tax Ordinances
Tax ordinances are ordinances enacted to levy taxes,
fees, charges and other impositions or any measure the
purpose of which is to generate revenue.
The power to enact tax ordinances is explicitly provided
under Section 152 of R.A. 7160.
The example of this is a tax ordinance imposing fees and
charges on billboards, signboards, neon signs, and
outdoor advertisements.
ORDINANCE
Kinds of Ordinances
4. Special Ordinances
These are ordinances enacted for a
special and/or specific purpose.
The examples of this type of ordinances
are ordinance for the opening or closure of
roads, zoning ordinances, and an
expropriation ordinance.
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Basic Parts of an Ordinance


Basic Parts of an Ordinance
I. Heading

Example:

Republic of the Philippines
Province of _______
City/Municipality________
Barangay______________

OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY

Ordinance No. 001
Series of 200_
Basic Parts of an Ordinance
II. Title
- It must not embrace more than one
subject and that subject must be
expressed in the title thereof.
Example:
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE
DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE IN PUBLIC
PLACES

Basic Parts of an Ordinance
III. Enacting or Ordaining Clause
- It indicates the authority or source of
the ordinance.
Example:
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang
Barangay duly assembled during its
regular session:
Basic Parts of an Ordinance
IV. Body of the Ordinance
- The body is the central provisions
which carry out the ordinances
objective.
- It consists of the statement of policy
or purpose, definition of terms and
regulated acts, structural or
administrative and reporting
provisions, or an appropriation
provisions.

Basic Parts of an Ordinance
IV. Body of the Ordinance
Example:
Section 1. Difinition of Terms. The following
terms when used in this ordinance shall
mean as follows:
Garbage refers to any object or article not anymore fit for
human or factory use or consumption found in public
places.
Public Places refer to public plazas, streets, roads,
thoroughfares, boulevard, public buildings, and any other
places not privately owned.
Disposal means the act of throwing, placing, piling, or
storing garbage in public places.
Section 2. Prohibited Acts. No person is allowed
to dispose garbage in public places within
the territorial jurisdiction of the barangay.
Basic Parts of an Ordinance
V. Penalty Clause
- The penalty clause is the provision which impose
the fines and/or penalties imposable in violation of
the ordinance.
- It is usually found in general and tax ordinances.
Example:
Section 3. Penalty. Any person violating
this ordinance shall be fined as follows:
First Offense : P 200.00;
Second Offense : P500.00; and
Third Offense : P 1,000.00.
Any fine herein imposed shall not preclude
the filing of appropriate action in court in
violation of existing laws.
Basic Parts of an Ordinance
VI. Repealing Clause
- also known as severability or separability
clause
- It declares that if any part of the ordinance
in which it appears is found to be
unconstitutional, the rest of the ordinance
shall not be affected.
Example:
Section 5. Repealing Clause. All existing
Barangay Ordinance inconsistent with any
provisions of this Ordinance are hereby
repealed or modified accordingly.
Basic Parts of an Ordinance
VII. Effectivity Clause
- It specifies the exact date when and
how the ordinance would take
effect.Example:
Example:
Section 7. Effectivity Clause. This
Ordinance shall take effect after ten (10)
days from the date a copy of this
ordinance is posted in at least two (2)
conspicuous places in the barangay.

Penalties for Violations of Ordinances
General Ordinances
For the general ordinances, the sangguniang
barangay is authorized only to impose a
penalty of fine in the amount not exceeding
One Thousand pesos (P 1, 000.00).
It is worth stressing that a barangay is not
empowered to impose a penalty of imprisonment.
Tax Ordinances
For tax ordinances, the sangguniang
barangay is authorized to prescribe fines or
other penalties but in no case shall such
fines be less than One Hundred pesos (P
100.00) nor more than One Thousand pesos
(P1,000.00) (Section 516, LGC).
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RESOLUTION


RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION DEFINED
Resolution is a declaration of a council, or a
legislative body, evidencing some purpose or
intent to do some act, not the doing of the act
itself. The intention to enter into some enterprise
of public moment, something authorized by law
that it may do. (Discanso vs. Gatmaitan, 109 Phil. 920.
A Resolution is an expression of the sentiments; a
declaration of a will; of an opinion; a decision or
position being rendered by the members of a
deliberative body on certain issues and matters of
public interests and having no permanent value
but only temporary in character.
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Basic Parts of a Resolution
I. Heading
II. Title
III. Body or the Whereas
Clause
IV. Resolutory Clause
V. Approval and effectivity
Basic Parts of a Resolution
I. Heading

Example:

Republic of the Philippines
Province of _______
City/Municipality________
Barangay______________

OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY

Resolution No. 001
Series of 200_
Basic Parts of a Resolution
II. Title

Example:

A RESOLUTION CONCURRING THE
APPOINTMENT OF
MR./S._________________________ AS
BARANGAY SECRETARY OF
BARANGAY___________________.
Basic Parts of a Resolution
III. Body or the Whereas Clause

Example:
WHEREAS, there is an existing vacancy in the Office
of the Barangay Secretary brought about by the end of
the term of the appointing authority;
WHEREAS, Section 387 (a) of RA 7160, or the Local
Government Code of 1991, provides that each barangay
shall have a Barangay Secretary and Section 394 (a)
thereof likewise provides that the appointment of the
Barangay Secretary shall be concurred by the majority
of the Sangguniang Barangay Members;
WHEREAS, notwithstanding with the explicit mandate
of the law, it is also incumbent upon the Barangay to
employ a Barangay Secretary to perform duties
appurtenant to the office;
Basic Parts of a Resolution
IV. Resolutory Clause

Example:
NOW THEREFORE, upon motion of
Hon.______________ and duly seconded by
Hon.___________________ be it resolved as it is
hereby resolved to CONCUR THE
APPOINTMENT OF MR./S. _________________
AS BARANGAY SECRETARY OF
BARANGAY___________
RESOLVED FURTHER, that copy of this
resolution be furnish the concerned appointee,
Office of the Punong Barangay, and the DILG
Municipal Office for their information and
guidance
Basic Parts of a Resolution
V. Approval and effectivity

Example:
Unanimously approved this ______day
of ___________200_
Distinctions between
an Ordinance and a Resolution
An ordinance is a law. It is permanent in nature,
which means, it continues to be effective unless
amended, repealed, or modified by subsequent
ordinance or law. In the enactment of ordinance,
the sanggunian has to observe the three-
reading-on-separate days rule.
On the other hand, a resolution is not a law. It is
merely an expression of sentiment, an opinion, a
will, or position on a certain matter. It is
temporary in nature in which, once its purpose is
achieve, its effectivity ceases. In the passage of
a resolution, the sanggunian need not observe
the three-reading-on-separate-day rule. (Beluso vs. Mun. of Panay,
Capiz, GR No. 153974, 7-August 2006)
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MEANING OF THE TERM MINUTES
A Minutes is a record of the proceeding
of a deliberative body containing
among other things, a brief account
of what has taken place and not
necessarily what has been said
during a particular meeting or session
SESSION
SESSION is a series of meetings conducted
by a legislative body in the exercise of its
legislative power.
TYPES OF SESSION
1. Regular session
In the case of local sanggunian,. a regular
session is one wherein the schedule of which is
fixed and provided in the Internal Rules of
Procedures duly adopted by the sanggunian. It is the
session in which the sanggunian is mandated by
Section 52 (a) of RA 7160 to fix the day, time, and
place of the sanggunians regular session during
their first session following their election. The regular
session must be twice a month.
TYPE OF SESSION
2. Special Session
In the case of local sanggunian, special
session refers to the session conducted outside
of the date, time, and place of the regular
session fixed in the Internal Rules of Procedures
and may be called when public interest or
urgency of a particular measure demands.
When public interest so demands, special sessions called by the
local chief executive or by a majority of the members of the
sanggunian (Section 52 (b), LGC).
In the case of special sessions of the sanggunian, a written notice to
the members shall be served personally at the member's usual place
of residence at least twenty-four (24) hours before the special
session is held.
Unless otherwise concurred in by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the
sanggunian members present, there being a quorum, no other
matters may be considered at a special session except those stated
in the notice. (Section 52 (d), LGC).

In order to achieve an orderly and efficient
transaction of business in a meeting or session,
the following procedural requirements are
indispensable;

Presiding Officer
Secretary
Quorum
Order of Business
Rules of Procedure/Internal Rules

REQUISITES OF A MEETING/SESSION
Presiding Officer
The regular presiding officer of the
sangguniang barangay is the punong
barangay.
As provide in Section 49 (b) of the LGC, in the
event of the inability of the regular presiding officer
to preside at a sanggunian session, the members
present and constituting a quorum shall elect from
among themselves a temporary presiding officer.
He is allowed to vote only to break a tie.
(Section 49 (a), LGC).
Secretary to the Sanggunian
The barangay secretary is the secretary of the
sanggunian. He shall take down the minutes
during session and keep a journal of proceedings.
Q. In the absence of barangay secretary, can a
presiding officer designate any member of the
sangguniang barangay to act as secretary during
the session?
A. No. No elective local official shall be eligible for
appointment or designation in any capacity to any
public office or position during his tenure. (Section
94 (a), LGC).
Quorum
A quorum is required to transact an official
business.
A majority of all the members of the
sanggunian who have been elected and
qualified shall constitute a quorum to
transact official business.

A majority means one-half plus one, or in
case of sangguninag barangay, five is
members of the sanggunian would already
constitute quorum.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Order of Business is the prescribed
sequence of business to be taken up
during a meeting or session, which
help as guide for an orderly and
proper conduct of the proceedings.
GENERALLLY ACCEPTED STANDARD
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Call to Order
Roll Call (Optional)
Reading & Consideration of previous minutes
Privilege Hour
Question Hour
1
st
Reading/Referral of Proposed Measures /
Communication
Committee Report
Calendar of Activities
Unfinished Business
Business for the Day
Unassigned Business
Adjournment


Call to Order. The Presiding Officer calls
the session to order by banging his gavel and
saying, The session is called to order.

National Anthem and Invocation
This is optional for legislative bodies.

Roll Call. This is done to determine if a
quorum exists. A quorum is the number of
sanggunian members who must be present at
a particular session to legally transact
legislative business.


Reading and consideration of
previous minutes
Privilege Speech. In this part, any
member of the sanggunian may
speak on any matter of general
interest.
Question Hour. This refers to the
appearance of a department head
before the sanggunian to answer
questions on any matter pertaining
to his department.

First Reading and Referral of
Measures and
Communications. This refers to the
part of the meeting where important
documents such as proposed
ordinances, resolutions, petitions or
requests and other communication, are
referred to specific committees for
action.
Committee Reports. Committee
reports are read by number, title and
subject matter together with the
recommendations of the committee
that is making the report.
Calendar of Business. This is the
core of the session and consists of the
following:
Unfinished Business. Refers to business being
conducted by the sanggunian at the time of its
last adjournment. Its consideration shall be
resumed until it is disposed of.
Business for the Day. Refers to ordinances and
resolutions reported out by committees for
second reading. The items are taken up in the
order they appear in the calendar.
Unassigned Business. Refers to the list of
proposed legislative measures reported by the
committee but not calendared for discussion as
the dates have yet to be determined by the
Committee on Rules.
Business on Third and Final
Reading. This refers to the ordinances
and resolutions approved on second reading
and scheduled by the sanggunian for a final
vote.
Other Matters. In this part, the
sanggunian may discuss other matters not
included in the calendar of business.
Adjournment. To adjourn means to
end a session.
Internal Rule of Procedures
The Internal Rules of
Procedures is a document
containing set of procedural rules
or policies that members of the
sanggunian should observe
during sessions, committee
hearings, and in all matters
relative to the discharge of their
duties as legislators
Internal Rule of Procedures Format
RULE I MEMBERSHIP
RULE II DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
RULE III- OTHER DUTIES OF SANGGUNIANG
BARANGAY MEMBERS
RULE IV THE PRESIDING OFFICER
RULE V THE SECRETARY
RULE VI REGULAR AND SPECIAL SESSIONS
RULE VII QUORUM
RULE VIII ORDER AND CALENDAR OF BUSINESS
RULE IX THE LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
RULE X COMMITTEES
RULE XI PENALTIES
RULE XII EFFECTIVITY
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures

RULE I
MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. The composition of this
Sanggunians shall be provided by existing
laws, specifically by RA 7160 otherwise
known as the Local Government Code of
1991.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures

RULE II
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
Section 1. The power, duties and functions
of this sanggunian shall be as provided for
under Rule __ of the Rules and
Regulations Implementing the Local
Government Code of 1991.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures

RULE III
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Section 1. Every member of this Sanggunian shall make a full
disclosure of his financial and business interests as required of him
under Art.104, Rule XVII of the Rules and Regulations Implementing
the Local Government Code of 1991.

Section 2. Every member shall attend all the session of this
Sanggunian unless he is prevented from doing so by reason of
sickness or other unavoidable circumstances provided that, as a
general rule, previous notice thereto shall be sent to the Sanggunian
thru the Presiding Officer o r the Secretary.

Section 3. As a general rule, every member is required to vote
on every question or proposed measures being voted upon by the
Sanggunian. Abstentions may only be allowed if it can be shown
that the member concerned has a pecuniary interest, either directly
or indirectly, on the matter being acted upon by the body.

Section 4. Every member shall observe proper deportment and
decorum during sessions.



Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE IV
THE PRESIDING OFFICER
Section 1. The Punong Barangay shall be the Presiding Officer of this
Sanggunian and, as such, shall have the following rights and
duties:
To preside over the sessions of the Sanggunian.
To exact from all the members present during the
sessions proper deportment and decorum.
To enforce the internal rules and procedures of the
Sanggunian.
To maintain order during sessions and render a ruling
on questions of order, subject to appeal by the member
concerned to the body for final decisions.
To sign all the legislative documents, papers, or
checks, requiring his signature.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE V
THE SECRETARY
Section 1. The barangay secretary is the
secretary of the sanggunian. He shall
take down the minutes during session
and keep a journal of proceedings.
Section 2. In case of his or her absence, the
Sangguniang Barangay may appoint anybody
to act as Temporary Secretary except members
of the Sangguniang Barangay Member.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE VI
REGULAR AND SPECIAL SESSIONS
Section 1. The regular session of this Sanggunian
shall be once a week to be held at the Saqnggunian
Session hall every ___________ (state the day) at
exactly _________ (state the time).
Section 2. Special sessions may be called by the
Punong Barangay or by a majority of the members of
this Sanggunian.
Section 3. A written notice to the Sanggunian
members stating the date, time and purpose of the
session shall be served personally or left with a
member of his household at his usual place of
residence at least twenty four (24) hours before the
special session is held.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE VII
QUORUM
Section 1. A majority of the members of the
Sanggunian who have been elected and qualified shall
constitute a quorum to transact official business.

Section 2. In computing the presence of a quorum
the term majority shall be based on the actual
membership or incumbents in the Sanggunian which
shall exclude the following:
A member who is abroad;
A member who is on official leave of absence;
A deceased member;
A member who has resigned;
A member who has been suspended;
A member who was expelled; or removed by final judgment
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE VIII
ORDER AND CALENDAR OF BUSINESS
Section 1. The Order of Business of this
Sanggunian shall be as follows:
Call to Order
Roll Call
Reading and consideration of previous minutes
Privilege Hour
Question Hour
Reading and referral of proposed measures or
communications
Committee Reports
Calendar of Business
Unfurnished Business
Business for the Day
Unassigned Business
Announcements (if any)
Adjournment

Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE IX
THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Section 1. Rules in the enactment of ordinance and
adoption of resolutions.
Dili suroy suroy nga Resolution o Ordinansa sisyonan o
meetingan gayod
Ang Ordinansa moagi gayod ug tulo ka reading.
Others
Section 2. Methods of Voting. Unless a different
method is prescribed by the Sanggunian for a
particular measure, voting shall be either one of the
following methods:
By voice (viva voce);
By raising of hand (or show of hand);
By rising;
By ballot;

Steps in enacting ordinances
and resolutions
Phase 1. Introduction or Sponsorship
Step 1. The measure is filed by a
sanggunian member or group of
members with the secretary in its
draft form.
Step 2. The secretary records the draft
measure in a logbook with the
following information:
Name of the author/authors
Title of the proposed ordinance
or
resolution
Date filed, and
The number assigned to it.
Step 3. The title of the measure is
read on first reading. If a
measure is proposed by a
committee and presented with a
report, it need not go through
first reading but is scheduled for
second reading.
Step 4. The presiding officer
assigns the measure to a
committee that will study it.

Step 3. The title of
the measure is read
on first reading. If a
measure is proposed
by a committee and
presented with a
report, it need not go
through first reading
but is scheduled for
second reading.
Step 4. The presiding
officer assigns the
measure to a
committee that will
study it.
Phase 2. Committee Deliberation and
Action
Step 5. The committee conducts a
meeting and/or hearing to hear the
arguments for and against the
measure. These can be attended by
members of government agencies
and nongovernmental organizations.
Step 6. The committee takes action by reporting
out the measure. The committee action is either
favorable or unfavorable.
If favorable, report is submitted to the
committee on rules which calendars the measure
for second reading.
If unfavorable, measure is laid on the table, the
author or authors are given notice stating
reasons for the action.
To ensure that all measures are acted upon
without delay, committees may be mandated by
the internal rules to prepare a report whether
action on a measure is favorable or unfavorable.
This will ensure no measure is left unacted and
build the civil society groups trust in the
sincerity and capacity of the sanggunian to
address community issues and problems.
Phase 3. Sanggunian Deliberations
Step 7. The measure is read in its entirety on
second reading during a session.
Step 8. The committee that studied the
measure sponsors it on the floor by explaining the
nature of the measure and recommending its
approval by the body.
Step 9. The measure is subjected to debate and
amendments.
Step 10. The secretary prepares copies of the
measure incorporating the amendments and
distributes these to the members at least three
days before its third and final reading.
Phase 4. Third Reading and Final
Voting
Step 11. The measure is voted upon on
third reading in the session.
A quorum must be present before voting is
taken.
The number of those who voted for and
against is recorded.
The measure is deemed approved by the
sanggunian. The secretary certifies the
measure correct and the presiding officer
signs it.
Phase 5. Approval and Review
Step 12. The approved measure is presented to
the LCE for action.
If the LCE approves the measure, he/she affixes his/her
signature on each and every page of the measure

Step 13. An approved ordinance or resolution
goes to a higher level sanggunian for review.
An ordinance or resolution from a
component city or municipality shall be
reviewed by the provincial sanggunian three
days after its approval.
An ordinance or resolution of a sangguniang
barangay shall be submitted for review
within 10 days after its enactment.
If no action is taken by a higher level
sanggunian within 30 days after submission
of an ordinance or resolution, it shall be
deemed valid.

Phase 6. Publication and
Effectivity
Step 14. The secretary shall order the posting of the
ordinance or resolution in a bulletin board at the entrance
to the city or municipal hall or at the provincial capitol;
and in at least two conspicuous places in the LGU
concerned not later than five days after its approval.
The text of the ordinance or resolution shall be disseminated in
Pilipino or English and in the Philippine dialect understood by the
majority of the people.
Unless otherwise stated in therein, the ordinance shall take effect
ten days from the date a copy of it is posted.
Ordinances with penal provisions shall be posted for a minimum of
three consecutive weeks, and published in a newspaper of general
circulation within the territorial jurisdiction of the local government
unit concerned except in the case of barangay ordinances. Unless
otherwise provided therein, the ordinance shall take effect on the
day following its publication, or at the end of the period of posting,
whichever occurs later.
Sample Internal Rule of Procedures
RULE X
COMMITTEES
Section 1. A regular or standing committee may be created or re-
organized by a majority vote of all the members of the Sanggunian
Section 2. Creation of Standing Committees. The committees to be
created as provided in Section 50 (a) of RA 7160 are the following:
Committee on Appropriations;
Committee on Women and Family;
Committee on Human Rights;
Committee on Youth and Sports Development;
Committee on Environmental Protection; and
Committee on Cooperatives.
This sanggunian may create other committees whenever it deems
necessary. Other committees which may be created are the following:

Committee on Peace and Order;
Committee on Agricultural Development;
Committee on Education;
Committee on Health; and
Committee on Trade and Commerce.
Section 3. Functions of the different Committees
COMMITTEES
COMMITTTEES
MEANING OF THE TERM COMMITTEE:
In parliamentary parlance a
committee is understood to mean
as a body composed of one or more
persons assigned to do or perform a
certain task, usually to act on,
consider, investigate or study, a
certain matter of public interest.
ORGANIZING THE
COMMITTEES

To get work done in an efficient
and timely manner, the sanggunian
must organize itself into work
groups or committees.
Legislative Committee
is a group tasked by the body
or assembly to consider, or
investigate, or take action in
regard to, certain matters or
subjects of public interest.
Standing or Permanent
Committees
are tasked or assigned a continuing
function and usually remain standing or
existing co-terminus with the life of the
body that created them
are created for the purpose of:
- ordinance or resolution sponsorship
- undertaking public hearings on proposed
measures in aid of legislation
- legislative review and referrals.
Special or Ad-hoc Committees
are created to perform an ad-
hoc or specific task that does
not fall within the jurisdiction
of a standing committee
cease to exist upon completion
of its assigned task.
COMMON COMMITTEES
Rules
Ways and Means
Appropriation
Education
Environmental and Natural Resource
Health and Sanitation
Public Order and Safety
Food and Agriculture
Labor and Employment
Transportation and Communication
Public Works and Infrastructure
Women and Family
Social Welfare and Community Development
Tourism, Trade and Industry
Sports
Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Approriation
The Committee shall take actions on the
matters referred thereto relative to the
following:
Annual and Supplemental Budgets;
Appropriation Ordinances;
Taxes, Fees, and Charges or revenues of the
LGU;
Loans; and
Other concern relating to financial
admistration of the LGU.

Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Women and Family
The Committee shall take actions on the
matters referred thereto concerning the
following:
Welfare of women, their rights and
privileges;
Gender and Development;
Family welfare; and
All other concerns on women and family.

Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Human Rights
The Committee shall take
actions whenever the matters
referred to them concerns the
programs on human rights and
activities, the prevention or
suppression of human rights
abuses and violations.
Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Youth and Sports
Development

This Committee shall take actions
on matters referred thereto
concerning the sports development,
youth and child welfare and
development, and all programs for
the promotion of youth welfare.
Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Environmental Protection
This Committee shall treat
concerns pertaining to environmental
protection, ecological balance, solid
waste management, denudation of
forest and degradation of
environmental resources, mineral
resources, pollution, and other issues
on environmental concern.
Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Cooperatives
This Committee shall take
actions on programs or activities
relating to the development of
peoples organization and
cooperatives, extending
assistance and incentives to
cooperatives, and all concerns on
cooperative development.
Functions of Different Committees
Committee on Agricultural Development
This Committee takes actions
on programs and projects or
activities concerning agricultural
development, farmers and
fisherfolks, agricultural inputs and
facilities, agribusiness and other
matters pertaining to agricultural
development.
Conducting a Committee
Meeting and Hearing
The sanggunian committees are
considered workshops.
It is in the committees where a lot of the
work of the sanggunian gets done.
All legislative proposals must be referred
to committees before they can be acted
upon by the body.
It is the duty of committee members
To meet as group
Study legislative proposals
Solicit views and positions of their
constituents and organized groups
in the LGU on legislative proposals;
and
Make recommendations about the
measure contained in a committee
report.
SampleCommittee Report
HEADING
COMMITTEE ON _________________
COMMITTEE REPORT
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SUBJECT:

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION:
___________________
Committee Chair
CONCURRING: DISSENTING:
(Sgd)______________
(Sgd)__________________
(Sgd)______________
(Sgd)__________________
Member
ABSTAIN:
Minutes of a Public Hearing
HEADING
PRESENT ABSENT
Provide a summary of the proceedings. Cite the
following:
Time the hearing started and ended
Number of persons attending (attach the
attendance sheet)
Issues Raised by Invited Resource Persons
and constituents
Other issues (feedback, negative issues)


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