barangay-assemblyTacloban City – To promote people participation in barangay governance, the synchronized nationwide Barangay Assemblies will be held on October 12, 2014, a Sunday.

According to Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr., the conduct of barangay assembly at least once every semester is pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 and Section 397(b) of the Local Government Code.

During the assembly, the Punong Barangay is expected to conduct the:

1. State Of Barangay Address (SOBA), with emphasis on:
a. CY 2014 1st semester accomplishments
b. CY2014 1st semester financial report; and
c. Updates on CY 2014 on-going programs & projects
2. Discussion of compliance to DILG Memorandum Circular no. 2014-81 dated July 15, 2014 regarding posting of Barangay Budget, Statement Of Income And Expenditures and other barangay financial transactions, and Annual Procurement Plan
3. Discussion on issues or concerns affecting the barangay, such as but not limited to:
a. Disaster preparedness
b. Solid waste management
c. Peace and order situation, particularly on the proliferation of activities pertaining to illegal drugs in the barangay
d. Monitoring and strict enforcement of the laws against Human Trafficking at the barangay level
e. Monitoring and strict enforcement of existing laws on astray animals

Dir. Noval said barangay officials may also undertake other activities they deem appropriate to create public awareness on, and generate participation in, the barangay assembly, such as, but not limited to medical or dental mission, tiangge, cultural presentations, etc. Likewise, barangay officials are enjoined to prepare barangay assembly posters or banners to be posted or hung in conspicuous places such as barangay halls, plaza, main street, tricycle, jeep or bus terminal, market or talipapa in the locality.

All city and municipal mayors are enjoined to ensure compliance and maximum participation of all barangays in the said undertaking within their respective jurisdictions.

Moreover, based on DILG Memo Circular 2014-10 signed by Secretary Mar Roxas, corresponding administrative complaint against barangay officials who neglect or fail to conduct a barangay assembly may be filed by any resident of the barangay, a concerned citizen, governmental or non-governmental entity before the Sangguniang Bayan / Panglungsod concerned, or to the office of the Ombudsman in accordance with Section 6l of the Local Government Code and Administrative Order No. 07 or the “Rules of Procedures on the Office of the Ombudsman,” dated April 10, 1990.

If you want to know more about the barangay assembly in your area, please visit or contact your City/Municipal DILG Officer or call the nearest DILG provincial office, or the DILG Regional Office 8, Kanhuraw Tacloban City. Our landline is (053) 321-6609.###