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BARANGAY EXECS SHOULD HAVE SALARIES, GSIS COVERAGE — REP. DY

“Sana all––sana all the time it’s Christmas for our barangay workers.” This was the response of Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V to the news that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a P3,000 bonus for barangay officials this Christmas. “It is time to treat barangay workers like full-time government employees.” The news was […]

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BARANGAY LEADERS WELCOME POSTPONEMENT OF BARANGAY POLLS — DY

“Zero politics, zero distractions, all work.” This was how  House Committee on Local Government Vice Chair and Isabela 6th District Rep. Inno Dy V, sums up the sentiments of barangay leaders in the country after the House of Representatives approved House Bill 4933, which moves the holding of the  barangay and SK polls fro its […]

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GIVE BARANGAY WORKERS CASH INCENTIVES – GO

Senator Bong Go said he will suggest to President Rodrigo Duterte that barangay officials be given cash incentives in December, pending the passage of a bill that proposes fixed salaries and benefits for them. “I will suggest to President Duterte that our barangay officials be given cash incentives this December while we await the passage […]

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GIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS PLANTILLA POSITIONS – GATCHALIAN

Improving the welfare of barangay officials may lead to enhanced productivity of the government’s so-called immediate providers of frontline services, Senator Win Gatchalian said. During the recent hearing of Gatchalian’s Senate Bill No. 366, or the Magna Carta for Barangay Officials, the legislator emphasized the need to give plantilla positions to barangay officials, as he […]

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HOLD BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS AFTER 2022 PRESIDENTIAL POLLS – GO

Senator Bong Go has expressed support for the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “I support the postponement of the elections as it will give the next President a chance to work hand in hand with the new Barangay and SK officials to synchronize and accomplish their projects and programs,” Go said at […]

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GIVE BETTER PAY, BENEFITS TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS – GO

A public hearing of the Senate Committee on Local Government, conducted jointly with the Committees on Ways and Means; Finance; and Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, was held to discuss issues currently being faced by barangays. Among the bills taken up during the hearing was Senate Bill No. 391 or the Magna Carta for Barangays […]

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GIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS BETTER PAY, BENEFITS – ANGARA

Barangay officials and employees are the nation’s frontline workers and yet what they are receiving is not commensurate to the roles that they play. “Barangays should be given more attention by the national government.” Senator Sonny Angara said barangays should be given more attention by the national government as the country’s basic political unit and […]

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EXTEND TERM OF INCUMBENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS – GO

Senator Bong Go said he has filed a bill in the Senate seeking to extend the terms of incumbent barangay officials to ensure the continuity of their service to their constituents. “Huwag po kayong mag-alala. Isusulong ko po ang pag-extend ng termino ninyo,” Go said during his speech in front of officials and residents of […]

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KILLING OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS A SAD AND TROUBLING PATTERN — PIMENTEL

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday strongly denounced the twin killings of village officials in Mindanao in what he described as “incidents that are apparently politically-motivated, occuring as they are very close to the May 13 elections.” The Mindanao-born lawmaker was reacting to separate fatal shooting incidents of two local barangay heads from the […]

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EXTEND TERM OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS TO 4 YEARS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go is pushing for the term extension of incumbent barangay officials from two to four years. Go, who graced the Patimyas Ani Festival recently in Quezon, Nueva Ecija, said two years will never be enough for barangay officials to have their programs realized. “Gagawin po nating four […]