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IMPROVE COMPENSATION OF BRGY WORKERS — TULFO

Senator Raffy Tulfo introduced a measure imposing a more extensive set of grants for the benefits, subsidy and compensation for barangay officials, personnel and volunteer workers, including tanods and barangay health workers. Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1696 providing a Magna Carta for these barangay workers that have been neglected for the longest time in […]

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CUA HAILS BARANGAY DRUG CLEARING PROGRAM’S SUCCESS

Quirino governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines president Dax Cua hailed the Barangay Drug Clearing Program for its efforts to rid communities of illegal drugs. This, as the Philippine National Police reported that more than 26,000 barangays across the country have been cleared of illegal drugs through the program’s “whole-of-nation approach.” “I […]

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TOLENTINO BACKS BRGY, SK POLLS POSTPONEMENT

Senator Francis Tolentino expressed his support for the postponement of the December 2022 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. The postponement is embodied in Senate Bill No. 1306 under Committee Report No. 4 of the Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation, which Senator Imee Marcos currently chairs. “The postponement would move the barangay and SK […]

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POSTPONE BARANGAY, SK POLLS TO OCT 2023 – ALMARIO

A lawmaker proposed to postpone the December 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to Oct. 9, 2023. In filing House Bill 1367, Davao Oriental Representative Cheeno Miguel Almario emphasized the need to “buy more time” for Filipinos and the country to recover from the impact of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In […]

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NPA-FREE DAVAO DE ORO BRGY GETS 4 DEV’T PROJECTS

The Davao de Oro provincial government turned over four completed Barangay Development Projects (BDP) to an insurgency-free barangay in the area.Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy led the turnover of two farm-to-market roads (FMR), a barangay health center, and a water system to Barangay Golden Valley in Mabini town. Last year, the province received P1.3 billion from […]

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ABANTE: PRIORITIZE VACCINATION OF BRGY FRONTLINERS

Barangay officials and tanods (watchmen) who are at the frontlines in the war against COVID-19 should be prioritized in the government’s ongoing vaccination program as their work frequently exposes them to the risk of getting infected. This was the appeal of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr., who on Monday said that the national government “has […]

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CUA BACKS P16B BARANGAY ANTI-INSURGENCY DEV’T FUND

“Our barangays need all the help they can get.”This sums up the sentiments of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua regarding the government’s proposal to allocate P16 billion to fund barangay development projects as a means to prevent the insurgency from growing in the country’s provinces. […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL DECLARING BALANGAY AS NATIONAL BOAT – FORTUN

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 170 affirmatives votes, House Bill No. 4953 seeking to declare the ancient wooden boat Balangay as the National Boat of the Philippines. Principally authored by Rep. Lawrence Fortun (1st District, Agusan del Norte), the bill declares the policy of the State to promote […]

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RESCHEDULE OF BARANGAY, SK POLLS TO ENHANCE GRASSROOTS SERVICES — NOGRALES

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed into law Republic Act No.11462 that postpones the holding of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, which were originally scheduled on May 11, 2020. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has confirmed that SK and barangay polls have been rescheduled on December 5, 2022. “The new schedule would give SK and […]

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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 […]