- Written by RIO Christine S. Palma
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 17 March 2017
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Consistent to the Proclamation No. 260, dated September 30, 2011 declaring the last Saturday of March as Barangay Assembly Day wherein all barangays are enjoined to conduct Barangay Assembly. For the 1st Semester of this year 2017, it is set on March 25 with the theme, “Sulong Barangay Kontra Droga, Krimen at Katiwalian: Makialam, Makilahok, Makiisa".
The barangay assembly is an institutionalized mechanism to ensure maximum peoples participation in barangay governance. For this year, a showcase of barangay assembly day is to be held at Barangay Inzo Arnaldo, Roxas City, Capiz.
All barangays are to undertake activities on the day of the assembly such as delivery of the State of the Barangay Address and discuss barangay compliance to national laws and issuances such as Full Disclosure Policy, Anti-Illegal Drugs, Batas Kasambahay Law, and Anti-Trafficking in Person Act. Likewise, the Secretary Address to the Barangay of DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno shall be read during the assembly day.
Furthermore, salient features of federalism shall be introduced to promote public awareness and understanding of the federal form of government, and discuss issues and concerns affecting the barangay with emphasis on the Accomplishments and Financial Report for the 2nd Semester of CY 2016; Peace and Order; Disaster Preparedness; and Solid Waste Management.
Enclosed in DILG Memorandum Circular 2016-124, SILG Sueno instructed the barangay officials to conduct public awareness activities within the barangay in order to cause the participation of barangay constituents such as but not limited to medical or dental mission, putting up of tiangge, and cultural presentations.
Likewise, the hanging of barangay assembly posters or banners in conspicuous places like the barangay hall, plaza, main streets, market or talipapa and in any tricycle, jeepney or bus terminal in the locality is suggested to further the dissemination of information on the conduct of the barangay assembly. (RIO Christine S. Palma, DILG6)