Pursuant to Proclamation No, 260, dated September 30, 2011, the Barangay Assembly Day for the second semester of CY 2014 is set on October 12, 2014. This is in accordance to Section 397 (b) of the Local Government Code of 1991.

Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-100 dated August 18, 2014 relative to the conduct of Barangay Assembly for the second semester this year.

Barangay officials are mandated to undertake activities such as the delivery of the State of Barangay Address (SOBA) with emphasis on CY 2014 first semester accomplishments, financial reports and updated report on the on-going programs and projects. This also includes the discussion of the barangay’s compliance to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2014-81 dated July 15, 2014 relative to the posting of Barangay Budget, Statement of Income and Expenditures and other Barangay Financial Transactions, and Annual Procurement Plan.

A directive has also been issued to all Punong Barangays in Caraga region to ensure the active involvement of Church/Faith based organizations in the simultaneous conduct of Barangay Assembly this October 12, 2014 through Memorandum dated September 29, 2014. This is to discuss the tri-partite linkage between the government, the church and barangay leaders in the partnership dubbed as Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS). It will ensure that the church and the barangay work and assist each other in the identification of areas that require improvements in social services, together they will work in harmony in the swift delivery and completion of projects that address social issues and concerns.

Other issues and concerns affecting the barangay shall also be discussed, such as, but not limited to disaster preparedness; solid waste management; peace and order situation, particularly on the proliferation of activities pertaining to illegal drugs in the barangay; monitoring and strict enforcement of laws against human trafficking at the barangay level; and the implementation of existing laws/ordinances on stray animals.

In case of failure to conduct the Barangay Assembly, a corresponding administrative complaint against barangay officials may be filed by any resident of the barangay, concerned citizen, government or non-governmental entity before the Sangguniang Panlungsod or Sangguniang Bayan concerned. This is pursuant to Section 61 of the Local Government Code or through a complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman provided in Administrative Order No. 07 or the “Rules of procedures on the Office of the Ombudsman,” dated April 10, 1990. (LGOO II Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG XIII)

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