The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2017-31 dated February 13, 2017 entitled: Conduct of Barangay Assembly for the First Semester of CY 2017. The circular highlights the mandate of Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 for the barangays to conduct barangay assembly at least twice in a year. Proclamation No. 260 reinforces the said mandate by declaring the last Saturday of March and the second Sunday of October of every year as Barangay Assembly Days.