DILG prepares launch of barangay candidate's forum
By Venus Sarmiento
Dagupan City (15 September) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government here is now preparing to launch the candidates' forum in light of the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
DILG City Director Roderick Dawis said he is now in close coordination with the Commission on Elections, the Philippine National Police and the private sector especially the religious sector which are very active in pursuing the forum to know more about each candidates.
Filing of certificates of candidacy is scheduled on October 1-13, thus he said, the forum will likely start on October 14 in various barangays of the city.
Dawis also called on barangay officials who often travel outside the country to inform the DILG of their trips and absences. Those planning for a long vacation abroad are advised to withdraw their bids to run for barangay office. The positions, Dawis said, are for their barangay mates who are in dire need of their leadership and service. (PIA-Pangasinan) [top]