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Barangay officials urged to hold barangay assembly

by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

Butuan City (3 December) -- Barangay officials are enjoined to conduct a Barangay Assembly in their respective areas on December 11, 2010 pursuant to Proclamation No. 74 dated November 24, 2010 of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

The assembly is designed to enable the new set of barangay officials to meet their constituents and enhance the process of institutionalizing the principles of transparency, responsiveness and accountability in public service as tools in attaining good governance.

During the assembly, the barangay officials are enjoined to present the current state of development and financial status of the barangay, consult and discuss the proposed plans and programs to be implemented for the next three years and, discuss DILG MC No. 2010-122 which provides for the posting of itemized barangay financial records in prominent places in the barangay hall.

Barangay officials are likewise enjoined to recite the "Panunumpa Para sa Mabuting Pamamahala Tungo sa Tuwid na Landas," which will serve as their commitment to promote and uphold barangay good governance and to manifest their solidarity in supporting the DILG's program dubbed "Biyaheng Pinoy: Tapat na Palakad, Bayang Maunlad," in celebration of the 20 years of local autonomy in the Philippines.

The barangay officials are encouraged to embark on activities that will build awareness and generate participation of the constituents like hanging of streamers or banners for at least one week before the assembly date.

Atty. Rene K. Burdeos, DILG XIII Regional Director, calls on the barangay residents to actively involve and participate in the barangay assembly to allow them to propose innovations and measures which will contribute to the attainment of good governance in their respective barangays. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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