DILG directs barangays to remit annual dues to Liga ng mga Barangay
Cagayan de Oro City (4 February) -- THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) advises all barangays all over the country to religiously remit their annual dues to the National Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) every first quarter of the year.
In a directive addressed to punong barangays and Liga chapter presidents issued by DILG Secretary Ronaldo Puno, he advised barangay chairmen and barangay chapter presidents to continuously pay their yearly dues to the National LnB in accordance with the constitution and by-Laws of the LnB.
According to DILG-10 Regional Director Loreto T. Bhagwani, the said reminder came about after National President Ricojudge Echeverri asked assistance from Secretary Puno to enjoin barangay officials to remit their Liga dues yearly.
Echeverri reported that last year only 5,408 barangays or 13 percent of all the members of the Liga were able to remit their annual dues.
Article XIII, Section 2 of the LnB Constitution and By-laws state: "Annual membership dues in the amount of P2,000.00 or such amount as maybe determined by the National Liga Executive Board shall be collected from each Sangguniang Barangay throughout the country every first quarter of the year…"
Failure on the part of the barangay officials to remit their annual dues shall be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the LnB Executive Board pursuant to Article XII, Section 3 of the LnB Constitution and By-Laws. (DILG-10) [top]