TAGBILARAN CITY, March 18, (PIA)— The first of the twice a year mandatory Synchronized Barangay Assembly, this time for the first semester of calendar year 2016 happens on or before Saturday, March 26, 2016.
The second one happens on the second Sunday of October, according to the
The Department of Interior and Local Government reminds barangay officials about this as the government sets up the mechanism for residents in the barangays to review the performance of elected barangay officials and allows them to push for programs and projects that would redound to the barangay's development.
The holding of the SBA is in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 260 series of 2011, reasoned out Josie Montes, Local Government Operations Officer V of the Bohol DILG provincial Office.
The SBA also allows residents listen to the state of their local governments as Barangay chairmen ate obliged to deliver their State of the Barangay Address (SOBA) and harp on the past year's accomplishments, sate of the barangay's incomes, expenditures, as well as engage residents on issues and concerns learn of the current campaigns and the priorities as well as be appraised of the barangay fiscal affairs.
Barangay officials are expected to present their proposed, implemented and completed projects, especially those with funds from the Bottom Up Budgeting, Montes said.
Moreover, issues and concerns like disaster risk reduction management concerns, setting up of Micro Smell and medium Enterprises as well as safety and security are among the top issues.
At the assembly, officials are also expected to inform the community of the DILG Circulars on the putting up of transparency boards, the reactivation and revitalization of the Barangay Anti Drug Abuse Council and other mandated multi-sectoral organizations who will be partners in the barangays development.
Other information expected to be tackled during the assembly is the mandatory registration of the house helps as the Kasambahay Law has become effective.
And as the DILG calls for residents to attend and participate in the assemblies, those 15 years old and above, who may not necessarily be registered voter but has resided in the area for the past six months can represent households of the parents could not. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)