DILG orders brgy heads to prepare for elections Print
Saturday, 24 February 2018 15:38

By RG Antonet Go

The Department of Interior and Local Government has instructed barangay officials to prepare for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled this coming May.

DILG City Director Moh. Taha S. Arakama instructed barangay officials to conduct an inventory of properties and records as part of the preparation.

The inventory should include barangay properties, documents and financial records.

DILG memorandum circular 2018-12 states that a barangay inventory team must be formed to be composed of the barangay captain, barangay treasurer, barangay secretary, and a representative of the Non-Government Organization coming from the barangay development council.

The inventory will ensure that the properties of the barangay, supplies, finances that are in the actual possession or entrusted to the concerned barangay officials and employees ,including reports on damaged, lost or repaired items, are accounted for.

The process must be completed before June as the term of the new barangay captain and SK officials officially starts noontime of June 30, 2018.

The DILG will also supervise to ensure that the said memorandum is being followed by the barangay.

“Failure of barangay officials to prepare will submit them to criminal responsibility under the Revised Penal Code” Arakama said. (RGAAGo)