The Roles of the local government units at the barangay level is now intensified by the national level, President Duterte wants the Barangays to be more active in their duties. As the basic political unit, a barangay serves as the primary planning and implementing unit of government policies, plans, programs, projects and activities in the community.
Three Barangay captains took oath administered by Governor Imelda Dimaporo for the Liga ng mga Barangay March 1, 2017. Genesis E. Tura from SND to be president, Estrella V. Lacida of Linamon to be the Vice-President and Abubacar U. Asis from Sapad to be the Auditor.
The President of the Liga ng mga Barangay will automatically have a seat at the Sanguniang Panlalawigan and be heard as an ex-officio member; with this the barangays can directly relay its needs to the head officials. hey shall serve as such only during their term of office as presidents of the Liga chapters, which in no case shall be beyond the term of office of the sanggunian concerned.
The Liga’s functions is to give priority to programs designed for the total development of the barangays and in consonance with the policies, programs and projects of the national government they should be able to as well assist in the education of barangay residents for people’s participation in local government administration in order to promote united and concerted action to achieve country-wide development goals;
They must supplement the efforts of government in creating gainful employment within the barangay and form linkages with government and non-governmental organizations and thereby promote the social, economic and political well-being of the barangays.
With the upcoming local programs and projects the President expects the full support from every branch of the government that he can muster, especially in his goals of making Barangays drug free. PIO-LDN