What is a barangay?

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  • 1. What is a Barangay?
  • 2. A barangay (Brgy. or Bgy.; Fi lipino: baranggay, is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. (from Wikipedia)
  • 3. It shall continue to serve as a forum wherein the collective views of the people may be expressed, crystallized and required by law to carry out programs which will address some problems and stimulate the development of the community.
  • 4. What are the community programs to be implemented by the Barangay?
  • 5. 1. PEACE AND ORDER PROGRAM • It is given priority in community life. • The barangays are mandated to have their security measures. • Barangay are to organize a “tanod” force to keep peace and order in the community. • The “Tanod Brigade” is to act as security officers of barangay.
  • 6. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/SK • The SK has been given the responsibility to initiate programs designed to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, i ntellectual, moral , spiritual and physical development of barangay youths. • The SK is mandated in all barangays and SK chairman will be automatically member of the
  • 7. BARANGAY JUSTICE PROGRAM • The Katarungang Pambarangay is the official term for the barangay justice system. • The Katarungang Pambarangay is the Philippine version of the neighborhood conciliation and arbitration system.
  • 8. OBJECTIVES OF KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY • To promote speedy administration of justice • To enhance the quality of justice dispensed by the court by relieving them of the court docket congestion. • To implement constitutional mandate , to preserve and develop Filipino culture and strengthen
  • 9. CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES • Codification is the process of collecting and systematizing all passed ordinances through classification and integrating similar measures, updating those that need modification and setting aside those that are no longer relevant.
  • 10. BARANGAY ASSEMBLY • The barangay assembly shall be composed of all persons who are actually residents of the barangay for at least six months , who are fifteen years of age and over, duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members kept by the barangay secretary.
  • 11. It is to meet at least twice a year to hear and discuss the semestral report of the Sangguniang Barangay concerning its activities and finances.
  • 12. Training Programs • Barangay leaders should learn to identify their own needs and immediately seek the appropriate resource agency or trainers from government sectors.
  • 13. The Needed training by the barangay leaders 1. Administration management 2. Parliamentary procedures in holding /presiding over barangay sessions / meetings 3. Development planning, policy formulation , decision-making , monitoring and evaluation of plans and projects 4. Disaster preparedness 5. Barangay Justice Administration
  • 14. The barangay residents should be given opportunity to attend training programs for their welfare enhancement
  • 15. The following trainings are suggested: Adult education Values formation Drug abuse Leadership Family education Food preservation Fish culture Cottage industries Vocational skills training Herbal medicine