Bontoc Ili Showcased in MP’s First Synchronized Barangay Assembly 2015
April 4, 2015
BONTOC, Mountain Province – The most populated barangay Bontoc Ili of this capital town was showcased in the first nationwide synchronized Barangay Assembly Day 2015 held last March 28.
Presidential Proclamation No. 260 mandates the holding of a Barangay Assembly Day on the last Saturday of March and every second Sunday of October of every year.
Bontoc Ili barangay Chairman Alexander Fana-ang delivered his State of the Barangay Address focusing on their accomplishments and financial report for the second semester of last year and the first three months of this 2015.
Fana-ang comprehensively discussed where their barangay funds were used- in personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses, 20 percent development fund, 5% calamity fund and 5% gender and development fund.
Chairmen of Committees on Peace and Order, Disaster Preparedness, Health, Solid Waste Management, environment protection and “Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan” in the barangay council also alternately discussed their accomplishments, on-going programs and plans on these key programs.
Bontoc Ili with population of 4,783, has an Internal Revenue Allotment of P2,767,625.00 in 2014.
Councilor Jerome Tudlong, who represented Mayor Frank Odsey as guest of honor, challenged the barangay officials to continue giving their best services to their constituents as this will be a legacy they will leave to their barangay.
In the same affair, Bontoc Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Marites Carino read a prepared message of Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas to the barangay assembly.
Roxas talked on the importance of people’s participation in local governance adding that the local residents should get involved in barangay assemblies. He said it is in the barangay assembly where their local official reports on their accomplishments, on-going programs and plans as well to where their funds are spent.
Roxas added the barangay assembly could be a venue for a healthy dialogue where issues and concerns will be raised and addressed by concerned officials and offices.
Also gracing the occasion were heads and representatives from the municipal and provincial governments and national offices who took turn in disseminating their respective programs./JDP/ABD- PIA CAR, Mountain Province