Barangays of the philippines
List of Barangays in the Philippines
The barangay system is what makes the Philippines the community oriented country of the world. The core LGU (Local Government Unit) of the Philippines is the barangay. Each barangay has its captain and council who are elected into office every three years by popular vote of the registered voters.
The Philippines' self-governing system before the Spanish inquisition was based on a myriad of groups of people scattered throughout the populated islands, mostly ruled by a tribal leader. These groups of people were called “Barangays“, a Malay term for community.
Under the Spanish rule, the same governing concept was applied to their Filipino subjects, and this was called the “barrio” system, or wards ( neighborhoods ). Under the present system of government of The Philippines, the barangay was re-integrated , and is an important part of a city or province’s make up.
Every barangay has a unique and special makeup of its place, its people, and its customs, making them a challenging discovery for the more adventurous spirit. There is intense competition amongst each barangay as to which one organizes the best fiesta, beautification projects, tourist attractions, cuisine, and many other cultural aspects. We at Zamboanga.com will provide an avenue for each barangay to showcase their individuality, making them an integral part of our global community and economy.
The Philippine government has an official website for the barangays of the the Philippines: www.barangay.gov.ph It is managed by "Liga Ng Mga Barangays" or League of Barangays.
Its creation and purpose is mandated by Section 491 of the Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended, which states:
- "There shall be an organization of all barangays to be known as the liga ng mga barangay for the primary purpose of determining the representation of the Liga in the sanggunians, and for ventilating, articulating and crystallizing issues affecting barangay government administration and securing, through proper and legal means, solutions thereto"
Responsibilities of the Barangay Officials as per Section 17 of the : (b)(1)
(i) Agricultural support services which include planting materials distribution system and operation of farm produce collection and buying stations;
(ii) Health and social welfare services which include maintenance of barangay health center and day-care center;
(iii) Services and facilities related to general hygiene and sanitation, beautification, and solid waste collection;
(iv) Maintenance of katarungang pambarangay; (Barangay Justice System)
(v) Maintenance of barangay roads and bridges and water supply systems
(vi) Infrastructure facilities such as multi- purpose hall, multipurpose pavement, plaza, sports center, and other similar facilities;
(vii) Information and reading center; and
(viii) Satellite or public market, where viable;
- Zamboanga.com is doing its part to provide item (vii) to the public. It is up to the barangay leaders to maintain the website that has been provided to them for FREE. They just have to help maintain it via information collaboration.
Establishment of Gabay sa Mamamayan (People's Guide) Aksyon Centers in the Barangays
By the President of the Philippines : September 30, 2002
Executive Order No. 130
ESTABLISHMENT OF GABAY SA MAMAMAYAN AKSYON CENTERS IN THE BARANGAYS
WHEREAS, the General Welfare Clause of the Local Government Code of 1991 mandates local government units to enhance economic prosperity and social justice, to promote full employment among their residents and to maintain peace and order, among other development concerns;
WHEREAS, the barangay, as a basic political unit, serves as the primary planning and implementing unit o government policies, plans and programs, projects and activities in the community;
WHEREAS, an Information and Reading Center is a basic facility expected of a barangay government;
WHEREAS, access to information about government programs and services particularly among the disadvantages sectors of society is critical in community empowerment, as well as in addressing poverty;
WHEREAS, poverty engenders criminality and other social ills that affect family life, community peace and harmony and productivity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, president of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law do hereby order.
SECTION 1. establishment of GABAY SA MAMAMAYAN AKSYON CENTERS – The Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Center shall be established in all barangays nationwide.
SEC. 2. OBJECTIVES. The Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Center shall be an integral part of the Information and Reading Center. It shall serve as the institutional link between the national government and the grassroots, ensuring the adequacy and accessibility of quality information about national government programs and services to the community residents.
SEC. 3. Manning of the Center. The Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Center shall be headed by the Punong Barangay. He may appoint, as Information Action Officers, the other members of the Sangguniang Barangay, Barangay Treasurer, Barangay Secretary, Chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan, members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa, and representatives of the Parents Teachers Association, Association of Senior Citizens, People’s Organizations, Non-government Organizations, and other community-based civic groups.
SEC. 4. Support of City and Municipal Governments. City and Municipal Governments shall provide administrative, technical and financial assistance to the Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Center.
SEC. 5. Support of National Government Agencies. National Government Agencies shall provide technical assistance through the conduct of trainings, ensure the supply of agency brochures and other reference materials responsive to the information needs of community residents through the Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Centers, and shall promote the said centers as convergence mechanisms for government services at the barangay level.
SEC. 6. Support of Private Sector Groups – Parents Teachers Associations, Associations of Senior Citizens, People’s Organizations, Non-government Organizations, and other community-based civic groups, who are committed to the spirit of volunteerism, are encouraged to provide technical assistance to the Aksyon Centers.
SEC. 7. Implementing Issuance – The Department of the Interior and Local Government shall issue the implementing issuance of the Executive Order not later that thirty (30) days upon approval hereof.
SEC. 8. Separability Clause – Any portion or provision of this Executive Order that may be declared unconstitutional shall not have the effect of nullifying the other portions or provisions that can still subsist and be given effect in their entirety.
SEC. 9. Repealing Clause – All orders, issuances and rules inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 10. Effectivity Clause – This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila this 30th day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and two.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALBERTTO G. ROMULO Executive Secretary
- Featured Barangay
- Sangali, Zamboanga City: During the Spanish time, Sang, a Chinese merchant decided to establish his business in one of the barrios in Zamboanga. This barrio has no name at that time and is located in the east coast. In the same place lived another businessman popularly known as Ali. The two businessmen became close friends and even treated each other as brothers. Sang had decided to put up permanently his business in the said place.
- Sang and Ali's business prospered and they were always seen together in their business ventures. Years had passed the people called them Sang-Ali. Finally the people named the place Sangali as what it is known today. Read More
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Alphabetical List of the Barangays of the Philippines.