Thursday, September 27, 2007

DILG to local execs: Ensure turnover of barangay records

By: Jun Icban-Legaspi - Journal online

IN view of the forthcoming synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Oct. 29, 2007, Secretary Ronaldo Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on all city and municipal mayors to ensure the proper turnover of all financial records and property inventory in the barangay by the outgoing punong barangays before the assumption to office of the incoming barangay officials.

Puno, in a memorandum issued through Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero, reiterated a memorandum circular issued by the department earlier, enjoining all city and municipal mayors to direct their respective punong barangays to conduct property, financial and records inventories, and turn-over the same to the incoming punong barangays on or before their assumption to office.

“As city and municipal mayors have a supervisory role over barangays, they are expected to make sure that outgoing punong barangays under them should effect a proper turnover of records, properties and equipment,” he said.

Earlier, the DILG issued Memorandum Circular 2002-122 which provides for the systematic and smooth turnover of records and properties by the outgoing punong barangays.

The DILG secretary said all outgoing barangay officials, as the primary accountable officers for all government property assigned or issued to his office, shall also be required to secure property clearance from the barangay treasurer, who shall in turn secure the same from the incoming punong barangay.

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