The Committee on Local Governments in the House of Representatives has approved a proposal that seeks to extend the term of office of barangay officials from three to five years.
Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District) said the proposal was approved in the committee level before Congress went on recess, and was submitted to the Committee on Rules before it can go to the plenary for discussions.
Arnaiz, who chairs the Local Governments committee, said the proposal pushes for the conduct of the barangay elections on the last Monday of October 2015, and every five years thereafter.
Reports said that Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro) and Abante Mindanao Partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez have filed House Bill 5991 or the proposed term extension for barangay officials.
Arnaiz said that under the proposal, barangay officials will still enjoy a three-term limit with five years for every term.*JG
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