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.
List of the 17 Regions in the Philippines
National - Capital Region ● I - Ilocos ● II - Cagayan ● III - C. Luzon ● IV-A - Calabarzon ● IV-B - Mimaropa ● V - Bicol ● VI - W. Visayas ● VII - C. Visayas ● VIII - E. Visayas ● IX - Zamboanga ● X - N. Mindanao ● XI - Davao ● XII - Soccsksargen ● XIII - Caraga ● XIV - CAR ● XV - BARMM
Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.
- Minimize corruption and maximize prosperity with a Guarantee of One Senator per Region. They divided the Philippines into REGIONS, but kept SENATORIAL representation national with no accountability to any regions.. No wonder many regions remain poor. Petition for a regional senatorial election. All regions will have senatorial representation.
Barangays of the Philippines in an Alphabetical List
- As of December 31, 2018 the The Philippines Statistics Authority declared that there are 17 Regions, 81 Provinces, 145 Cities, 1,489 Municipalities and 42,046 Barangays. 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. It is the smallest government unit in the Philippines. Each barangay has its Chairman (captain) and council who are elected into office every three years by popular vote of the community registered voters.
- Take the time to read the 76 pages of: The Local Government Code of The Philippines(Barangay)
- Another must to read is the 130 page R.A. 7160 (AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991) which was extracted from the original Republic Act 7160
- The barangay is divided into Puroks (English: District), also known as zone. It is a political subdivision of a barangay. It is the smallest unit of governance in the Philippines led by a barangay councilor appointed to lead the purok. The purok is not considered as a local government unit.
- It is unfortunate that the Dept of Tourism(DOT) and other governmental agencies do not promote the name of the barangay. Only the name of the municipality/city or province is mentioned.
- Even most business do not put the name of the barangay on their webpages, business cards, business letters and banners. What they seem to forget is the fact that they can't get or renew a business license without first getting a barangay clearance. Yes even companies like PLDT, BPI, SMmall or PAL. Now that is a shame.
- Even the president of the Philippines intentionally or unintentionally ignores the barangay. The Malacañang palace is located within a barangay. The barangay of Barangay 643, San Miguel, Manila. But the official address of Malacañang does not mention the name of Barangay 643, it only shows this:
Current Address shows:
The address should be this:
- In 2009 the official webpages of municipalities and cities do not have the barangay name in their addresses. We have been sending them emails asking them to include the barangay name in the address. Because of this there are now more and more cities and municipalities actually using the barangay name. However, there are still those hardheaded mayors who simply ignore the barangay where their cityhall or muncipality hall is located in.
- Help update the webpage of the barangay you grew up in. Send your updates via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Via Facebook by posting your updates or pictures to the OBI Facebook Page
- No to Federalism. Instead have a senatorial representation for each region of the Philippines. The biggest complaints of the pro-federalism people is the "supposedly unequal budget distribution" and that the budget system is centralized. This is so untrue.
As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH! The barnagays need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain. Since 1991 the budget system has been DECENTRALIZED. Wake up barangays!
A new anti-dynasty Republic Act 10742 for the SK has been passed last January 15, 2016. This is the anti-dynasty law for SKs. Candidates "must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent elected national official or to any incumbent elected regional, provincial, city, municipal, or barangay official, in the locality where he or she seeks to be elected, and must not have been convicted by final judgment of any crime involving moral turpitude."
Last March 21, 2018 senate bill 1765 (Anti-Dynasty law) was presented to President Duterte for approval. So far the president is ignoring this bill. If he signed it on time the 2019 election year will be void of relatives running within the same LGU. So this is a wait and see as to why president Duterte refuses to sign the anti-dynasty bill. ---
Click on the first letter of the Barangay's name or Narrow it down to the first few letters of the Barangay's Name
Since 1997 Zamboanga.com has been trying to convince all the municipalities, cities and provinces to mention the name of the barangay where the municipality hall, city hall and provincial capitol is located in. We even wrote letters to the president requesting that the Malacañang palace shows the name of the barangay where it is in. Zamboanga.com is about the barangays of the Philippines.
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- 2018 barangay election master list: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/barangay-officials-directory/masterlist
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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