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*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 [[Punong Barangay - Chairman or Captain|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: [http://www.zamboanga.com/z/images/3/3d/Barangay%2C_The_local_government_code_of_the_Philippines.pdf The Local Government Code of The Philippines(Barangay)]
#*Another must to read is the 130 page [ http://www.zamboanga.com/z/images/6/6a/The_Local_Government_Code_of_the_Philippines.pdf R.A. 7160 (AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991)]
**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. It 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.