CSC accepts application for barangay official eligibility
This is a press release from the Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) encourages barangay officials who have completed their term of office on or after August 1, 2012 and who wish to continue their service to the government to apply for the Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE).
BOE is granted to elective barangay officials such as Punong Barangay/Barangay Captain, Regular Sangguniang Barangay Members, and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons; and to appointive barangay officials such as the Barangay Treasurers, and Barangay Secretaries who were appointed by the duly elected Punong Barangay.
The eligibility may be used for appointment to first level positions in the career service, except positions covered by board laws and/or those that require other special eligibilities as determined by the Commission, or those that require licenses such as those positions listed under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended.
The CSC emphasizes that eligibility is just one of the qualifications standards in order to qualify for a government post. Education, training, experience, and competency requirements should also be met.
The CSC reiterates that those barangay officials elected or appointed during the October 28, 2013 election and were given a hold over capacity by express provision of Republic Act No. 10923 are considered to have completed their term of office as of November 30, 2016 and may be granted BOE.
Furthermore, based on CSC Resolution No. 1601257, Sangguniang Barangay officials who assumed and completed their term of office based on the Rules of Succession provided under the Local Government Code of 1991 may be granted the BOE. Qualified officials are the following:
- An elected Sangguniang Barangay (SB) Member/Kagawad who assumed the post of Punong Barangay/Barangay Captain and completed the unexpired term of office of the Punong Barangay regardless of the number of days.
- An SK member who succeeded the SK Chairperson provided that the SK Chairperson-successor completed the term of office. The BOE may be granted if the assumption to office of the SK Chairperson-successor is within the allowable fifteen (15)-day deficiency period and if the permanent vacancy occurs within fifteen (15) days from start of term of office.
The CSC stresses that in case of permanent vacancies in Sanggunian which are filled not by automatic succession but by appointment made by the local chief executive, the appointed Sangguniang Barangay member will not be entitled to the BOE.
BOE applications should be submitted to the CSC Regional Office or Field Office having jurisdiction over the Barangay where an applicant has rendered services. The list of documentary requirements and application procedure are available on the CSC website.
In 2017, the CSC has conferred a total of 3,212 Barangay Official Eligibility. – Rappler.com