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Barangay in numbers

Here are some interesting figures that you need to know about the upcoming barangay elections

MANILA, Philippines – It’s all systems go for the nationwide barangay elections on Monday, October 28.

This election is the 7th barangay poll under the 1987 Constitution, and the first that is not synchronized with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections since 2002.

(READ: President signs law postponing SK elections)

By this time, certain election bans are already in place, while liquor ban will be implemented a day before the elections.

(READ: Barangay elections: Know what’s banned, and more)

Here are some more interesting figures that you need to know about the upcoming barangay elections.

42,028

total number of barangays in the country

4,390

most number of barangays in a region (Region 8)

1,901

most number of barangays in a province (Iloilo)

897

most number of barangays in a city (Manila)

119

most number of barangays in a municipality (Miagao, Iloilo)

On the elections:

Oct. 28

date of this year’s barangay elections

Nov. 25

date of barangay elections in Zamboanga City and Bohol

54,051,626

total number of registered voters in the country for this year’s barangay elections

7,475,286

most number of registered voters in a region (Region 4A)

521,836

most number of registered voters in a district (Rizal, 1st district)

94,124

total number of candidates for barangay captain nationwide

715,012

total number of candidates for barangay kagawad nationwide

42,028

total number of available seats for the position of barangay captain nationwide

294,196

total number of available seats for the position of barangay kagawad nationwide

On population:

2,000

minimum required number of residents needed to create a barangay in component cities and in municipalities

5,000

minimum required number of residents needed to create a barangay in Metro Manila and in highly urbanized cities

243,890

most number of residents in a barangay as of 2010 census (Bgy 176, Caloocan City)

On elected officials:

8

number of elected officials (1 barangay captain, 7 barangay kagawad)

3

years of term in office of officials (the Local Government Code originally provided for a 3-year term, which was extended to 5 years in 1998 via RA 8524, and was reverted to 3 years in 2002 via RA 9164)

18

minimum age to run for barangay official

On the budget:

20%

percentage of internal revenue allotment (IRA) that goes to barangays. P80,000 will be allotted for each barangay with 100 or more residents, and the balance is allocated depending on population (60%) and equal sharing (40%)

P68.3 billion

proposed IRA for barangays in 2014

P60.5 billion

IRA for barangays in 2013

P89,781,904

highest amount of IRA given to a barangay in 2013 (Bgy 176, Caloocan City)

-with Michael Bueza/Rappler.com

Sources: Rappler news reports, Local Government Code of the Philippines, Commission on Elections, Department of Budget and Management, Department of the Interior and Local Government

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