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Duterte vows to file charges vs underperforming barangay execs

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:28 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an audit of barangay captains will be conducted and those who don't meet his standards will face charges for 'incompetence'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of around 2,000 newly-elected barangay chairpersons in the entire Northern Mindanao region. The ceremony was held at the Atrium Convention Center in Cagayan de Oro City on June 25, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order

 Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before the newly-elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City, during their oath-taking at Naga City Hall on Monday, June 18, 2018. VP Leni also led the SK officials in their oath of office.  In her message, the Vice President urged the barangay and SK officials to remain true to their task of serving their communities. (Photo by OVP)

Robredo wants to extend barangay officials' terms to 5 years

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'

TERM EXTENSION? Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath-taking of newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Naga City on June 18, 2018. Photo by OVP

CSC accepts application for barangay official eligibility

May 31, 2018 - 8:31 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Service Commission encourages former barangay officials to apply for Barangay Official Eligibility

Dead candidate wins as barangay chief in Samar

May 21, 2018 - 10:36 PM

After he was ambushed by alleged private armed groups on April 26, Christopher Branzuela's name was still listed as a candidate in Barangay Catabunan in Calbayog City

WHAT TO DO? The Comelec office in Calbayog City says it is awaiting a resolution from the central office in Manila on what to do with Barangay Catabunan, where the dead candidate won as barangay chairperson during the May 14 elections. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Albayalde admits re-election of barangay bets casts doubt on PDEA drug list

May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's probably, first, the voters don't believe the list, or maybe the allegations against these officials are not true,' says the PNP chief

DRUG LIST WRONG? PNP chief Albayalde says the PDEA drug list needs further validation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won't clear your name

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Albayalde in a Camp Crame interview with Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pera’t kapangyarihan: 5 bagay na ipinagkakatiwala natin sa mga halal sa barangay

May 14, 2018 - 6:00 AM

Bago natin ihalal ang tambay na kapitbahay o ang bagitong ambisyoso sa Mayo 14, alamin muna kung gaano kalaking kapangyarihan at pondo ang ipagkakatiwala natin sa kanila

PAGHAHANDA. Nililinis ng mga tauhan ng treasurer’s office ng Quezon City Hall ang lumang ballot boxes na gagamitin sa barangay at Sangguniang Kabataan elections sa Lunes, Mayo 14, 2018, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao City barangay captain killed in raid

May 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) Police say Antonio Guatno, captain of Barangay Pangyan in Davao City, was shot after he aimed a gun at the raiding team

First of 207: PDEA files drug charges vs captain in barangay drug list

May 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The PDEA accuses Barangay Captain Alvin Mañalac of Tinajeros, Malabon of failing to report a drug den and submitting incomplete drug watch lists

FIRST CASE. The PDEA presents its first case against an official in its controversial drug list. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 - 10:54 AM

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PNP to ‘Tokhang’ barangay officials in PDEA drug list

May 10, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The call for the barangay officials' surrender and rehabilitation comes amid possible oversights in PDEA's intelligence work

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Funds and power: 5 things we entrust the barangay officials we elect

May 10, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Before we elect the neighborhood 'tambay' or the ambitious political startup on May 14, know how much funds and powers we're entrusting them with

PREPARATIONS. Personnel of the treasurer’s office of Quezon City Hall clean old ballot boxes that will be used for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday, May 14, 2018, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA drug list includes councilor shot dead in 2017

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio has been dead for over a year already and was not part of the local police's drug watchlist

League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'

May 01, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis

'VALIDATED'. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino insists that the drugs list is accurate despite a current lack of evidence to win convictions before courts. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

If drug list wrong, PDEA to apologize: 'Kami ay tao lang'

May 01, 2018 - 4:40 PM

'Kung nagkataon talagang mali, eh siyempre lahat naman tayo ay tao lang at nagkakamali, 'di ba? We will try to ask [for] an apology,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

CHR to PDEA: Go for long-term fix vs drugs, don't just release names

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:40 PM

'Tungkulin ng [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency] na maghanap ng long-term, sustainable solution... imbis na maglabas ng mga pangalan na kapos sa ebidensya,' says the Commission on Human Rights

DRUG LIST OUT. Four days before the campaign period for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino (2nd-left), DILG-OIC, Retired AFP chief Eduardo Ano (2nd-right), Congressman Barbers (left) and ADB Sec. Catalino Cuy (right) shows a list of 207 barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs, during press conference at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City on Monday, April 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA drug list: More than 200 barangay officials linked to illegal drugs

Apr 30, 2018 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a summary of how many barangay officials are on PDEA's list per province and Metro Manila city.

PUBLIC ACCUSATION. PDEA and DILG chiefs pose with the infamous drug list at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Mike Taboy

PDEA names hundreds of barangay officials linked to drugs

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The PDEA admits, however, they don't hold enough evidence to prove their public allegations before the courts – at least not yet

PDEA CHIEF. Aaron Aquino led the release of the barangay drug list at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA, DILG insist: Barangay drug list not a hit list

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:29 AM

'There's no truth that it will serve as a hit list. It will not,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

NARCO-LIST OUT. PDEA Director Aaro Aquino during the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs meeting and press conference on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon Citry. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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NIGHT NO MORE. PNP bans Oplan Tokhang from being conducted at night. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imee rallies support for a 'Marcos in the Senate' in 2019

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'Dahil sa protesta ni Bongbong na napakatagal, baka mapilitan 'yung isa sa amin na tumakbo para sa national office,' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos tells Cagayan barangay officials

EARLY START. Barangay officials dressed in 'Marcos Latta (Marcos Pa Rin)' welcome Imee Marcos during her visit to the 15th Liga ng Mga Barangay -Cagayan Congress in Clark, Pampanga. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Calbayog barangay chiefs mull resignation amid threats of killings

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

‘We want to go back to our peaceful and happy life. We are appealing to our authorities to do something to stop these killings.’

Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

POSTPONE AGAIN? Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a bill to postpone village and youth polls yet again until 2020, and seeks to allow the President to appoint OICs by October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

UPDATED Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators

BARANGAY POLLS. Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he will discuss the administration's proposal to reset the Duterte barangay elections with other senators. File photo from Senate PRIB

Scam alert: DILG warns against barangay appointments for a fee

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:38 AM

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno says the authorities know the locations and will apprehend the extortionist He asks those who have fallen victim to testify

Palace to Binay: Consider budget in raising village execs' pay

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says Binay s proposal to give regular compensation to barangay officials must be carefully studied

In Iloilo, barangay officials go after remiss taxpayers

Sep 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM

To double its real property tax collection Iloilo province gives barangay officials this incentive: the higher a barangay s collection the more funds it gets as share

TAX COLLECTORS. The Iloilo provincial government taps village officials to go after delinquent real property taxpayers and double its collection for the year. Photo from iloilo.net.ph

Perks of barangay officials

Oct 25, 2013 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Know what the benefits of seeking barangay positions are

Barangay officials want term extensions - again

Sep 27, 2012 - 9:37 PM

In their national convention the Liga ng mga Barangay pushes for benefits and term extension from national leaders in exchange for their support in the 2013 elections