Sunday, January 3, 2010

History of Barangay

Welcome to a journey, an extra-ordinary experience and rendezvous with amazing and distinguished breed of men and women who committed themselves to public service to a handful of inhabitants in a small landmass called Manuyo Dos. Come, join me as we embark to a brief “FLASHBACK’ as to the origin of Barangays in the annals of Philippine history.

Long before the Spanish “Conquistadores” set foot on the shores of the Philippine Islands and the establishment of Spanish Colonialism, our islands were composed of many settlements and villages each referred to as “Barangays”. Each Barangay was a community of more or less 50 to 100 families and has its linguistic roots in the Malayan word “Balangay” which means “boat”. Balangay supports contemporary theories on the origins of the Philippine people, that being, each original coastal Barangay formed as a result of a single or a group of colonist boat(s) arrival from another place of Malayan origin.

Each Barangay unit was ruled by a tribal chief called a Datu. In other areas, Barangay chiefs were called as Hadji, Sultan or Rajah, this usually being determined by the cultural origin of the Barangay unit, or the religious conversion of its people. Each chief carried the complete governmental authority on his shoulders and was responsible as law giver, judge, military head and chief executive. The chief was always assisted by a council of elders known as “Maginoos”. Datu selection was made by inheritance of title, wisdom based on experience and previous action record, wealth or combat ability.

Unwritten laws consisting of traditions and customs that were passed from generation to generation held great respect and widespread adherence. Even to this day the adherence to tradition can be plainly seen amongst the Filipino people.

There are two well known pre-Spanish written law codes, the first being the “Maragtas Code”, often reported to have been written in approximately 1250 A.D. by Datu Sumakwel of Panay. The second often reported to have been written approximately 1433 A.D. by Datu Kalantiaw, also of Panay.

The Blood Compact of March 1565 between Legaspi and Sikatuna formalized the autonomous nationality of Islas Filipinas. Four years later, King Philip II issued a royal decree creating the office of the Governor General. Since then the Spaniards established a highly centralized form of government with a more complex system of local government administration.

Groups of Barangays were consolidated into “Pueblos” or towns and placed under the administration of a Gobernadorcillo, pueblos in turn were grouped into provinces and placed under the supervision of the Alcalde Mayor. The Barangays which existed before Magellan discovered the Philippines were, however, allowed to continue its political functions but with limited powers for its rulers.

In 1609, Antonio de Morga reported in his Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas that the Governor-General appointed many local officials throughout the islands to carry on the reins of government and justice, and for military matters. The “Encomienda System” was also introduced to reward deserving persons, to receive and enjoy for themselves the tributes of the natives assigned to them. The “Encomienderos” were, in turn, in charge of providing security and temporal matters of defending the areas where the Encomienda should be granted.

The Cabeza de Barangay, head of each barrio or local unit, were afforded special political privileges throughout the more than 300 years of Spanish rule. According to Governor Raon’s “Ordinances of Good Government” promulgated in 1768, the Gobernadorcillo would be elected in the beginning of each year by the outgoing Gobernadorcillo and 12 senior Cabezas de Barangay.

This provision was carried over in the Royal Decree of October 5, 1847 otherwise called the Municipal Election Law and slightly modified under the Maura Law of 1893 where the members of the Municipal Tribunal, constituted by the town executive and four Tenientes, were chosen by 12 electors, six of which were former Cabezas de Barangay.

The American Regime:

The foundations for an adequate local administration were laid in President William McKinley’s Instructions of April 1900 to the 2nd Philippine Commission, which was directed “to devout their attention in the first instance to the establishment of municipal governments in which natives of the islands, both in the cities and rural communities, shall be afforded the opportunity to manage their own local affairs to the fullest extent of which they are capable, and subject to the least degree of supervision and control which a careful study of their capacities and observation of the working native control show to be consistent with the maintenance of law, order, and loyalty. Pursuant to this directive, the 2nd Philippine Commission forwarded a report which was enacted into law on January 31, 1901 by virtue of Act No. 82, otherwise known as the Municipal Code. Soon after, on September 1, 1901 Governor General Howard Taft organized the Department of Interior to oversee the affairs of the local government units.

The system of barrio representation was subsequently incorporated in the Administrative Code of 1916 (Public Act 2657) and the Revised Administrative Code of 1917 (P.A. 2711) through the approval of Governor Francis Burton Harrison. The assignment of barrios and districts to Municipal Councilors were provided and the duties of the Barrio Lieutenant were defined. The revised Administrative Code also granted discretionary legislative power to the Municipal Councils to insure the life of all Barrio Lieutenants against accidents, murders or assault, for a sum not exceeding P1,000.00.

The first significant legislation by the Philippine Congress concerning barrio administration is Senate Bill No. 372 which became Republic Act 1245 which provided for the election of Barrio Lieutenants and Vice-Barrio Lieutenants by qualified residents of the barrio.

On September 9, 1955, Republic Act No. 1408 was enacted by the Philippine Congress, the barrio council became the smallest unit of government and greater powers and responsibilities were granted to it. On January 6, 1956, Executive Order No. 156 was issued by President Ramon Magsaysay creating the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Community Development (PACD). Under this Executive Order, the Presidential Assistant is mandated to act for and in behalf of the President in all matters pertaining to community development.

Rural Councils, the forerunner of the present Sangguniang Barangay, were first constituted on November 13, 1931 under the administration of Gov. Dwight Davies by virtue of Act 3861 of the Philippine Legislature which provided for the organization of a Council composed of a Barrio Lieutenant and such number of Vice-Barrio Lieutenants as there were sitios to assist the former in the discharge of his duties.

Republic Act 3590, otherwise known as the “Revised Barrio Charter” was signed into law by Pres. Diosdado Macapagal on June 22, 1963. This legislation amends R.A. 2370 and expands the scope of barrio power. Membership in the Council is increased to include a Barrio Captain and six Councilmen.

Other laws affecting barrio governance were enacted between 1966 and 1970 – Republic Act 4709 (June 18,1966) R.A. 4898 (June 17, 1067), R.A. 5185 (September 12, 1967), R.A. 5676 (August 13, 1969), R.A. 6054 (August 4, 1969) and R.A. 6128 (June 17, 1970).

Immediately after the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, General Order No. 3 of the President was issued, ordaining “all barrios throughout the land to continue to function under the present officers and employees in accordance with existing laws. Letter of Implementation No. 7 dated November 1972 was later issued creating the Department of Local Government and Community Development (DLGCD) to implement the Integrated Reorganization Plan of the government under Presidential Decree No. 1. There were no less than 20 decrees promulgated by President Ferdinand E. Marcos affecting barrio governance after Proclamation 1081.

The last Barangay election held before 1081 was on January 1972, by virtue of Commission on Elections Resolution 1069 promulgated on December 14, 1971. This election was followed after a lapse of ten years, when Parliamentary Bill 2125 was filed at the Batasan Pambansa calling for the suffrage. The bill was enacted into law on March 23, 1982 and approved by the President on March 25, 1982 as Batas Pambansa 222, otherwise known as the “Election Act of 1982. Term of office was increased from 4 years to six years. Election Day was set on May 17, 1982 and the term of office of Barangay Officials commenced on June 7, 1982.

On April 9, 1981, Letter of Instruction 134 was issued to define the functions and establish staffing patterns and compensation scheme, of the National Barangay Operations Office. The Administration Code of 1987 incorporated the functions of the NBOO in Section 16 Chapter 4, Title XII thereof.

Under the New Local Government Code, the name Pambansang Katipunan ng Mga Barangay is changed to Liga ng Mga Barangay and this is organized for the primary purpose of determining the representation of the liga in the sanggunian and for ventilating, articulating and crystallizing issues affecting barangay administration and securing through proper and legal means, solution thereto.

The Declaration of Principles and State Policies of the framers of 1987 Constitution chosen by President Corazon C. Aquino, provides that “the state shall ensure the autonomy of the local governments”. Another section states that “the territorial and political subdivisions of the Republic of the Philippines are the provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays. This provision also appeared in the 1973 Constitution except for the last word wherein the word “barrios” was used. Section 3 of Article X mandates the enactment of the Local Government Code which shall “provide for a more progressive and accountable government structure, instituted through a system of decentralization, with effective mechanism of recall, initiative, and referendum, allocate among the different local government units their powers, responsibilities and resources, and provide for the qualifications, election, appointment and removal, term, salaries, powers and functions and duties of local officials and all other matters relating to the organizations and operation of the local units. The New Philippine Constitution was ratified on February 2, 1987. After two years of the ratification, the Local Government Code of 1991 or R.A. 7160 was signed into law by President Corazon C. Aquino on October 10, 1991. Later, on June of the same year, the Katarungang Pambarangay Rules implementing Chapter 7 of the Local Government Code was issued by the Department of Justice.

On the 3rd day of April, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Eight, the then strongman President Ferdinand E. Marcos, signed into law, Decree 1331 creating BARANGAY MANUYO DOS in the MUNICIPALITY OF LAS PIÑAS, METRO-MANILA. The following subdivisions known as Canaynay, Olivarez-Guevarra and Gatchalian in Barangay Manuyo, is hereby detached and separated there from to form and constitute into a distinct and independent barangay which is created to be known as Barangay Manuyo Dos without affecting in any manner the legal existence of the mother barangay.

Barangay Manuyo Dos is bounded on the North by Balong Creek (along Don Jose Court Subdivision in Parañaque), on the East by Tungtong Creek (along San Antonio Valley Subdivision 6, 12, 13 in Parañaque), on the West by the Las Piñas River and Marulas Creek and on the South by CAA Compound, Airmen”s Village (Pulanglupa Dos) up to the Las Piñas Estate perimeter fence. Today, other subdivisions mushroomed namely Veraville-Richmond, Veraville-Regency, Green Valley Compound, De la Cruz Compound, and Phase 10 which is on the gateway to C5 and lastly Phase 5 BF Martinville.

The Barangay has an area of One Hundred Eighty-Seven point Eighty-Nine hectares (187.89 has.) and has a population of Twenty Six Thousand Ninety-Four (26,094). The number of registered voters in the 29 October 2007 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections was Ten Thousand Five Hundred Sixty One (10,561), with 66 Precincts.

The last barangay election held before the declaration of Martial Law was on January 9,1972, by virtue of Commission on Elections Resolution 1069 promulgated on December 14, 1971. This election was followed after a lapse of ten years, when Parliamentary Bill 2125 was filed at the Batasang Pambansa calling for the election of barangay officials.



The following Officials were appointed from 1978 to 1982.

Brgy. Chairman: Vidal Villegas
Kgd. Evelyn Chua
Kgd. Zenaida Fabregas
Kgd. Santiago Salmorin
Kgd. Raul Olivarez
Kgd. Johnny Honorio
Secretary: Adelaida Diez
Treasurer:
SK Chairman: Rey Villegas

May 17, 1982 –1986 under Mayor Filemon Aguilar
Punong Barangay: Vidal Villegas


Kagawad:

Kgd. Evelyn Chua
Kgd. Moises Lazo, Jr.
Kgd. Demetria Alday
Kgd. Zenaida Fabregas
Kgd. Santiago Salmorin
Kgd. Raul Olivarez
Secretary: Edilberto Gabriel
Treasurer: Juan Lopez
SK: Bernadita Lopez

The preceeding personalities were the same officials elected in 1982 with a term of 6 years, but in the wake of the EDSA Revolution in February 25, 1986, when Corazon C. Aquino was installed and the Marcoses fled the country, incumbent barangay officials, particularly the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, were replaced by Officers In-Charge.


1987 Under OIC
Mayor Fred Juntilla

Brgy. Chairman: Demetria C. Alday
Vice-Chairman: Vidal Villegas

1988 Under Mayor Rizalino Riguera
(ALL APPOINTEES)


Brgy. Chairman: Moises Lazo, Jr.

Kgd. Zenaida Fabregas
Kgd. Edilberto Gabriel
Kgd. Oscar Peña
Kgd. Julita Evangelista
Kgd. Augusto David

1988 – 1994 Barangay Officials

Brgy. Chairman Oscar Peña

Kgd. Demetria Alday
Kgd. Vidal Villegas
Kgd. Moises R. Lazo, Jr.
Kgd. Melecio Evangelista
Kgd.. Pastor Tecson
Kgd. Augusto David
Kgd. Alfredo Paraiso
Secretary: Boying Arellano
Treasurer: Joey Stone
SK Chairman Jojo Reyes

Kgd. Victor Macalincag
Secretary: Rafael Majistrado
Treasurer: Nestor Estrope

1994 – 1997 Barangay Officials

Brgy. Chairman Demetria C. Alday

Kgd. Moises Lazo, Jr.
Kgd. Robert G. Nery, Jr.
Kgd. Delia Borbon
Kgd. Melecio Evengelista
Kgd. Augusto David
Kgd. Cesar Torres
Kgd. Melanie Eugenio
Secretary: Rogelio Tan
Treasurer: Prima S. Maullon
SK Chairman Maila Ramos

1997 – 2002 Barangay Officials

Brgy. Chairman Demetria Alday

Kgd. Robert G. Nery, Jr.
Kgd. Pastor Tecson
Kgd. Cesar Torres
Kgd. Alejandro Angeles
Kgd. Melecio Evangelista
Kgd. Norberto Ani
Kgd. Delia Borbon
Secretary: Rogelio Tan
Treasurer: Prima Maullon
SK Chairman Reo Christian Olbes


2002 Barangay Officials

( July 15, 2002, assumed Office 14 August 2002)
Brgy. Chairman Robert G. Nery, Jr.

Kgd. Elizabeth D. Ani (Appointed 2003 to replace deceased Kgd. Norberto Ani)
Kgd. Moises R. Lazo, Jr.
Kgd. Gregorio C. De la Cruz
Kgd. Alejandro C. Angeles
Kgd. Pastor T. Tecson
Kgd. Julita P. Evangelista
Kgd. Cesar R. Torres
SK Chairman Edmonn John M. Del Carmen
Secretary Eduardo R. Timbungco
Treasurer Cecilio E. Apostol

2007-Up to Present Barangay Officials
( assumed Office 1 December 2007)


Brgy. Chairman Gil M. Galvez

Kgd. Rodrigo G. Avisado
Kgd. Gregorio C. De la Cruz
Kgd. Alejandro C. AngelesJr.
Kgd. Pastor T. Tecson
Kgd. Moises R. Lazo Jr.
Kgd. Jesus A. Matienzo
Kgd. Alberto L. Soria
SK Chairman Matthew James N. David
Secretary Eduardo R. Timbungco
Treasurer Cecilio E. Apostol
Administrator Cesar R. Torres


2009 Lupon Tagapamayapa

Mr. Emmanuel Magat Ms. Marjorie Taleon
Ms. Lourdes Linasan Mr. Enrique Candelaria
Mr. Arcadio Releñas Mr. Ernesto Rodriguez
Mr. Percival Lopinac Mr. Alex Pioquid
Mr. Mario Ramos Mr. Joseph Dela Vega
ROLANDO BUENAVENTURA/ DANILO CUSTODIO/ BONIFACIO MAGPANTAY
(SERVED UNDER STEWARDSHIP OF CHAIRMAN ROBERT G. NERY JR.)

2009 Barangay Tanod

Noe Florentino- Barangay EX-O Espridion Tongco-Investigator Ronilo Sacdalan Jun Parcon Dominguito Vargas Mariano Gonzales Edward Chavez Domingo Alvarez
Leo Dumdum Enrique Saludar Rosario Alaro
Reynaldo Salvador Evelyn Biong Bernie Centeno Salvador Barnido Guillermo Bernas


(THE FOLLOWING BRGY. POLICE SERVED UNDER STEWARDSHIP OF CHAIRMAN ROBERT G. NERY JR.)
Alberto L. Soria- Barangay EX-O Rodney T. Lim- Brgy. Investigator Teodorico Arevalo Jr. Louie Valera Ademar Lupango
Meliton Flores Jr. Resty L. Bacudio Mariano Gonzales
Edwin C. Ordoñez Espiridion Tongco Robert Belonio
Rogelio Ario Pedro Nudalo Reynaldo Potoy Domingo Alvarez Andy Tecson Wilfredo Orcullo
Evelyn Biong Bernie Centeno Salvador Barnido Guillermo Bernas Leo Dumdum Oscar Jasareno


F i r e B r i g a d e
Gatchalian Fire Sub-Station

Insp. Anthony Gray- Station Commander
SF02 Rey Campos- Assistant Station Commander
F/Aide Jonathan Dempo, F02 Gary Tabaniag, FO3 Armando Guevarra,
F03 Arturo Jalapa, Jr., F01 Karl Jeffree Campanan, F/Aide Mark Allen Dela Cruz
and SF02 Resplendor Sanchez

Barangay Health Personnel

Physician

Dr. Eliezer Natividad (1997-2002)
Dr. Marianne Vivo (2002-2004)
Dr. Cornelio Carandang (2004-2007)
Dr. Kristine Nicolas (2007-2009)
Dr. Maria Teresita Chua (2009-up to present)

Midwife

Nelia Condeno (1993 to present)
Noemi Musico (1992-2004)
Jocelyn Aguilar (2004-)
Lea B. Tagamtam

Dentist

Dr. Maria Castora Bonoan-Dela Cruz (1999-2008)
Dr. Sarah Jane Perfecto (2009)

Nurse
Grace Aranda (2002-2004)
Irene Sayo (2004-present)
Sonia E. Diño

Staff

Beverly Tiu
Editha Bongado

Barangay Health Volunteer (BHV)

Rosalinda R. Balancio
Cecilia Manuel
Zenaida Laborte
Violeta Gerez
Erlinda Caranza

Senior Citizen’s Circle

President : Marjorie Taleon
Vice-President : Leonides Alves
Secretary : Carmen Sangalang
Treasurer : Maura Soriano
Asst. Treasurer : Rita Villahermosa
Auditor : Emma Palec
P.R.O : Teofila Villacorte
Treasurer Damayan : Leonida Quijano



Punong barangay Gil M. Galvez with Lt.George Tilos Precinct 8 Commander and the PNP Contingent

A C H I E V E M E N T S
 INFRASTRUCTURE
 PEACE & ORDER
 HEALTH SANITATION
 LIVELIHOOD
 CAPABILITY BUILDING
 RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
 DRUGS
 KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY
 OTHERS


The first government edifice erected was during the term of the late Punong Barangay Vidal Villegas shared by the Barangay and the Health Center. Later, in the year 2000, Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar built a 2-storey Barangay Hall adjacent to the old building and the space vacated by the Barangay was converted into Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) classrooms and the Barangay Health Center.

In the year 2002 when Punong Barangay Robert G. Nery, Jr, assumed into office, a Library was installed by Congw. C.A. Villar and the National Library, for the benefit of the students of Manuyo Dos. Again later, the dilapidated Day-Care Center was razed at Green Valley and thru the efforts of Punong Barangay Bong Nery and the Council, thru the kindness of Mayor Aguilar, the former Day-Care Center has grown into a 2-storey building, the Center occupying the ground floor while the TESDA is up on the second floor.


Meanwhile, the space vacated by TESDA was divided and converted into a larger Library, SK Office and Gabay sa Mamamayan Aksyon Center (GMAC) while the other portion, the Bulwagan ng Katarungang Pambarangay and the Senior Citizens’ Office. The Barangay Hall was also renovated to add more office space to accommodate more people to better-off services being rendered to its constituents. When Punong Barangay Gil M. Galvez was installed into office in 1 December 2007, he built a mini-gym at the back of the Barangay Hall and now it is being used as a function hall and waiting shed for mothers and nannies waiting for the children studying at the nearby school. A canopy was built infront of the Hall, the Peace & Order Office and the Barangay Health Center was renovated at the same time.

Thru the courtesy of Congw. Cynthia A. Villar, a fire station was built near the Health Center, housing the fire truck and the members of the Bureau of Fire Protection. Meanwhile, Mayor “Nene” Aguilar built a new high school adjacent to the Phase 4&5 covered court and the Gonzalo Gatchalian Elementary School.. This is now called the National High School, Gatchalian Annex. Again, Punong Barangay Gil M. Galvez donated 16 rotary standard fans and wash basins for the new high school. Meanwhile, Richmond-Veraville and De La Cruz Compound received one (1) shallow well each while Green Valley Compound received two (2) shallow wells!

Congressman-to-be Mark A. Villar, in coordination with the Barangay Council has taken-over the reins of CAV’s project “SAGIP-BUKAS”, wherein he inducted High School and Elementary students as Officers of the Organization. He also distributed dental health products to school children for CAV’s “NGITING MAGANDA”. “SAGIP-ILOG” is another environmental project, dredging creeks, rivers and waterways and planting bamboos along its banks. On the other hand, the Barangay Health Center focuses their services on Maternal & Child Health, specifically, family planning, Post Partum, Pre-natal, Immunization of mothers, and Under-Five clinic (Immunization/control of diarrheal diseases and vitamin A implementation and de-worming. For Tuberculosis Control, screening of positive patient and Medication of adults and children. Regular consultation are scheduled on Wednesday for children and Tuesday/Thursday – Pre-natal Check-up. Dental Clinic on Mondays thru Fridays and eye examinations every 3 months! Civic organizations and other NGO’s like the Catholic Womens’ League and the Knights of Columbus, in coordination with the Barangay, conduct annual projects such as Medical-Dental Missions and Operation Tule”!

Also in early 2009, Marquez Street was made into a Friendship Route, opening the gate to C-5 Extension! Concerned parties constructed a guardhouse, installed lumenaires, security people and asphalt-overlay the dirt road. Later, the DPWH asphalt-overlay with squaring and patching Marquez Street and other access roads. Now, Las Piñeros enjoy the short-cut to Sucat Road and SM!

In order to enhance the capabilities of the Barangay Officials and staff, they were ushered to seminars such as:

1. Community Volunteers Training
May 2008 Barangay Hall

2. Barangay Fire Safety and First Aid
2008 Verdant Court
3. CEDAW ng Bayan – Yaman ng Kababaihan
2008 Manuyo Dos Covered Court
4. Seminar on Barangay Government Administration and Organization and Institutionalization of Barangay-Based Institution and Functionaries in the City of Las Pinas
10-12 July2008 Oxford Hotel, Clarkfield, Angeles City Pampanga
5. DSWD Orientation and Distribution of Family Access Cards
17 July 2008 Covered Court
6. Effective Techniques in Developing Literature Appreciation and Reading Guidance among the Children and Youth.
26 September 2008 National Library, T.M. Kalaw, Manila
7. Public Libraries: Moving on for more effective services.
October 27-28, 2008 National Library, T.M. Kalaw, Manila
8. Violence Against Women & Children RA 9262
27 January 2009 Mini-Gym
9. Collection Management: Current Trends, Practices and Future Directions
May 6-8, 2009 New Washington, Aklan
10. Budgeting and Planning Seminar
July 9-11, 2009 Venus Parkview Hotel, Baguio City
11. Easy Ways to Effective Story Telling Tools and Techniques
July 24, 2009 National Library, T. M. Kalaw, Manila
12. Barangay EXPO SM Megamall
2009
13. “Prevention of Dengue Seminar”
20O9 FMDVAI Conference Room


On Livelihood, the Arellano University students under Mrs. Flora Matienzo, conducted “Food Processing Seminars” for the Green Valley Compound constituents and “Dishwashing Liquid” and Detergent Powder Making” at the Mini-Gym facility under the Chairmanship of Kgd. Jesus Matienzo. On 5 September 2009, TESDA instructors Ailene Cortes, Maricel Buhain, Jane Caballero and Imelda Caguite conducted a one-day seminar on “Food Processing” of Pickles, Tocino, Longanisa, Kikiam and Chicken Ham for Purok Cinco constituents, under the chairmanship of Kgd. Pastor Tecson.

On DRUGS, the administration is bent and closely in huddle with the PNP-PDEA and the Barangay Anti-Drug Council (BADAC) is always vigilant to curb the proliferation of drug users and pushers. SK billboards are in place as well as PNP monitoring with the cooperation of Precinct 8 Commander George Tilos.

Several Resolutions and Ordinances were passed by the Council to augment existing laws and regulations to better-off the delivery of basic services. One very significant event was the adoption of the Anti-Red Tape law or the ARTA 9485 where the Barangay created a Citizens’ Charter on Frontline Services being offered by the Barangay. The Charter is prominently displayed in front of the Barangay Hall! Others are for the creation of Barangay Disaster Coordinating Council, the Peace & Order & Public Safety Cluster, Livelihood, Education & Sports, Barangay Council on Drugs, RA 9262 for the Protection of Women & Children, establishment of GMAC, Barangay Volunteer Emergency Response and Medical Assistance.

Manuyo Dos also observe the Synchronized Barangay Assembly twice a year, one in March and another in October. Another annual project is the Pamaskong Handog, a Christmas gift given to the depressed areas which comes in December of each year. The Sangguniang Kabataan sponsors Sports Fests for the youth, to enhance sportsmanship and camaraderie in the Summertime.

Finally, the barangay has adopted the Ecological Solid Waste Management Program or RA 9003, in line with Senator Manny Villar and Congresswoman Cynthia A. Villar’s project to segregate and lessen garbage in the city. Punong Barangay Robert G. Nery, Jr. started the building of the ESWM Center at Phase 2A and was finished by Punong Barangay Gil M. Galvez. The facility was inaugurated by CAV on 16 December 2008, donated a Hammer Mill Capacitor Unit, a Composter M/C Capacitor Unit, a Power Sprayer, Power Jack Pump, a shredder, sealer, a 1.5 Ton Bottle Hydraulic Jack and two units of Pedicab. Today it is operational and is producing “composts” or organic fertilizer. Our “battle cry” is “Sa Sipag at Tiyaga, Kalinisa’t Kaunlara’y matatamasa!” Video clips were shown, posters and tarpaulins were posted to educate the populace on the proper segregation at source! In the near future, Material Recovery Facility will be constructed and installed at conspicuous places in the Barangay. Another composting machine was donated this year and shall be operational soon! We may need more composting machines and additional personnel to service the whole of Barangay Manuyo Dos.

These are only a few of the many aspirations of this administration. The Council has set up its vision, dreams for our beloved Barangay, its constituents, and a local government responsive to their needs. It dreams for a paragon community, esthetic living environs, tranquil, and trouble-free. Its mission is to establish a unified, engaged and empowered Barangay Assembly, to set-up trust and respect, communications, conflict management and finally, collaboration! When collaborative relationship is harnessed, effective governance is attained, the Barangay community is strengthened and motivated, then any endeavor shall be within reach.

Get involved now, be a part of the history that we can proudly bequeath our siblings, and with God’s will, we shall triumph, hand in hand.

3 comments:

  1. Gumaganda and Gatchalian Subd dahil sa mahusay na pamumuno. Sana mapaganda din ang Green Valley Compd. kasi masyadong magulo at crowded tignan. Salamat.

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  2. thank you for this article it was a great help in the term paper I'm making!

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  3. ano po ang buong address ng solid waste management program??

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