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Roles and

Responsibilities of
Punong Barangay under
Existing Laws

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Head of

the barangay government

THREE KINDS OF FUNCTIONS:


EXECUTIVE
LEGISLATIVE
QUASI-JUDICIAL

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Sec. 389 of RA
Enforce

7160 - Powers, Duties and Functions

all laws and ordinances;

Negotiate, enter

into, and sign contracts upon


authorization of the SB;
Exception: Procurement Contracts under RA 9184
Requisites (Quisumbing vs. Garcia, G.R. No. 175527)

1. Existing Appropriation duly authorized by the local


sanggunian
2. The appropriation is specific and not generic

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Sec. 389 of RA

7160 - Powers, Duties and Functions

Maintain public order;


Sec. 389, paragraph (c

)of RA 7160

(c) In the performance of his peace and order


functions, the Punong Barangay shall be entitled to
possess and carry the necessary firearm within his
territorial jurisdiction, subject to appropriate rules
and regulations.
Call and preside

over the sessions of the SB


(Sangguniang Barangay), LT (Pangkat ng
Tagapagkasundo) and BA (Barangay Assembly);

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Appoint or replace

barangay secretary, treasure,


and other appointed barangay officials upon
approval of the SB;
DILG

MC No. 2002-150, the role of the sangguniang


barangay in concurring the appointment issued by the
Punong Barangay is to ascertain whether the appointee
has the qualifications and none of the disqualifications
provided by law, particularly the positions of the barangay
secretary and barangay treasurer (Section 394 & 395 of RA
7160).

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
SEC. 394. Barangay Secretary: Appointment, Qualifications,

Powers and Duties.


(a) The barangay secretary shall be appointed by the punong
barangay with the concurrence of the majority of all the
sangguniang barangay members. The appointment of the
barangay secretary shall not be subject to attestation by the
Civil Service Commission.
(b) The barangay secretary shall be of legal age, a qualified
voter and an actual resident of the barangay concerned.
(c) No person shall be appointed barangay secretary if he is a
sangguniang barangay member, a government
employee, or a relative of the punong barangay within
the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
SEC. 395. Barangay Treasurer: Appointment, Qualifications,
Powers and Duties.
(a) The barangay treasurer shall be appointed by the punong
barangay with the concurrence of the majority of all the
sangguniang barangay members. The appointment of the
barangay treasurer shall not be subject to attestation by the
Civil Service Commission.
(b) The barangay treasurer shall be of legal age, a qualified
voter, and an actual resident of the barangay concerned.
(c) No person shall be appointed barangay treasurer if he is a
sangguniang barangay member, a government
employee, or a relative of the punong barangay within
the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
whimsical withholding

of the concurrence by
the sangguniang barangay may result in the
imposition of administrative sanctions.

several

cases involving whimsical and


arbitrary withholding of concurrence have
been referred and acted by the Office of the
Ombudsman (Visayas).

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Prepare

the plan and budget in coordination


with the BDC;
Stages

of Budget Execution

Budget Preparation
Budget Authorization
Budget Review
Budget Accountability

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay

Article VI, Sec. 29, (1) of the


Constitution provides:
No money shall be paid out of the
treasury except in pursuance of an
appropriation made by law.

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
In REALIGNMENT of existing

appropriations
ORDINANCE

or RESOLUTION?

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Article 220 of the Revised Penal Code
states:
Art. 220. Illegal use of public funds or property. Any
public officer who shall apply any public fund or property
under his administration to any public use other than for
which such fund or property were appropriated by law or
ordinance.
Note: Illegal use of public funds or property is also known as
technical malversation.
Public fund or property is diverted to another
public use other than that provided for in the law.

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay
Approve

of funds;

vouchers relating to the disbursement

FISCAL

RESPONSIBILITY Barangay NGAS in


relation with PD1445
Certifies vouchers and payrolls as to validity,
propriety and legality of the claims;
Approves the claims and countersigns the checks;
Ensures all accounting documents and records are
properly kept and maintained by concerned
barangay officials and staff;
Signs the Statement of Management
Responsibility over the Financial Statements.

Roles and Responsibilities of


Punong Barangay

Organize and lead an emergency group for maintenance of peace


and order, or during emergency and calamity;

Enforce laws and regulations relating to pollution control and


protection of the environment;

Administer the operation of the Katarungang Pambarangay;

Exercise general supervision over the activities of the SK;

Ensure the delivery of basic services;

Conduct an annual Palarong Barangay;

Promote general welfare of the barangay;

Exercise other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or


ordinance.