2010 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections



The BARANGAY is the basic government unit of our society. It serves as the primary planning and implementing unit of government policies, programs, projects, and activities in the community. It also provides a forum wherein the collective views of the people may be expressed, crystallized and considered, and where disputes may be amicably settled.

Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 sets some of the duties and responsibilities, as well as attributes of our barangay leaders such as:
CARING LEADER. Call and preside over the sessions of the sangguniang barangay and barangay assembly with the general welfare of the barangay and its inhabitants as their priority.
PEACEMAKER. Maintain public order in the barangay and assist the city or municipal mayors and sanggunian members in the performance of their duties.
CRISIS MANAGER. Organize and lead an emergency group whenever the same may be necessary.
FINANCE MANAGER. Prepare the annual executive and supplemental budgets of the barangay and approve vouchers relating to the disbursements of barangay funds; negotiate, enter into, and sign contracts for and in behalf of the barangay, upon authorization of the Sangguniang Barangay.
ENVIRONMENTALIST. Enforce laws and regulations relating to pollution control and protection of the environment.
SUPERVISOR. Exercise general supervision over the activities of the sangguniang kabataan.

The above criteria, together with other attributes that we deem important and necessary for barangay leaders to have, may guide us in
choosing the leaders with whom the future of our community lies.

Public service entails commitment, not just mere promises. Public servants are chosen by the people with hopes that their lives will
change for the better, if not for the best.
1. The voting and counting for the 2010 Barangay and SK Elections on October 25 will be MANUAL. This means that you would have to write one by one the names of the candidates you wish to vote for on the ballot.
2. Know the exact location of your polling precinct even before election day comes.
3. Vote early. Polling starts at 7am until 3pm. Large number of voters is expected due to clustering of precincts and the addition of SK voters. Observe proper queuing.
4. Write clearly the complete and real names of the candidates on the ballot. Avoid mistakes and erasures, and be careful not to soil your ballot.
5. Maintain the secrecy of your vote. Fill up your ballot on your own, and do not show your votes to anybody.
6. After voting, do not attempt to remove the indelible ink. The indelible ink is a sign of good citizenship.
7. Watch over the counting process. If possible, volunteer to be an election watcher. Bring a flashlight or candles in case there’s power failure. Observe the environment. Do not let anybody disturb the election process because voting is sacred.
Cheating? Irregularities? Give us the details at www.namfrel.org.ph. You can attach photos, videos, and other supporting documents.
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