Complaint filed vs barangay official for failing to do duty

A BARANGAY captain has filed a complaint before the City Council against a village councilman for allegedly failing to perform his duties.

Mark Galvez, barangay chair of Communal in Buhangin District, accused Leodegario Cayunda, chair of the council’s committee on appropriation, for failing to assume his responsibilities as an elected official of the community.

The letter of Galvez, through Department of the Interior and Local Government City (DILG) director Merilo Limbaro to DILG 11 director Anaias Vilaacorta, was filed in December 2015 but was not yet resolved.

Galvez claimed that Cayunda wasn’t attending regular and special sessions. He added that there are pending documents that have been set aside because of Cayunda’s signature.

“He refused to sign to voucher for honorarium for Sangguniang Barangay members who attended the sessions in which adjourned with no quorum and Honorarium for Barangay Functionaries for the month of November,” the letter read.

Galvez also cited the Commission on Audit directive that all vouchers should be signed by the committee on appropriation for compliance. He added that he is hoping for clear information and legal actions for the said complaint.

The complaint was passed on first reading.

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