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Baguio City council seeks honorarium hike for barangay official and workers

Baguio City, Philippines – Baguio City officials in a resolution requested the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Bureau of Local government Finance (BLGF) to adjust and increase the honoraria of barangay workers and volunteers in the city.

Said request is for the city’s barangay officials, barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), barangay health workers (BHWs), tanods, day care workers (DCWs) and other barangay volunteer workers.

The resolution came after the issuance of the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling of the national government, which is expected to take effect in 2022. Under the ruling, budgets of all local government units (LGUs) in 2022 will increase as it allows ‘the inclusion of all national income in the computation of the share of the LGUs from the actual collections of national taxes’.

Relative to this, the honorarium increase of every barangay worker, the resolution stated, should then be based on each national tax allotment (NTA) and shares from other locally generated revenues and aids taking into consideration DBM rules and circulars subject to personnel services limitation under the Local Government Code.

Councilor Mylen Victoria Yaranon, who filed the ordinance, stated that there is a need for concerned agencies to provide the necessary assistance for BLGUs to determine whether the honoraria complements the existing barangay rules and circulars and with the implementation of the NTA and the expected increase of barangay budgets.

According to Yaranon, barangay officials and workers’ services are “necessary, essential, indispensable, and critical” thus, they also deserve an increase in their honoraria.

Yaranon further explained that barangay officials, employees, and volunteers only receive honoraria for the services they rendered, unlike local government officials and employees at the higher levels who are covered by the salary standardization law.


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