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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Bill creating Barangay Nambaran East in Tabuk City awaits in the Senate

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – The bill seeking for the separation of Sitios Ileb, New Colayo Village, Kinama and Nambaran Daya from its mother barangay, Nambaran, to be known as Barangay Nambaran East awaits deliberation in the Senate.

Reginald Wacas announced the update on the bill filed by Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang through the latter’s radio program aired on Wednesday, January 19, 2021.

Mangaoang proposed House Bill 4600 on July 01, 2019, to allow the tribal community to use their own Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) to chart their own course for socio-economic development.

The Congressman explained that the four sitios are adjacent to each other and are far from the center of the barangay and thus always the least priority in the developmental projects and in the delivery of services.

“Since time immemorial, the residents of these four sitios believe that they have been overlooked and neglected by both the local and the national government,” Mangaoang said in his explanatory note.

With the passage of the bill, the solon is expectant that the new Barangay Nambaran East will not be encumbered by a lack of funds; therefore, fast-tracking the development in the area which is populated by the Sumadel, Butbut, Bangad and Tulgao, all belonging to Tinglayan tribes and natives from Colayo of Pasil tribe.

The bill was approved by the Lower House of Congress on September 23, 2019, and was transmitted to the Senate a day after, where the bill remains pending up to date.

The congressman keeps his faith that the bill would soon be approved for the improvement of the area and the community’s livelihood.

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