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Tinglayan’s new ABC President is from Butbut Proper

Tinglayan, Kalinga – A new representative of barangay captains in the Sangguniang Bayan of the Local Government Unit of Tinglayan was elected on Friday, December 16, 2023.

 

Two of the 20 barangay captains in the municipality vied for the seat, and Barangay Captain Pedro Bugawit won over Barangay Chairman Basilio Dawadao by a three-vote margin.

 

Bugawit, who is from Barangay Butbut Proper, will replace Francisco Ando.

 

Other Liga ng mga Barangay officers include David Bas-il (Vice President), Ombin Obaggoy (Treasurer), and Auditors Vicente Warcha, Alfonso Banglag, Marcos Goyagoy, and Benedicto Balic-o.

 

The election of Liga ng mga Barangay is by virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 7160, or the Local Government Code.

 

The law mandates that “there shall be an organization of all barangays to be known as the Liga ng mga Barangay for the primary purpose of determining the representation of the Liga in the Sanggunians and for ventilating, articulating, and crystallizing issues affecting barangay government administration and securing, through proper and legal means, solutions thereto.”

 

Meantime, the conduct of the election was facilitated by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in collaboration with the Liga Office, Department of Interior Local Government (DILG), and Tinglayan Municipal Police Station.

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