Section 397 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as Local Government Code of 1991 requires that there shall be a barangay assembly composed of all persons who are actual residents of the barangay for at least six (6) months, fifteen (15) years of age or over, citizens of the Philippines, and duly registered in the list of barangay assembly members.
Twice a year, the Department issue Memorandum Circulars for the conduct of Barangay Assembly to institutionalize the same venue to promote accountability, transparency and interaction between and among barangay officials and residents.
With the aim of ensuring widest participation to the barangay assembly, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Proclamation No. 599 series of 2018 declaring the Saturdays and Sundays of March and October of every year as barangay assembly days . Pursuant to the said Proclamation, all barangays shall hold their respective barangay assemblies for each semester on any aforesaid days.
The Barangay Assembly Day for the 1st Semester of CY 2020 shall be conducted on any of the Saturdays or Sundays of March with the theme “Barangay: Kaagapay sa Matiwasay at Ligtas na Pamumuhay”
Source: MC. No. 2020-041