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.
The Department issues memorandum circular every semester to remind the Punong Barangays on the conduct of the Barangay Assembly Day. For the past years, the specific dates in March and October are set by the MC issued by the Department on when the barangays are expected to conduct their respective barangay assemblies.
With the aim of ensuring the widest participation, on October 9, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Proclamation No. 599 series of 2018, amending previous proclamations and 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 of the aforesaid days.
The Barangay Assembly Day for the 1st semester of CY 2019 shall be conducted on any of the Saturdays or Sundays of March with the theme “Baragay Natin, Sama-Samang Paunlarin!”
For more details on Barangay Assembly visit the DILG website, www.dilg.gov.ph