Legal Opinions Archive


251 Request for DILG Opinion on the City Government plan to build a Local Disaster Preparedness Center which will also house the Central Fire Station and if the same is justified under 5.1.8 of Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 dated 25 March 2013Reference No: LO-009S2014 September 1, 2014
252 Seeking an opinion on whether the City of Butuan can use the Public Private Partnership (Competitive Challenge / unsolicited proposal for joint ventures) through its own PPP code to undertake the dredging projects as a measure for Disaster Risk Reduction and MitigationReference No: LO-008S2014 September 1, 2014
253 Request for legal opinion on the validity of the Contract of Services entered into by the Municipal Mayor without prior Authorization of the Sangguniang BayanReference No: LO-007S2014 September 1, 2014
254 Requirements for a Local Government Unit (LGU) loan applicationReference No: LO-006S2014 September 1, 2014
255 Opinion on whether the Commission on Audit's (COA) prescribed salary grade of a City Vice-Mayor (SG26/S1) prevails / supersedes Sec. 9 (a) of Republic Act No. 8297, otherwise konwn as the "Charter of the City of Kabankalan."Reference No: LO-005S2014 September 1, 2014
256 Requesting that Ascendant's Fountain Inc. (AFI) be exempted from paying the yearly business permit issued by Las PiƱas CityReference No: LO-004S2014 September 1, 2014
257 Request for DILG's guidance relative to the purchase of motor vehicles utilizing the PDAF of Congresswoman Catalina G Leonen-Pizzaro in light of DBM Circular letter No. 2013-8 and the Supreme Court decisionReference No: LO-003S2014 September 1, 2014
258 Opinion on the Validity of the disapproval of E.O. No. 40 by the Provincial Governor on review, and query on the status of the contract as a legal consequences of such disapprovalReference No: LO-002S2014 September 1, 2014
259 Seeking guidance on whether to proceed with the procurement of one unit multicab intended for Barangay Malawog, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo to be source from the PDAF of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos,Jr. Reference No: LO-001S2014 September 1, 2014
260 Clarification on the issues pertaining to the release of the 2013 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for Local Development Project in light of the 19 November 2013 Supreme Court En Banc's ruling on the unconstitutionality of the entire 2013 PDAF ArticleReference No: LO-041S2013 August 29, 2014
261 Whether or not non-paying and non-complying member Barangay of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC), to as the Cebu City Chapter of the LnB, may still be allowed to nominate, to vote for, and / or be voted upon as a candidate during the election of the new set of officers and Board of DirectorsReference No: LO-040S2013 August 29, 2014
262 Clarification whether the National Liga ng mga barangay thru its opinion dated 27 November has the authority to reverse and / or modify DILG LO no. 113, S dated 05 December 2007 and purpose of the forthcoming Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) Chapter Elections which shall prevail :DILG LO no 113 S 2007Reference No: LO-039S2013 August 29, 2014
263 Opinion on the legality of the imposition of additional fee by Barangay officials to cable link, considering the congressional Franchise granted to it under RA 9382Reference No: LO-038S2013 August 29, 2014
264 Opinion in relation to Carrascal Municipal Ordinance No. 02,S2012Reference No: LO-037S2013 August 29, 2014
265 Requesting for a legal opinion on the proper interpretation of the Three-Term Rule vis-avis PB Doloriel's caseReference No: LO-036S2013 August 29, 2014
266 Seeking a legal opinion on the propriety and validity of certain appropriations for the office of the Vice Mayor and the Sangguniang Panglungsod Reference No: LO-034S2013 August 29, 2014
267 Opinion on whether or not the necessity of upgrading / raising of roads and drainage system by a local government units falls within the purview of 5.0, 5.1.7 or 5.1.8 of the Joint Memorandum Circular no. 2013-1 (JMC No. 2013-1) issued on 25 march 2013 by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), DBM and DILGReference No: LO-033S2013 August 29, 2014
268 Requesting Clarification re. Can LGU in Boracay really prohibit the use of the ocean, and what is the punishment for a Mayor who does not follow the law, rules and regulationsReference No: LO-032S2013 August 29, 2014
269 Opinion on the powers of the Local Chief Executive (LCE), to order for a deferment of an order from a quasi-judicial body citing possible disruption of the peace and order therein as well as the general welfare of constituents who may be in the crossfire in case of violence occurs in the implementation of the orderReference No: LO-031S2013 August 29, 2014
270 Opinion on who has the rights (priority)in utilizing the water Resource for public use, it appears that there's a gap between the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and DILG.Is the NWRB has do power to issue a cease and deceased (sic) order to stop this private corporationReference No: LO-029S2013 August 29, 2014
271 Opinion concerning the applicability of Section 62 (c) of Republic Act no. 7160,otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991Reference No: LO-027S2013 August 29, 2014
272 The prohibition in Section 90 of Republic Act no. 7160 (Local Government Code of 1991) and Section 7 of Republic Act no. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees)Reference No: LO-026S2013 August 29, 2014
273 Opinion on whether Atty. Ayla V Alim,City Councilor of Mandaluyong City may be entitled to her salaries, wages, benefits and other emoluments due and owing to her as a City Councilor during the period of Sabbatical leave for studies abroad.Reference No: LO-025S2013 August 29, 2014
274 Does the retroactive effect of Appropriation Ordinance enable Local Government to enter into Contracts prior to the approval of their BudgetReference No: LO-024S2013 August 29, 2014
275 Opinion regarding the Resolution no. 119 and 120 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Rizal which declared City Resolution no. 2013-013 (Annual Investment Plan) and City Appropriation Ordinance no. 2013-001 (Annual Budget) is invalid and inoperative on the sole ground that only eight (8) member of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Antipolo CityReference No: LO-023S2013 August 29, 2014
276 Opinion on whether or not the Local Government Unit (LGU) has the authority to impose taxes upon the business enterprises operating within PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate-Misamis Oriental Special Economic Zone (PIEMO-SEZ); as between the LGU and PIEMO-SEZ; who has the better right to issue business permits to business enterprise operating within PIEMO-SEZReference No: LO-022S2013 August 29, 2014
277 Seeking Clarification on the extent of the powers of a MayorReference No: LO-021S2013 August 29, 2014
278 Explanation on Section 46 (a) of the Local Government Code of 1991Reference No: LO-020S2013 August 29, 2014
279 DILG rendered Legal Opinion No. 12,S2013 dated 18 April 2013 in reply to the query relative to the request of SP Member of Masbate,for the Regional Office of the Department of Budget and Management,in the aforesaid opinion,clarified that the Department's duty of rendering legal opinions have its limitations.Reference No: LO-019S2013 August 29, 2014
280 Seeking DILG Opinion and on Guidance on the official status of Punong Barangay Job Gecobe Lapitan of Bangar, Solano, Nueva VizcayaReference No: LO-028S2013 August 29, 2014
281 DILG opinion no. 17,S2005 that divestment as referred to in Section 9 of Republic Act no. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for public officials and employees is proper only in case a conflict of interest existsReference No: LO-030S2013 August 29, 2014
282 The legality of the assumption of Vice-Mayor Belen Fernandez as Acting Mayor of Dagupan CityReference No: LO-018S2013 August 28, 2014
283 Query on the legality or validity of such replacement of the Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Budget and ways of means, and what is the scope of the phrase "no other business" in Section 323 of the "Local Government Code of 1991"?Reference No: LO-017S2013 August 28, 2014
284 Requesting the DILG opinion on whether the former staff of deceased Vice Governor Sanchez may claim their overtime pay witheld based on the Office of the President's decision in O.P. Case no. 10-K-504Reference No: LO-016S2013 August 28, 2014
285 Clarification on Section 323 of the Local Government Code of 1991.Reference No: LO-015S2013 August 28, 2014
286 whether it is correct to recognize Vice Mayor Christopher B Maguad as the Acting Mayor of the municipality of Valderama, Antique during Mayor Mary Joyce R Roquero's suspension on the basis of presumption of regularity of the performance of official functions of the concerned Local Government Unit and its official and considering further that the issues involved are pending resolution before the COMELEC and other tribunalsReference No: LO-014S2013 August 28, 2014
287 Requesting advice on whether the decision dated 13 March 2013 rendered by the Office of the President dismissing the appeal of Punong Barangay of San Luis, Antipolo City in OP DC Case no. 13-A-004 is sufficient for to them to recognize Mr. Crisol L Cate as Acting Punong Barangay of San Luis, Antipolo CityReference No: LO-013S2013 August 28, 2014
288 Requesting the DILG opinion on the Controversy involving the approval of the CY 2013 Provincial Annual Budget and Annual Investment Plan by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Masbate.Reference No: LO-012S2013 August 28, 2014
289 Request the DILG opinion as to the effectivity and status of DILG Memorandum Circular no. 2011-151 (MC 2011-151)Reference No: LO-011S2013 August 28, 2014
290 Seeking DILG opinion regarding the effect of the implementation of the Writ of Execution dated 17 January 2013 issued by the COMELEC En Banc in SPA No. 09-076 (DC)Reference No: LO-010S2013 August 28, 2014
291 Query from the DILG about the legal process for payment of compensation and other emoluments of Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and other local Sanggunian in the Province of Sarangani.Reference No: LO-007S2013 August 28, 2014
292 Clarification on the DILG opinion no. 2B,S2013 relative to the two issuesReference No: LO-005S2013 August 28, 2014
293 Queries "whether there is a need for Appropriation Ordinance,when SB Resolution on October 21,2010 already authorized the LCE to appropriate the loan proceeds to the purpose in Construction of Level III water system,and how will abstention vote be considered?as a negative vote or affirmative voteReference No: LO-004S2013 August 28, 2014
294 whether or not it became a ministerial duty on the part of Sangguniang Bayan to pass appropriation Ordinance no. 10,S2012 by virtue of the commitment undertaken by the municipality in Resolution no. 27,S2012 which is to appropriate the total project cost composed of loan proceeds,equity and grant;and whether or not the abstention of the lone Sangguniang Bayan member should be interpreted to be acquiesence on the subject appropriation ordinance no. 10,S2012Reference No: LO-006S2013 August 28, 2014
295 Opinion on taking into consideration that the first suspension will end on 20 September 2013 months after election,how will this level treat the subsequent order imposing another period, will the subsequent order imposing another penalty be followed even if will be served beyond the duration of the first suspension order?that suspended Mayor is seeking re-election this forth coming elections, will Aguinaldo Doctrine apply.Reference No: LO-009AS2013 August 28, 2014
296 Opinion regarding 2013 Annual budget which was disapproved in its entirety by Sanggunian a vote of 9-5 without stating the reasons or grounds for their disapprovalReference No: LO-003S2013 August 22, 2014
297 Queries whether a quorum exist (sic)in the presence of only nine (9)members out of eighteen (18)members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Antipolo in Admin. Case No. 2012-004 is valid and have no force and effect;and whether the said decision may be implemented even before the lapse of fifteen (15) days periodReference No: LO-002S2013 August 22, 2014
298 Whether or not the Regional Director has the Authority to cause implementation of the Resolution of a Sangguniang Bayan suspending a Punong Barangay with any request from the Local Legislative bodyReference No: LO-001S2013 August 22, 2014
299 Vice Mayor of Antipolo City protested against Punong Barangay of San Luis, Antipolo City alleged attempt to seek an opinion from DILG as a case of forum shopping since he already sought judicial relief in Special Civil Action No. 12-1232Reference No: LO-002AS2013 August 22, 2014
300 Validity of the decision of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Antipolo City in Admin. Case No. 2012-004,imposing upon him the penalty of suspension from six (6) months for violation of Section 60 (b)(c)(e) of Republic Act No. 7160Reference No: LO-002BS2013 August 22, 2014