Price increases tackled in synchronized barangay assemblies
CABARROGUIS, Quirino, May 1 (PIA) -- Majority of barangay leaders in the province have asked the government to act on the continuing increase in prices of prime and basic commodities, services and unabated oil price hikes and low buying price of farm products during the conduct of the synchronized barangay assembly recently.
In the barangay reports consolidated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government here, barangay leaders have raised the plight of their constituents stressing that they are receiving complaints and feedback everyday that their barangay mates could no longer cope with the high prices of commodities in the market due to the low buying prices of their farm products.
Other concerns include sustaining the solid waste management, national greening program and strengthening of barangay disaster management programs.
Some barangays of Diffun also proposed for the amendment of the Internal Revenue Allotment sharing, increasing the share of the barangays, being the frontline institution of the government, so that they can cope with the increasing needs of their constituents.
Further, the barangays also asked the government to relax the provision of the DILG-Department of Budget Management Circular on the use of the 20 percent development fund so that they could accommodate other projects.
Meanwhile, based on the monitoring of the DILG, majority of the 132 barangays of the province have conducted the barangay assembly for the first semester as scheduled, only five barangays of Aglipay conducted ahead because they had to consider the availability of the barangay people. (TCB/PIA Quirino)
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