Bill seeks longer terms for barangay officials

26 Oct

By Leila B. Salaverria

MANILA, Philippines—The three-year term for barangay officials is too short for their projects and reform activities to take off, according to a lawmaker, who proposes that a five-year term for the community leaders would be more effective.

Quezon City Representative Winston Castelo has filed a bill to increase the term of office of barangay officials by two years,  saying the present three-year term is too limited.

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