December 8, 2023

With the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Baguio Office Director Millicent Cariño reminded punong barangays of the conduct of proper inventory and turnover of properties.

In an advisory, the DILG also reminded the turnover of financial records, documents, and money accountabilities by all barangay and SK officials.

“Since appointive officials who filed a COC will be considered ipso facto resigned from the office and must vacate the same at the start of the regular office hours of the day when the aspirant filed the COC, it is imperative that proper turnover be done prior to the filing of COC by the aspirant appointive official,” the advisory stated.

It advised the aspiring officials to be guided by DILG Memorandum Circular 2023-047 for the required activities to be conducted by the Barangay Inventory Team (BIT).

The advisory emphasized the submission of the accomplished Inventory and Turnover Form No. 1 to the city mayor, through the city accountant, copy furnished the local Commission on Audit and DILG field office, as well as the submission of clearance from all accountabilities on or before Aug. 22.

The Barangay and SK elections is slated on Oct. 30. – Gaby B. Keith