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80 village chiefs face suspension

SOME 80 barangay (village) chiefs in Manila may be suspended for their failure to comply with the order to clear roads in their jurisdictions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday.

Undersecretary Jonathan

Jonathan Malaya

said the DILG consulted Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso on the issue.

Malaya said the village chiefs face suspension for negligence, misconduct and dereliction of duty.


“It’s their duty to enforce the law in the City of Manila and it’s their duty to heed the President’s directives of clearing the roads of obstruction,” he pointed out.

Manila and the cities of Quezon, Pasig, Muntinlupa, Marikina, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Caloocan, Malabon, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Navotas, Pasay, Valenzuela and Makati, and the municipality of Pateros received high ratings for their road clearing operations.

The DILG said the only “low compliant” city was Taguig, but it would be given another chance.

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