Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) orientation was conducted by DILG Casiguran through its MLGOO Jesus L. Vizconde, Jr. on June 24, 2020 for the Lupong Tagapamayapa members of Barangay 4 of this municipality.
One of the mandates of the Barangay under the Local Government Code of 1991 and Presidential Decree No. 1501 is the handling of disputes covered by KP.
Despite the COVID19 pandemic, continuous capacity enhancement of barangay officials shall be undertaken to improve governance and service delivery. And all barangays always experience filing of complaints that need immediate and appropriate action.
Upon request of the Punong Barangay of Barangay 4 who is also serving as the Lupon Chairperson to educate their Lupong Tagapamayapa, the MLGOO without hesitation to grant the Barangay-initiated activity.
MLGOO Vizconde first presented the legal basis of the existence of KP then proceeded with the discussion of its processes. The members of the Lupon were reminded of the process which starts from the filing of complaint, issuance of notices and summons, conduct of hearing by the Punong Barangay and by the Pangkat Tagapagkasundo, issuance of certification to file action, and amicable settlement of disputes.
A part of the orientation was allotted for the open forum to discuss the issues and concerns encountered by the lupon which were answered by the MLGOO.
MLGOO Vizconde ended the activity with the distribution of flowchart on KP process to be posted and disseminated in the barangay.