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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Mar 25 (PIA) - All 500 barangays in the province are expected to conduct their respective barangay assemblies for the 1st semester of CY 2015 this Saturday, March 28.

Information Officer-Designate Loren Abrau-Aniciete, of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that the synchronized activity is pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 and Section 397 of the Local Government Code.

She informed that the proclamation stated that every barangay in the country is enjoined to undertake activities, such as, to deliver the State of Barangay Address (SOBA).

The SOBA will discuss issues on disaster preparedness, solid waste management, peace and order situation, and many other concerns affecting the barangay; and to invite the faith-based organizations to participate in the assembly to discuss possible collaborative undertakings, Aniciete further said.

The public is encouraged to take part in this synchronized bi-annual barangay activity as governance is everybody's business, Aniciete added further. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)