This handbook is a manual every barangay official needs in a crisis

Rex Bookstore released a barangay handbook in partnership with the Center for Local Governance and Professional Development

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to test the leadership skills of our barangay officials who have been serving as frontliners in their respective communities. They are tasked, among other things, to implement curfews, screen and qualify those eligible for quarantine passes, maintain peace and order within their communities, and hand out relief goods that come from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or local government units.

As most of the country has been placed in a general community quarantine (GCQ), the role of leaders at the barangay level has become more important. 

To help them to fulfill their roles, Rex Bookstore has released the very first and most comprehensive manual for barangay officials titled Barangay Handbook for Leadership and Management. This five-volume book set is designed to aid barangay officials in the performance of their duties, arming them with the proper knowledge and skills to implement laws and ordinances. 

Barangay Handbook on Leadership and Management was created in partnership with the Center for Local Governance and Professional Development (CLGPD) to address the lack of courses and publications that deal with administering public service on the barangay level.

It covers the entirety of local governance through different modules: barangay governance and administration, barangay fiscal processes and budgets, social services, justice and judicial procedures, security, environment, and disaster preparedness, accountability of public officials to their constituents, and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) Law and its relevance to taxpayers. The set also includes a barangay calendar and journal, which barangay officials can use as a guide to monitor and implement their daily activities.

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