Barangay officials, Sangguanian members may apply for eligibility — CSC

Published October 22, 2021, 2:05 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Friday, Oct. 22, that the barangay officials and Sanggunian Members may apply for special eligibilities as provided under the law.

(CSC/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The CSC urged the local government officials to take advantage of the Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE) and the Sanggunian Member Eligibility (SME).

“As the nation celebrates Local Government Month this October, the Civil Service Commission reminds local government officials of the special eligibilities that they may apply for,” it said in a statement on Friday.

The BOE is granted to elective and appointive barangay officials based on completion of their term of office as provided under Republic Act No. 7160 or the “Local Government Code of 1991”.

Included in the list of elective barangay officials are punong barangay or barangay captain, regular Sangguniang barangay members, and Sangguniang Kabataan chairpersons.

The appointive barangay officials are Barangay Treasurers and Barangay Secretaries who were appointed by the duly elected barangay captain.

The CSC explained that completion of term of office is defined as follows:

-For elected barangay officials, it shall refer to the term of office as specified by the prevailing law on term of office of elected barangay officials.

-For appointive barangay officials, it shall refer to the continuous number of years of satisfactory service rendered from the time of appointment, which must correspond to the number of years covering the term of office of the appointing Punong Barangay and may include services rendered under previous appointment.

The Commission said only the barangay officials who completed their term of office on Aug. 1, 2012 1 (the effectivity date of the related CSC policy) and onwards may qualify for the BOE.

“Those who completed their term of office before the said date may no longer apply,” it said.

“The BOE is considered appropriate for appointment to first level positions in the career service, except for those that require qualifications in skills or trade test and/or requiring passing the Board or Bar examinations, or requiring eligibilities provided under special laws,” it added.

The SME specifically covers the vice mayor, as presiding officer for the Sangguniang Bayan or Sangguniang Panlungsod; vice governor, as presiding officer for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan; and regular Sanggunian Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod, and Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

The SME is granted pursuant to Republic Act No. 10156 or “An Act Conferring upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod, and Sangguniang Panlalawigan the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes.”

The CSC said for those applying for the Sanggunian Member First Level Eligibility, he or she must have served for an aggregate period of six years and have completed at least 72 units leading to a baccalaureate or bachelor’s degree.

“For the Sanggunian Member Second Level Eligibility, the applicant must have served for an aggregate period of nine years and have completed a baccalaureate or bachelor’s degree,” it added.

It said the inclusion of applicant’s name in the corresponding Master List issued by the concerned Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) office is also required.

“For Sanggunian Members who were elected in the May 2013 elections and thereafter, the period of application shall be within two years upon meeting the required number of years of service,” the CSC said.

“Those who completed the six- or nine-year service requirement prior to May 2013 may no longer apply for the SME.”

The Commission explained that the SME is considered appropriate for appointment to second and first level positions in the career service, except those that require qualifications in skills or trade test and/or requiring passing the Board or Bar examinations, or requiring eligibilities provided under special laws.

It said the first level eligibility for Sanggunian members shall be applicable for entrance and promotion to first level career service positions only, while the Sanggunian Member Second Level Eligibility shall be applicable for entrance and promotion to first level and second level career service positions.

For complete details, the CSC advised the interested applicants to visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph. They may also contact the CSC Regional or Field Office having jurisdiction over the province, city, or municipality where an applicant has rendered his/her last term or years of service.

 
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