Angeles City Legislative Information System
Ordinance Number: 404
Series: 2017
Title: AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE BARANGAY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN EVERY BARANGAY IN ANGELES CITY.
Author: Joseph G. Ponce
Approved Date: February 14, 2017

Ordinance No. 404
 
Series of 2017
 

(Introduced by Councilor Joseph G. Ponce)

 

EXPLANATORY  NOTE

 

To  quote Section  Article II – State policies of the Philippine Constitution; “The State  values  the dignity of  every human  person  and  guarantees  full  respect for human rights.”

 

DILG Memorandum Circular No. 94-194 which   was signed   by the Secretary of  the Department of   the Interior  and Local Government.  A  Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, Series of 2014 by  the Department of  the  Interior  and Local Government  and Commission on Human Rights.

 

Be it ordained  by the SangguniangPanlungsod  of Angeles City,  that:

 

SECTION 1-  This  ordinance  shall be known  as  “AN ORDINANCE  CREATING BARANGAY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN EVERY  BARANGAY IN ANGELES CITY.”

 

SECTION  2 – Establishing   functions of  the Human Rights Committee  -  the committee  shall be  established  in the Barangay  through  a resolution approved  by the Sangguniang Barangay.

 

The  Committee  shall conduct information  and  education campaign  for the human rights  at the grassroots  level; attend  to referral  cases  and coordinate  with  Human Rights  Office;  and  to  document  human situation  and conditions  in  the  barangay.

 

SECTION  3 -  The Barangay  Human Rights  Committee  shall appoint a  Barangay Kagawad  as Chairman and  Members  of  the  Human Rights  Committee who  will  be elected  among  the  barangay kagawads.

 

The Chairman  and Members of  the Barangay Committee on Human Rightsshall  perform  their duties  and responsibilities; he/she shall  take  charge  and   manage the functions of  Human Rights Violation;  surveys and identifies human rights  needs  and problems  in the community;  prepares  human rights  training,  program  and  conduct  seminar  for  the identified  leaders  and clients; mobilize  community participation  on human  rights educational  campaigns, orientation program,  monitoring and  evaluation  system;  receives  complaints  and violation of human rights, follow-up  referral cases, and furnishing  results  to the Office of  the  Mayor  and to the City Council’s Head  of the Committee on Human Rights; plans  and  draft  Human Rights Action Plan  for  the Barangay  to be integrated into the  City Human Rights Development Action Plan.

 

SECTION  4.TENURE AND REMOVAL - The Chairman  and Members shall have  a tenure of  one (1) year starting  on their  date  of  election  and  can be removed  anytime  by a  vote  of no  confidence by  the majority  Kagawads of  the Barangay Council.

 

SECTION  5.– The Barangay Council  shall provide  appropriate  funds  based on the  Committee on Human Rights Action Program  and  community   activities  in  each  yearly  budgetary  appropriation.

 

SECTION  6.REPEALING CLAUSE. -  Existing ordinances,  administrative orders and other  existing  laws  which  are  inconsistent  with the provisions  of  this ordinance  are hereby  declared amended or modified  accordingly.

 

SECTION 7.  -  EFFECTIVITY.   This  Ordinance  shall take  effect upon its approval  by  the City Council and after posting  of  certified  true  copies  of the  same in the City  Hall and Barangay Hall bulletin boards  for  the periods of  three (3)  consecutive  weeks.


Principal Author
Joseph G. Ponce