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Philippines: The duties and responsibilities of the barangay chairman and members in San Andres between 1990 and 1998

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 12 March 2003
Citation / Document Symbol PHL41110.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Philippines: The duties and responsibilities of the barangay chairman and members in San Andres between 1990 and 1998, 12 March 2003, PHL41110.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4dfb23.html [accessed 31 October 2014]
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The SEND International Website "an interdenominational faith mission agency" (SEND International n.d.a) defines barangay as a small political unit similar to a township in the United States, whose administrators are responsible for delivering basic services to its residents (ibid n.d.b). The barangay further provides a forum in which citizens can express their views and grievances as well settle disputes without appealing to outside courts (ibid.).

No specific information could be found regarding the duties and responsibilities of the San Andres barangay chairman and members among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.   

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request

References

Philippines. 1991. Local Government Code of 1991, Republic Act No. 7160. (The Philippines Commission on Elections Official Website) [Accessed 27 Feb. 2003]

SEND International. n.d.a. "Who We Are." [Accessed 27 Feb. 2003]

____. n.d.b." The Philippines Geography: Barangays." [Accessed 27 Feb. 2003]

Attachment

Philippines. 1991. Local Government Code of 1991, Republic Act No. 7160, Section 391. (The Philippines Commission on Elections Official Website) [Accessed 27 Feb. 2003]

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

Internet sites including:

Bidani

Manila Times

Minda News.com

Municipality of San Andres

Romblon Travel Guide

Sanrokan News Magazine

Search engine:

Google

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