Philippine Sangguniang Bayan elections, 1975

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Sangguniang Bayan elections for the Barangay Representatives to represent them in the Pambansang Sangguiniang Bayan (National Board) on December 10, 1975 after the enactment of Presidential Decree No. 826 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos on November 14, 1975 also were allowed to seat as members/kagawads of the Batasang Bayan.

Membership in the Sangguiniang Bayan[edit]

In the provinces, the Sangguniang Bayan shall be composed of the incumbent members of the existing provincial boards, including the vice-governors (all of whom shall become members of the Sanggunian upon promulgation of this Decree and until December 31, 1975) and a representative from each of the municipalities within the territorial jurisdiction of the province and the President of the Katipunan ng Mga Kabataang Barangay in the province.

The representative from each of the municipalities in the Sanggunian shall be chosen by and among the members of the Sangguniang Bayan in these municipalities.

In the cities and municipalities, it shall be composed of the members of the existing municipal or city councils, including the vice-mayors (who shall become members of the Sangguniang Bayan upon the promulgation of this Decree and until December 31, 1975) and as many barangay captains and representatives from other sectors of the community as there are members of the existing city or municipal board or council to be appointed by the President or his duly authorized representative, upon the recommendation of the local unit concerned, through the Secretary of Local Government and Community Development and the President of the Katipunan ng Mga Kabataang Barangay in the city or municipality.

The provincial governors, city or municipal mayors shall be presiding officers of the Sangguniang Bayan in their province, city or municipality.

Each Sangguniang Bayan shall prescribe with the approval of the Secretary of Local Government and Community Development, the number of regular or special sessions it holds; the frequency of which shall be based on the necessity therefor. The meetings of the Sangguniang Bayan shall, unless impracticable, be open to the public.

Except as herein provided, the Sangguniang Bayan shall exercise the powers, duties and functions now vested in the provincial boards, city councils and municipal councils, as the case may be.

Barangay elections[edit]

Elections for the barangay representatives to represent them in the Pambansang Sangguiniang Bayan (National Board) on December 10, 1975 after the enactment of Presidential Decree No. 826 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos on November 14, 1975 also were allowed to seat as members/kagawads of the Batasang Bayan.

Sectoral elections[edit]

Elections for the some 6,000 Sectoral Representatives to represent the four major sectoral groups (Agriculture, Capital-Industrial, Labor and Professionals) in the Pambansang Sangguiniang Bayan (National Board) on December 14, 1975 also were allowed to seat as members/kagawads of the Batasang Bayan.

Local elections[edit]

Elections for the 1,387 Representatives to represent in the 75 Provincial Sangguiniang Bayans (Provincial, Municipal and City Boards) on December 23, 1975 also were allowed to seat as members/kagawads of the Batasang Bayan.