Philippine barangay election, 1982

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Barangay elections were held for the first time in the country's 42,000 barangays for the positions of barangay captains and six councilors on May 17, 1982 following the Batas Pambansa Blg. 222[1] or the Barangay Election Act of 1982.

Barangay officials[edit]

A barangay is led and governed by its barangay officials. The barangay officials are considered as a Local Government Unit (LGU) same as the Provincial and the Municipal Government. It is composed of a Punong Barangay, seven Barangay Councils or Barangay Kagawad. Thus, there are eight members of the Legislative Council in a barangay. Each member has its own respective committee where they are Chairmen of those committees. There are three appointed members of each committee.


The Committees are the following:

  • Peace and Order Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Health Committee
  • Agriculture Committee
  • Tourism Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Youth and Sports Committee

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