Usec Diño's wish is unconstitutional: Lapu-Lapu brgy prexy

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THE League of Barangays in the City of Lapu-Lapu will not adhere to the request of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that unvaccinated village officials should resign or go on leave.

Bankal Barangay Captain and Liga ng Mga Barangay President Eduardo Cuizon told SunStar Cebu Monday, January 17, 2022, that the order is unconstitutional in nature.

Cuizon said that there is no single provision in the Local Government Code of 1991 that being unvaccinated should be a basis of resignation of an elected official.

This comes after DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Diño urged on Sunday, January 16, that barangay officials who have not been inoculated with the vaccine should step down or take a leave of absence while there is still a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Cuizon lambasted the DILG for its treatment of barangay officials.

"Ilang pagtuo ulipon kaayo nila ang barangay officials, wala ko kasabot sa mandate nila nga grabi ang treatment namo," said Cuizon.

(They believe that barangay officials are their slaves; I do not understand their mandate to treat us badly.) (IRT)

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