Lawmaker seeks additional perks for barangay officials, employees

Barangay officials and employees can look forward to the grant of additional benefits in their performance
as government’s front-line workers in bringing social services to their communities.

Rep. Juliette T. Uy of the Second District of Misamis Oriental filed House Bill 5950, which seeks to provide incentives to all barangay officials and employees, including barangay tanod and members of the lupong tagapamayapa.

Under the bill, the salaries, wages, compensation, remuneration, honoraria and allowances and other emoluments receive by barangay officials and employees shall be exempted from income taxation.

Gross benefits received by such barangay officials and employees, of whatever nature or character, shall, likewise, be exempted from income taxation. The measure also states that government medical and health-insurance programs under existing laws shall include in their coverage free basic health services and medicines to barangay officials and employees.

Likewise, all barangay officials and employees shall be considered members of the Government Service Insurance System, and shall be covered with life insurance and social security.

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