DILG R1 attends dialogue with CSC on the grant of Sanggunian member, barangay official eligibilities

May 7, 2021

To discuss and resolve issues and concerns relative to granting eligibilities, the DILG Region 1 (R1) participated in the virtual Civil Service Commission (CSC)-DILG Dialogue on the Grant of Sanggunian Member Eligibility (SME) and Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE) on March 12, 2021.

The dialogue was initiated by the CSC R1, through Director Hedy Jose B. Lardizabal, to iron out concerns relative to the granting of said eligibilities which require the issuance of Certification of Services Rendered from authorized DILG Official at the municipal, city, provincial, and regional levels.

In the said dialogue, CSC R1 presented the preconditions to qualify, documentary requirements to submit, and regulatory timelines to follow for each of the eligibility grants. The discrepancies in the issued certifications as well as in their corresponding attachments were also discussed.

In response to the presented issues and concerns, DILG OIC-Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Agnes A. De Leon enjoined the accomplishment of an inventory of DILG Offices in R1 with or without dry seal. Also, the DILG RO will be coordinating with the local government units (LGUs) in the provision of dry seal to the DILG Field Offices based on the result of the inventory. The availability of dry seal in the city and municipal local government operations office will aid in facilitating the processing of SME and/or BOE applications.

The CSC was likewise requested by the DILG to provide a reference for the CSC-advised dates of election, terms of office, and consequent prescriptive periods for accuracy and uniformity in the issuance of certifications and the master list of officials.

In consideration of the new normal, OIC-ARD De Leon recommended the DILG Regional, Provincial, and Field Offices to serve as a conduit between the applicant and the authorized CSC Regional or Provincial Office in facilitating acceptance of the application, and release of the corresponding Certificate of Eligibility (COE) should the application for eligibility grant be approved.

She likewise reminded the participant-DILG Officers to be guided and to strictly follow the CSC Memorandum Circular No. 13, s. 2012 dated August 2, 2012 for the BOE, and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 12, s. 2013 dated May 31, 2013 for the SME.

The dialogue was also participated in by the Provincial Directors, Cluster Leaders, Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) Chief Pedro D. Gonzales, Program Managers, city and municipal Local Government Operations Officers (LGOOs), and the Regional and Provincial Focal Persons.