Mt. Province lists 113 incumbent three-termer barangay officials

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 26 (PIA) -- At least 113 three-termer barangay officials in the province are disqualified to run for the same post in the May 14 synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.

 

Department of the Interior and Local Government Provincial Office records show that there are nine punong barangays and 104 Sangguniang Barangay members in the province serving their third consecutive terms in office in the same position.

Republic Act 7160 known as the Local Government Code prohibits local officials who are in their third and final term to run for the same post.

Section (b) states “no local elective official shall serve for more than three consecutive terms in the same position. Voluntary renunciation of the office for any length of time shall not be considered as an interruption in the continuity of service for the full term for which the elective official concerned was elected."

Of the ten towns and 144 barangays of the province, the municipality of Tadian has the highest number of three-termer incumbent punong barangays with four; Bontoc with two, and one each for Besao, Natonin and Sadanga.

For incumbent Sangguniang Barangay members who are on their third terms, the municipality of Bauko has 25; Tadian, 19; Besao and Sabangan with 12 each; Bontoc, 11; Sagada, 6; Barlig, 5; Paracelis and Sadanga with two each. Juliet B. Saley (EDT/ABD- PIA-CAR, Mountain Province)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.