CSC clarifies rule on barangay official eligibility

QUEZON CITY-- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced through CSC Resolution No. 1700107 that Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE) may be granted to barangay officials elected or appointed during the 28 October 2013 election and were given a hold over capacity by express provision of Republic Act No. 10923 after their completion of term of office last 30 November 2016.

CSC's guidelines on BOE state that the grant of BOE shall be based strictly on completion of term of office defined as: (a) for elected barangay officials � term of office as specified by the prevailing law on term of office of elected barangay official; and (b) for appointive barangay officials � shall refer to the continuous number of years of satisfactory service rendered from the time of appointment, which must correspond to the number of years covering the term of office of the appointing Punong Barangay and may include services rendered under previous appointment.

While R.A. 9164 provides that the term of office of elective barangay officials is three (3) years, R.A. No. 10923 dated 15 October 2016 postponed the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections on 31 October 2016 to the fourth Monday of October 2017, thus placing incumbent barangay officials on hold over capacity until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified.

CSC concluded that barangay officials whose tenure was extended by the provision of R.A. 10923 on hold over capacity are considered to have completed their term of office as of November 30, 2016 and may be granted BOE.

BOE is considered for appointment to first level positions in the career service, except positions covered by board laws and/or those that require other special eligibilities as determined by the Commission, or those that require licenses such as those positions listed under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended.

For more information on the grant of BOE, interested individuals may visit CSC website (www.csc.gov.ph) or call 951-2578/931-8163.

Source: Philippines Information Agency