Aprub! Senate OKs bills creating new barangays in Navotas City

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The Senate on Monday approved on final reading three House bills seeking to create new barangays in Navotas City.

House Bills No. 973, 938 and 4402 were authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate committee on local government.

HBN 973 would divide Barangay North Bay Boulevard South in Navotas into three barangays, which will be known as Barangay NBBS Proper, Barangay NBBS Kaunlaran and Barangay NBBS Dagat-Dagatan. The current barangay has a population of more than 67,000.

On the other hand, HBN 938 would split Barangay Tangos, which has a population of 33,000, into two barangays: Tangos North and Tangos South.

HBN 4402 would divide Barangay Tanza, which has a population of 26,000, into Barangay Tanza 1 and Barangay Tanza 2.
“We are doing this to provide local governments the power and funds they need to efficiently serve their constituents,” Angara said in his sponsorship speech.

“When fully empowered, barangays truly become a government for and by the Filipino people. That is what makes strengthening them an imperative that we should pursue today,” he added.