Salo wants regular salaries for barangay officials: P27K monthly pay for barangay captains

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Kabayan partylist Rep. Ron P. Salo has filed a bill seeking to regularize the payment of salaries for barangay officials including barangay captains.

Under House Bill No. 6033 or the Barangay Officials Salary and Benefits Act, barangay officials shall be given higher pay regularly.

Barangay captains used to receive a measly P1,000 honorarium, while council members, secretaries, and treasurers used to receive P600 only as honorarium, Salo said.

In 1996, the Department of Budget and Management addressed this by fixing the compensation of barangay captains at Salary Grade 14 and for the rest, Salary Grade 10.

“Payments at these new rates, however, are subject to the availability of funds of the LGU concerned. As such, their compensation is subject to the whims and caprices of those in power,” Salo said.

When HB 6033 becomes a law, all barangay officials shall be entitled to the following fixed regular salaries:

Punong barangay – Salary Grade 15 (P27, 565 per month)
Sangguniang Barangay Members – Salary Grade 12 (P21,387 per month)
Barangay Secretary – Salary Grade 10 (P18, 217 per month)
Barangay Treasurer – Salary Grade 10 (P18, 217 per month)