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240 barangay officials
to take oaths today

About 30 barangay captains and 210 kagawads of Dumaguete City will take their oaths of office today before Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria at the city high school gymnasium.

Provincial director Farah Gentuya of the Department of Interior and Local Government said all barangays officials should have taken their oaths before noon of Nov. 30, as this is a requirement before they can assume their posts.

Gentuya said the oaths can be taken before an administering officer, mayor, governor or judge.

Earlier, 12 barangay captains of Canlaon City in Negros Oriental took their oaths before Gov. Roel Degamo.

Another requirement was the filing of the Statements of Contribution and Expenditures (SOCE) of both winning and losing candidates in the October 28 barangay polls.

The deadline for the SOCE submission was yesterday, and Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez said non-compliant winning candidates cannot assume office on December 1 until they file their SOCE as required under Section 14 of Republic Act 7166, or the Omnibus Election Code.*JG

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