For the benefit of the community below are sections from the LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of Barangay Chairman and Kagawad.
CHAPTER 3 - THE Punong Barangay
SECTION. 389. Chief Executive: Powers, Duties, and Functions. –
(a) The Punong Barangay, as the chief executive of the Barangay government, shall exercise such powers and perform such duties and functions, as provided by this Code and other laws.
(b) For efficient, effective and economical governance, the purpose of which is the general welfare of the Barangay and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of this Code, the Punong Barangay shall:
1. Enforce all laws and ordinances which are applicable within the Barangay;
2. Negotiate, enter into, and sign contracts for and in behalf of the Barangay, upon authorization of the Sangguniang Barangay;
3. Maintain public order in the Barangay and, in pursuance thereof, assist the city or municipal mayor and the sanggunian members in the performance of their duties and functions;
4. Call and preside over the sessions of the Sangguniang Barangay and the Barangay assembly, and vote only to break a tie;
5. Upon approval by a majority of all the members of the Sangguniang Barangay, appoint or replace the Barangay treasurer, the Barangay secretary, and other appointive Barangay officials;
6. Organize and lead an emergency group whenever the same may be necessary for the maintenance of peace and order or on occasions of emergency or calamity within the Barangay;
7. In coordination with the Barangay development council, prepare the annual executive and supplemental budgets of the Barangay;
8. Approve vouchers relating to the disbursement of Barangay funds;
9. Enforce laws and regulations relating to pollution control and protection of the environment;
10. Administer the operation of the Katarungang PamBarangay in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
11. Exercise general supervision over the activities of the Sangguniang Kabataan;
12. Ensure the delivery of basic services as mandated under Section 17 of this Code;
13. Conduct an annual palarong Barangay which shall feature traditional sports and disciplines included in national and international games, in coordination with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports;
14. Promote the general welfare of the Barangay; and
15. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.
(c) In the performance of his peace and order functions, the Punong Barangay shall be entitled to possess and carry the necessary firearm within his territorial jurisdiction, subject to appropriate rules and regulations.
CHAPTER 4 - The Sangguniang Barangay
SECTION. 390. Composition. - The Sangguniang Barangay, the legislative body of the Barangay, shall be composed of the Punong Barangay as presiding officer, and the seven (7) regular Sangguniang Barangay members elected at large and Sangguniang Kabataan chairman, as members.
SECTION. 391. Powers, Duties, and Functions. - (a) The Sangguniang Barangay, as the legislative body of the Barangay, shall:
1. Enact ordinances as may be necessary to discharge the responsibilities conferred upon it by law or ordinance and to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants therein;
2. Enact tax and revenue ordinances, subject to the limitations imposed in this Code;
3. Enact annual and supplemental budgets in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
4. Provide for the construction and maintenance of Barangay facilities and other public works projects chargeable to the general fund of the Barangay or such other funds actually available for the purpose;
5. Submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod or Sangguniang Bayan such suggestions or recommendations as it may see fit for the improvement of the Barangay or for the welfare of the inhabitants thereof;
6. Assist in the establishment, organization, and promotion of cooperative enterprises that will improve the economic condition and well-being of the residents;
7. Regulate the use of multi-purpose halls, multi- purpose pavements, grain or copra dryers, patios and other post-harvest facilities, Barangay waterworks, Barangay markets, parking areas or other similar facilities constructed with government funds within the jurisdiction of the Barangay and charge reasonable fees for the use thereof;
8. Solicit or accept monies, materials and voluntary labor for specific public works and cooperative enterprises of the Barangay from residents, land owners, producers and merchants in the Barangay; monies from grants-in-aid, subsidies, contributions, and revenues made available to the Barangays from national, provincial, city or municipal funds; and monies from other private agencies and individuals: Provided, however, That monies or properties donated by private agencies and individuals for specific purposes shall accrue to the Barangay as trust fund;
9. Solicit or accept, in any or all the foregoing public works and cooperative enterprises, such cooperation as is made available by national, provincial, city, or municipal agencies established by law to render financial, technical, and advisory assistance to Barangays and to Barangay residents: Provided, however, That in soliciting or accepting such cooperation, the Sangguniang Barangay need not pledge any sum of money for expenditure in excess of amounts currently in the Barangay treasury or encumbered for other purposes;
10. Provide compensation, reasonable allowances or per diems as well as travel expenses for Sangguniang Barangay members and other Barangay officials, subject to the budgetary limitations prescribed under Title Five, Book II of this Code: Provided, however, That no increase in the compensation or honoraria of the Sangguniang Barangay members shall take effect until after the expiration of the full term of all members of the Sangguniang Barangay approving such increase;
11. Hold fund-raising activities for Barangay projects without the need of securing permits from any national or local office or agency. The proceeds from such activities shall be tax-exempt and shall accrue to the general fund of the Barangay: Provided, That in the appropriation thereof, the specific purpose for which such fund-raising activity has been held shall be first satisfied: Provided, further, That no fund-raising activities shall be held within a period of sixty(60) days immediately preceding and after a national or local election, recall, referendum, or plebiscite: Provided, finally, That said fund-raising activities shall comply with national policy standards and regulations on morals, health, and safety of the persons participating therein. The Sangguniang Barangay, through the Punong Barangay, shall render a public accounting of the funds raised at the completion of the project for which the fund-raising activity was under- taken;
12. Authorize the Punong Barangay to enter into contracts in behalf of the Barangay, subject to the provisions of this Code;
(a) Authorize the Barangay treasurer to make direct purchases in an amount not exceeding One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) at any one time for the ordinary and essential administrative needs of the Barangay;
(b) Prescribe fines in amounts not exceeding One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) for violation of Barangay ordinances;
(c) Provide for the administrative needs of the Lupong Tagapamayapa and the pangkat ng tagapagkasundo;
(d) Provide for the organization of community brigades, Barangay tanod, or community service units as may be necessary;
(e) Organize regular lectures, programs, or fora on community problems such as sanitation, nutrition, literacy, and drug abuse, and convene assemblies to encourage citizen participation in government;
(f) Adopt measures to prevent and control the proliferation of squatters and mendicants in the Barangay;
(g) Provide for the proper development and welfare of children in the Barangay by promoting and supporting activities for the protection and total development of children, particularly those below seven (7) years of age;
(h) Adopt measures towards the prevention and eradication of drug abuse, child abuse, and juvenile delinquency;
(i) Initiate the establishment of a Barangay high school, whenever feasible, in accordance with law;
(j) Provide for the establishment of a non-formal education center in the Barangay whenever feasible, in coordination with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports,;
(k) Provide for the delivery of basic services; and
(l) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.
SECTION. 392. Other Duties of Sangguniang Barangay Members. - In addition to their duties as members of the Sangguniang Barangay, Sangguniang Barangay members may:
(a) Assist the Punong Barangay in the discharge of his duties and functions;
(b) Act as peace officers in the maintenance of public order and safety; and
(c) Perform such other duties and functions as the Punong Barangay may delegate.