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20% DEVELOPMENT FUND
OPINION NO.
ISSUES
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What is the extent of the participation of the legislative body (Sangguniang Panlalawigan) regarding the allocation of the 20% Development Fund as manifested in the Annual Investment Plan (AlP), considering the fact that the said AIP is already approved and adopted by the Provincial Development Council?
 
Will DILG MC 95-216 be violated if a portion of the Development Fund is appropriated as aid to national high schools for the payment of personal services/salaries of their teachers?
 
2002-02

Whether or not the three-term limit as prescribed under Section 43(b) of the Local Government Code of 1991 is also applicable to elective Barangay Officials?

 

2003-61 Whether or not the usage or realignment of unused 20% Development Fund that was accumulated since calendar year 1999 for socio-economic project as a starting capital of the proposed Micro Financing Project to establish under Republic Act 9178 otherwise known as the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Law of 2002  
2004-78 Regarding  the use of the two percent (2%) Engineering and Administrative Overhead (EAO) for the purchase of a service vehicle for monitoring of projects implemented under the 20% Development Fund of a Municipality  
2004-81
Can the unutilized balance of the 20% Development Fund be realigned to cover salaries or wages of teachers?
2004-84

Whether or not the 20% Development Fund may be used to pay the honoraria of DepEd elementary school teachers

 
2005-95 Whether or not the use of municipality of its 20% Development Fund to cover the funding requirements of the additional positions proposed by the Mayor to be created is in accordance with existing guidelines or rules and regulations governing the utilization of the 20% Development Fund  
2006-130 Use of 20% Local Development Fund (LDF) to pay the salaries of certain personnel hired to implement various development projects of municipality and barangays  
2011-234 Utilization by the Province of its 20% Provincial Development Fund for Loan Amortization  
2011-237 Issue as to whether the proposed completion of a Municipal Hall thru loan financing to be amortized out of the 20% Development Fund would violate DILG Memorandum Circular 2010-138  

 

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