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Dumaguete councilor mulls filing fee for barangay admin raps

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Councilor Karissa Faye Tolentino-Maxino is eyeing a filing fee of P2,500 for each administrative case filed against barangay officials in Dumaguete City.

Her proposal seeks to discourage the practice of indiscriminate filing of administrative cases against barangay officials, said Tolentino-Maxino.

If not regulated, she said frivolous administrative cases unnecessarily drain the time, resources and efforts of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members that could have been utilized in more important legislatives functions. (https://bit.ly/2NFpmn4)

Tolentino-Maxino said there are even cases designed to just harass barangay officials who are simply doing their jobs.

Meanwhile, the lady politiko said no filing fee shall be assessed on any indigent complainant who files a complaint with the SP.

Said complainant, however, must secure a certificate of indigency from the City Social Welfare and Development Office.