A municipality known in Tagalog as “bayan” or “munisipyo” is called a local government unit in the Philippines. Also known as towns – that is really a better interpretation of “bayan”. Provinces consist of cities as well as municipalities. Yet, Municipalities, consequently, are made of barangays or barrios.
The Local Governments, like a Municipality, are to the particular big extent autonomous of the Republic of the Philippines National Government. They are permitted to document their economic, commercial as well as political development through the National Government via a national law referred to as LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991. In this particular law, local governments are given corporate persona, allowing them to rule, create policies or even local laws named ordinances, impose them, and also govern their own territorial jurisdiction.
A municipality is definitely led by a municipal mayor who will be the executive officer. The legislature body comprises the vice-mayor and 8 councilors. The 8 councilors, as well as the President of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) (Youth Council) plus the Liga President, constitute the Sangguniang Bayan called Municipal Council. All are chosen public officials whom serve 3-year terms plus a maximum of 3 successive terms.