The Department of the Interior and Local Government has not authorized any organization to recommend or endorse individuals for officers-in-charge to replace barangay leaders whose terms will end this year.
DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno said his office received reports that an organization called the National Interfaith Council of the Philippines is allegedly recruiting aspiring barangay captains in the name of the department.
“Do not be deceived by any group or individual using the DILG to give false hopes for being OICs in the barangays,” Sueno said.
“The DILG is not in any way connected to Nicophil nor have we authorized it to recommend OIC barangay captains,” he added.
Earlier, the DILG secretary said he had no objection to appointing OIC-barangay captains in case the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 31 is postponed.
The President is yet to sign the law postponing the barangay and SK polls.
Sueno said the council is allegedly seeking 50,000 OIC applicants nationwide to fill up positions in the barangays.
The group is reportedly asking interested applicants to email their resume to email@example.com until October 9.
“I have asked the Philippine National Police to look into these reports and to gather more incriminating evidence to warrant the filing of a case against these hoodwinkers,” he said.
Sueno also urged the public to report to the DILG and regional offices any information about groups that are giving false promises of becoming barangay OICs.
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