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Sangguniang Bayan


Section 447 and Section 469 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provide for the powers, duties, and functions of the Sangguniang Bayan and the Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian.

The Sangguniang Bayan, as the Legislative Body of the municipality, shall enact ordinances, approve resolutions, and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of the Local Government Code in the proper exercise of the corporate powers of the municipality as provided for under Section 22 of the same code.


The Sangguniang Bayan as the legislative body aims to fulfill and achieve the highest standard of formulating and crafting legislative measures that are beneficial to our constituents in harmony with general welfare clause that enshrined under RA7160


    1. To enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the welfare and its inhabitants.
    2. To exercise the power vested in the municipal council as a body and shall therein serve as the legislative for the interest of the people of the municipality.

Composition and Functions

The Sangguniang Bayan of Bay, as legislative body of the municipality, is composed of the Municipal Vice Mayor as the presiding officer, eight regular Sanggunian members, the president of the municipal chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President. The term of office of the members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Bay shall be determined by law, which shall commence and end such dates as may be provided by the same. All members of the Sanggunian Bayan upon assumption of office took an oath of office or affirmation in a prescribed form, duly subscribed before a person authorized to administer the oath. Copies of the oath or affirmation of office are filed and preserved in the Office of the Mayor.

The Municipal Vice Mayor being the Presiding Officer exercises powers and duties as provided by law, ordinance and regulations.

The regular session of the Sangguniang Bayan is held every Monday promptly and begins at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. However, that day falls on a holiday, session is prevented by insuperable cause, the next working day shall be a regular session day.

Upon a day’s prior notice, a special session may be called by the Municipal Vice Mayor or by a majority of all members of the Sanggunian. Provided, that no more than two (2) sessions shall be held in a single day. The notice must state the date, time usual place of session and purpose/agenda of special session and shall be served personally to each member or left at his office, the members present during a quorum. No other matters be considered at a special session except those stated in the notice unless otherwise considered upon by two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members.

The meetings and sessions of the Sanggunian are held in the Session Hall. Subject to agreement between the Municipal Vice Mayor and a majority of the members, particular session may be held elsewhere within the Municipality of Bay.

Session or meeting of the Sangguniang Bayan is open to the public unless a closed door session is decided or ordered by an affirmative vote of the majority of the members present, there being a quorum, for public interest for reasons of secrecy, decency, or morality.

The Sangguniang Bayan office staff is composed of the Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan and an administrative assistant who are ever ready and prompt in the delivery of frontline services of the office.