|Title: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION OF PUNONG BARANGAYS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF KATARUNGANG PAMBARANGAY LAW IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BACACAY, ALBAY
Andres B. Barcellano and Maria Luisa N. Gonzales, Ctp
Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides the Katarungang Pambarangay Law or the Barangay Justice System as an extra governmental mechanism aims at perpetuating the time-honored tradition of amicably settling interpersonal disputes in a community without the recourse to the formal legal system or confrontational social behavior. Such law is being applied and implemented in order to address the complaints of the residents in the community and amicably settle such disputes in the barangay level. The purposes of this study were to determine the profile of the respondents, ascertain the procedures in administrative supervision of complaints, and determine the performance of the Lupong Tagapamayapa members in their administrative supervision of the Katarungang Pambarangay Law, challenges encountered and to create action plan to address the identified problems. Documentary data analysis using multi-mixed method of research was used to analyze and interpret the data. Also, Focused Group Discussion (FGD) was employed, and data were gathered through the conduct of interview and document analysis. The study revealed that Lupong Tagapamayapa Members lack legal knowledge and acquaintance with existing laws that apply to the settlement of disputes. Therefore, some party to disputes was arrogant and unreasonably adamant on their stand and would not listen to the advice given by the Lupon Tagapamayapa Members.
|Keywords: Supervision, Implementation, Katarungang Pambarangay Law.