City dad wants security feature on barangay documents

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Councilor Roy Ventura wants all 66 barangays in Puerto Princesa City to put security features on documents they are releasing and issuing.

“Security feature ‘yan ng isang dokumento na totoo talaga ‘yon. Katulad [ito] ng may mga markings sila, merong bar code na [magpapatunay] na totoong galing sa kanila ‘yon. Magiging authentic ‘yong kinuha nilang mga papel o certification sa bawat barangay,” Ventura said Thursday.

Ventura’s proposal was filed through a resolution on March 11 to the City Council.

He said security features aim to avoid falsification and protect the “integrity and credibility” of the barangays, as well as the city government.

Ventura said there is an urgent need to protect the authenticity of each document from the barangays.

The measure is to “prevent the proliferation of fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to critical information, and to promote the general welfare of the public,” he added.

Ventura cited on this Section 16 of the Local Government Code of 1991 or the “efficient, effective, and economical governance” with the purpose of ensuring the general welfare of the barangays and residents” as basis for his resolution.

“For protection ‘yan ng barangay din kasi maraming lumalabas ngayon na akala mo nakakuha ng mga certifications sa mga barangays tapos ginagawa-gawa lang [pala at] ginagaya lang ‘yong pirma. [Dapat] may sariling seal sila… sila ‘yong magpapagawa. Meron silang bar code reader, meron din silang selyo na dry seal, depende sa kanila kung ano ang gusto nilang gawin,” he also said.

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