1.Approves ordinance and passes resolutions necessary for an efficient and effective municipal government and

in this connection shall review all ordinances approved by the Sangguniang barangay and executive orders issued by the punong barangay to determine whether these are within the scope of the prescribed powers of the sanggunian and of the punong barangay.

2.Generates and maximizes the use of resources and revenues for the development plans, program objectives and priorities of the municipality as provided for under Section 18 of the Local Government Code with particular attention to agro-industrial development and countryside growth and progress, and relative thereto, shall approve the annual/supplemental budgets of the municipal government and appropriate funds for specific programs, services and activities of the municipality, of for other purposes not contrary to law, in order to promote the general welfare of the municipality and its inhabitants.

3.Subject to the Book II of the Code, grants franchises, enacts ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, or enacts levying taxes, fees and charges upon such conditions and for such purpose to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality.

4.Regulates activities relative to the use of land, buildings and structure within the municipality in order to promote the general welfare.

5.Approves ordinances which shall ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the basic services and facilities as provide for under Section 17 of the Code.

6.Exercises such other powers and performs such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law and ordinance.



1.To lay down policies to be adopted and implemented by various municipal offices;
To establish a system of priorities in the exercise of development projects, programs and activities.

C.Powers, Duties and Functions of the Sangguniang Bayan

(see Article Three, Section 447 (a) of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991)