Barangay Kagawad

A Barangay Kagawad, abbreviated as "Kgwd.", also commonly known as a barangay concillor is an elected government official who is a member of the Sangguniang Barangay (Filipino, "Barangay Council") of a particular barangay, the smallest political unit in the Philippines. Formerly officially called konsehal ("councilor"), a barangay kagawad participates in the governance and activities of the barangay together with the other kagawads, the Punong Barangay'' ("Barangay Captain") and the members of the Sangguniang Kabataan ("Youth Council"). There are seven barangay kagawads in each barangay who are ranked according to the number of votes they had received in an electoral process exercised by registered voters in a particular barangay.

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