89 barangay captains have been suspended for six months due to anomalies in the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
The Office of the Ombudsman ordered this after the DILG filed a complaint against them.
DILG Sec. Eduardo Año the mayors of cities and municipalities in the country to implement the suspension order from the Office of the Ombudsman.
It also instructed the DILG regional and field officers to ensure that this mass suspension can be properly implemented.
Año thanked Ombudsman Samuel Martires for his immediate action on the DILG complaint.