My answer of course to that question was NO.
Unlike all other local chief executives, such as governors and mayors, a punong barangay has no veto power.
He cannot set aside or disapprove an ordinance approved by the majority of all the members of the sangguniang barangay.
Because a punong barangay is also a member of the sangguniang barangay.
Consequently, he is bound by the approval of the majority of all its members.
This holds true even if the law requires him to sign a barangay ordinance.
Because his signature is not really intended for the approval of an ordinance.
It is only for his attestation and certification as presiding officer of the sangguniang barangay.
- Section 54 (c) of the Local Government Code of 1991
- Section 55 (b) of the Local Government Code of 1991
- Article 108 (c) of the IRR of the Local Government Code of 1991
- Article 109 (b) of the IRR of the Local Government Code of 1991
- The Local Government Code Revisited (2011) By Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
- Guide for Punong Barangay and Sangguniang Barangay Officials 2018/ Prepared by the Local Government Academy (LGA)