* all punongbarangays shall be in charge of the conduct of road clearing operations inbarangay roads and minor public-use streets within their jurisdictions, as wellas the maintenance of other local roads turned over by the city or municipalgovernment In DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-027,Secretary Eduardo Año spelled out the tasks specifically of barangay officials: Iglesia said local officials – provincial,city, municipal, and barangay – have become frontliners in the government’seffort to contain the spread of COVID-19. * spearheaded clearing operation in all provincialroads and interface with mayors to discuss the implementation of the DILG memoand formulation of strategies for the improved and continuous conduct of roadclearing operation in local government units/PN Just this Feb. 16, DILG gave local officials,including barangay leaders, 75 days or until April 30 to clear roads, includingthe local ones. * ensure the compliance of city and municipalmayors in their respective provinces Road clearing may resume once the currenthealth threat eases, he said. * undertake information disseminationcampaigns in their respective barangays For now, local officials, including those ofbarangay councils, must focus on addressing the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic, said Regional Director Ariel Iglesia. * further, they shall harmonize barangayordinances with this directive, collaborate and coordinate with the mayor inregards to road clearing * ensure that provincial issuances andordinances are in harmony with the DILG memo ILOILO City – The Department of Interior andLocal Government (DILG) has temporarily suspended road clearing operations. The memo also tasked provincial governors todo the following: * reports on barangay compliance shall besubmitted monthly to the DILG President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state ofpublic health emergency on March 9 due to COVID-19. They supervise checkpoint and distribute homequarantine passes and assistance / relief goods to people economicallydisplaced by quarantine, he noted.