R.A. 8190 (Localization Law) says that granting priority starts at barangay level, when there is an applicant where the school is located and vacancy exist, but other School's division employees interpret Localization Law as Municipalwide resulting for NON-recommendation of the bona fide resident applicant from the barangay where the school is located and vacancy exist. Has the School Division Personnel discretionary power how to interpret R.A.8190? I just want to clarify R.A. 8190 whether it starts from barangay level or it is okey to jump Municipal level, though this Act requires only minimum qualification from the resident applicant. Is it still R.A.8190 if they will interpret it as Municipalwide considering that all applicants are from the barangays within the Municipality?
Please tell me which interpretation is correct about R.A. 8190 so that aggrieved applicants can fight for their rights.
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