- Written by LGOO IV Danilo B. Pedrajas, Jr.
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 05 November 2019
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It’s the time of the year once again where the courageous Barangay Tanods and sensible Lupong Tagapamayapa Members are being recognized and awarded for their selfless services and dedication to their respective barangays.
As one of the highlights in celebration of the 28th Local Government Code Anniversary with the theme “Matino at Mahusay na Pamahalaang Lokal: Pundasyon ng Makatao, Mapayapa at Maunlad na Bansa”, DILG Region VI (Western Visayas) held the 2019 Awarding Ceremony for Search for Most Outstanding Barangay Tanod and Lupong Tagamapayapa Incentives Awards on October 28, 2019 at SM City Iloilo Northpoint, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. This award program is part of the DILG’s effort in professionalizing the corps of our Barangay Tanods and Lupon members through incentivizing good performance and recognize the potent role of volunteerism in common pursuit for community building nationwide.
The celebration started with a welcome message from DILG R6 Assistant Regional Director, Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, who acknowledged the efforts of everyone involved in the successful conduct of this momentous event. She also encourage the awardees to keep their mandate of being matino, mahusay at maaasahan in serving their communities. This was followed by LGMED Chief Maricel Bechayda who introduced the Guest Speaker, Supt. Crosbee B. Gumowang, Assistant Regional Director for Administration of Bureau of Fire Protection Region VI.
During his speech, Supt. Gumowang recognized the significant contributions of Barangay Tanods in maintaining the peace and order and Lupon members for settling disputes in the barangays. He also recognize their spirit of volunteerism and unwavering concern for the community in the pursuit of implementation and management of peace and order, public safety and disaster risk management programs.
Each barangay winner of Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards from four categories (HUC, CC, 1st-3rd class, 4th-6th class) received a plaque, congratulatory tarp, cheque, and a cash prize worth Php 50,000.00.
On the other hand, the winners for the Search for the Most Outstanding Barangay Tanod for individual and group categories also received a plaque, congratulatory tarpaulins, cheques and cash prizes.