The Regional Assessment Team of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region VI together with the different bureaus of the DILG conducted the Regional Assessment on the Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod in Barangay Maybato North in San Jose, Antique.

Barangay Maybato North is the official nominee of the Municipality of San Jose, Antique in the group category. The Regional Evaluation started at 9:00 A.M. on August 19, 2014, as Hon. Manuel Winston Mission, Punong Barangay of Barangay Maybato North welcomed the Regional Assessment Team headed by Mr. Ted Cabañero.  Hon. Ferdinand L. Viesca, Chairman of Committee on Peace and Order led the introduction of the Barangay Tanods. Hon. Rony L. Molina, Municipal Mayor of San Jose de Buenavista extended his support and hopes to replicate the strengthening of barangay tanod efforts to the other barangays of the municipality.

The assessment kicked off with the inspection of ranks, followed by demonstration of handcuffing and arrest techniques, self-defense, rescue, first aid and firefighting. The Regional Assessment Team then interviewed the Punong Barangay and the Barangay Officials of Maybato North. A medical mission was conducted in the afternoon to the barangay tanods and their immediate families. Hon. Felix Saldajeno, SB Chairman on Peace and Order gave the closing remarks. (ADA IV Judy Mae Magdato, DILG6-Antique)