Written by April Mae V. Plazo
Category: News and Updates
Published: 25 October 2013
ILOILO CITY - In celebration of the 22nd Local Government Code Anniversary, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6 awards the Outstanding Barangay Tanods and Lupong Tagapamayapa Winners of Region VI during a ceremony on October 10, 2013 at the SM City Activity Center. October 10 every year is declared the Local Government Day and the month of October as the Local Government Month, per Presidential Proclamation No. 63, series of 1992.
The Champion for this year’s Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod Group Category is Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Barangay V, San Carlos City and Barangay Cabalabaguan, Mina, Iloilo tied as 1st Runner Up and followed by Barangay Nazaret, Buenavista, Guimaras as 2nd Runner Up. All winners received a plaque and cash prize of Php 20,000 for the Champion, Php 15,000 for the 1st Runner Up, and Php 10,000 for the 2nd Runner Up. Among the criteria for the group category are the organizational and functional structure, logistical and financial support, training/skills enhancement, support facilities and equipment, and their accomplishments.
In the Individual Category, Rene B. Moquerio, tanod of Barangay Mabuyong, Anini-y, Antique was declared Champion followed by Desiderio A. Enarciso of Barangay Buluangan, San Carlos City as 1st Runner Up. Both winners received a plaque and cash prize amounting to Php10,000 for the Champion and Php7,000 for the 1st Runner Up. They were rated according to their personal record, recognition/ commendation, records/ accomplishments, exemplary acts, work attitude, skill enhancement, and involvement on community based organizations.
On the other hand, winners for the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards were Barangay Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City for the HUC Category; Barangay Old Sagay, Sagay City for the Component City Category; and Barangay Igbonglo, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique for the 1st to 3rd Class Category. All winners received a plaque and cash award of Php 5, 000.
The Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod is spearheaded by the Regional Search Committee (RSC) composed of representatives from DILG as the Chair, National Police Commission, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Philippine Public Safety College. The Lupong Tagapamayapa Regional Awards Committee (LTRAC), on the other hand, composed of DILG as Chair, Department of Justice as Co-chair, Regional Peace and Order Council, Liga ng mga Barangay, Regional Trial Court, Iloilo Caucus of Development NGOs, Inc., and German International Cooperation, was on top for the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards.
DILG Region VI continues its efforts in motivating barangay tanods and lupon members to perform at their best and to keep the spirit of volunteerism and valor in public service active. (LGOO III April Mae V. Plazo, DILG6)