- Written by Nikko L. Chua
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- Published: 27 July 2013
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The landmark legislation on local autonomy and decentralization known as the Local Government Code will mark its 22nd year of implementation on October 10, 2013. Over the years we have witnessed the emergence of good local governance practices, improvement of citizen's participation, accountability and transparency and the remarkable change in local government leadership, all of which could be attributed to the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991.
In recognition of the spirit of volunteerism in the management of peace and order, public safety and disaster risk reduction and management, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG VI) will highlight the 22nd celebration of the Local Government Code with the awarding ceremony of the Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanods.
The Search for the Outstanding Barangay Tanod aims to provide incentives and awards to the best performing Barangay Tanods (individual and group), strengthen the volunteer system and auxiliary network between and among public and private responders; strengthen the peace and order monitoring system; enhance disaster preparedness of barangays and provide a vehicle for improvement of skills, knowledge and techniques in pursuit of the preservation of peace and order and public safety. Moreover, the search aims to provide a venue for generation of and replication of best practices at the barangay level.
All duly appointed Tanod individuals (male or female) and groups between ages18-60 years old may join the search. The search has three categories: Individual, Group and Heroism
The Regional Search Committee is composed of the representatives of the DILG as chairperson and members coming from the PNP, BJMP, BFP, NAPOLCOM and PPSC-RTS. The selection of nominees at the provincial and HUC level will start on July 22, 2013 until July 30, 2013 while the evaluation of the nominees by the Regional Search Committee will be on August 19, 2013 until August30, 2013. (LGOO II Nikko L. Chua, DILG6)