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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LGU Naga awards Outstanding Barangays Councils

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) ---  Barangays Concepcion Peqeuna, Dayangdang and Pacol were given accolade during the first Outstanding Sangguniang Barangay Awards held Saturday, at the Avenue Convention Center, here.

Barangay Concepcion Pequena received P1 million worth of projects after being adjudged as the most outstanding barangay in Naga City during the search, edging 26 other competitors who are also vying for the said recognition.

A brainchild of Naga City Vice Mayor Nelson S. Legacion, the award endeavors to acknowledge and give appreciation to barangay councils that have excelled in their performance as legislators and have fostered transparence, good governance and have encouraged participation from its constituents.

Second and 3rd place went to Barangays Dayangdang and Pacol awarded with plaques and P750,000.00 and P500,000.00 worth of projects respectively.

Mayor John Bongat stated that the Award is a giant leap to the future of a better service in the barangay.  He went back to the best quote of former Mayor Jesse Robredo, saying “the most important ingredient of leadership is character.”  Bongat added that the  Sangguniang Award will definitely give awards to barangays that have defined a character of public service to its constituents.

“This is important to the life of every Barangay Council because this is an innovation – this is the first time that we are holding the Sangguniang Barangay Awards. This will definitely challenge the capabilities of the Barangay Council to be at par with the best Barangay Councils, if not the best Barangay Councils in the entire Philippines.”

Legacion shared how they were inspired by the ENABL2E Program that was launched 20 months ago that gave way to the birth of the 1st Outstanding Sangguniang Barangay Awards.

Empowerment and Advancement of Barangay on Local Legislation or ENABL2E program in April 2014 thru Ordinance 2014-008.   It endeavors to improve the capabilities and proficiencies of barangay officials, particularly those who are involved in crafting policies and set directions for their constituents.

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Eloisa Pastor who was invited to grace the awarding, hailed the said initiative and hopes that it would encourage other local government units in line with the promotion of good governance.

Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo, in spite of her busy schedule took time to attend the said awarding ceremony and emphasized that the awards should not only promote the recognition that goes with it but the inspiration it would impart to their constituents.

Robredo announced that she filed a barangay reform bill in Congress and already received words from DBM and DILG a week ago that the bill has been finalized.  (MAL/LSM/JRM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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