PGMA confers awards to 2008 outstanding lupong
Manila (13 August 2010)
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led yesterday (Wednesday, Aug. 12,
2009) the conferment of awards on the 2008 outstanding barangay
dispute-mediator councils or lupong tagapamayapa for exemplary performance
in promoting peace, harmony and solidarity in their areas of responsibility.
The Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay Katangawan in General Santos City was
adjudged Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in the Highly Urbanized Cities
category while the Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay Washington in Surigao
City won the Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Component Cities
Barangay Manggahan of Gen.Trias, Cavite, was Most Outstanding Lupong
Tagapamayapa in first-to third-class category while the Lupong Tagapamayapa
of Barangay Panilao of Pilar, Bataan bagged the Most Outstanding
Tagapamayapa in fourth-to sixth-class municipalities.
Each of the national winners received from the President a presidential
trophy and a cash prize of P100,000 courtesy of the Department of Interior
and Local Government and an additional trophy courtesy of the Gerry Roxas
The first runner-up in the Highly Urbanized Cities category was the
Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay East Tapinac in Olongapo City; Barangay Tuyo
of Balanga City in Bataan --- Component Cities category; Barangay Libueg of
Camiling, Tarlac --- first to third class municipalities category; and,
Barangay Palo of Tampakan in South Cotabato---fourth to sixth class
The Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay Gusa of Cagayan de Oro City was
second runner-up in the Highly Urbanized Cities category; Barangay Pedro
Colina of Cotabato City - component cities category; Barangay Poblacion of
La Trinidad Benguet - first to third class municipalities category category;
and, Barangay Saytan of Pugo, La Union - fourth to sixth class
Each of the first and second runners-up received a presidential plaque of
appreciation and cash prize of P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.
The Lupong Tagapamayapa of Barangay Washington of Surigao City was elevated
to the Hall of Fame for being the national winner for three consecutive
years. It received P100,000 cash and a presidential trophy from the
Department of Justice and the Philippine Gaming Corporation.
The recognition of outstanding lupong tagapamayapa is in compliance with
Executive Order No. 394 signed by then President Fidel V. Ramos, in pursuant
to Section 406b of the Local Government Code, which mandates the Department
of the Interior and Local Government to grant economic and other incentives
to outstanding Lupons.
The award is given in recognition of the commitment and dedication of the
Lupons, which are the driving force in the promotion and implementation of
the Katarungang Pambarangay objectives.
Source: PIA Daily News Reader (Manila, August 13, 2010)