CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Two barangays in the province – Malpitic here (city category) and Balucuc in Apalit (1st and 3rd class category) – were given recognition by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Provincial Capitol for good governance.
Out of the 505 barangays in the province, the two villages were given “Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Provincial Awards” during a recent awarding ceremony held at the Capitol grounds here.
“Ito ay nakakataas ng morale sa aming ka-barangay. Ito kasing mga award na ito, ginagawa namin para makatulong din sa mga projects po especially sa opisina ng lupon at pangangailangan ng lupon tagapamayapa,” said Board Member Gabby Mutuc, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay Provincial Federation-Pampanga Chapter and village chair of Barangay Balucuc.
Each winner received a P50,000 incentive from the provincial government and a certificate of commendation from the DILG.
“Maraming criteria, unang-una ‘yong effectiveness ng lupon. Of course, kung mayroon silang mga innovations na ipinatutupad sa pagganap po ng kanilang katarungang pambarangay. Of course, ‘yong organization. All in all po, accomplishments nila kung gaano ka-effective ‘yong kanilang pagmediate sa mga nagkakagulo o hindi nagkakaunawaan sa kanilang barangay,” said Myra Soriano, DILG provincial director.
Meanwhile, Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda hailed the dedication and hard work of the Lupong Tagapamayapa in addressing and settling disputes among their constituents to reduce formal complaints to higher courts.
He also encouraged the Lupong Tagapamayapa to keep their mandate in maintaining peace and order within their communities.