Lazatin receives multiple awards, recognition for governance in 2023

ANGELES CITY—Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on his second term reaped
multiple awards and recognitions from various government agencies in the
country for his excellent leadership and administration.

His recent notable accolade, the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Award
(MOKA) in Government Service, Mayor Lazatin was recognized for his
“exemplary achievements and contributions to the betterment of the
Kapampangan race” on December 11, 2023.

Pampanga second District Board Member Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab conferred
the MOKA to Mayor Lazatin during the ceremonies at Kingsborough
International Convention Center.

Present to the ceremony is former President and Pampanga Second District
Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo noted that her friend Tarzan
Lazatin, Mayor Lazatin’s father who is also a MOKA awardee, “will be so
proud” of his son for being able to follow his footsteps in leading
Angeles City through exceptional leadership.

The Angeles City Government was also able to bag various awards during
Mayor Lazatin’s administration including Seal of Good Local Governance
(SGLG) 2023, Gawad Makabata Award 2023, SubayBAYANI 2023, 23rd Gawad
Kalasag, Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance 2022, and Good
Financial Housekeeping in 2022.

The prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance of the Department of the
Interior and Local Government proved Angeles City Government’s
dedication in providing high-quality public services, and its capacity
to govern effectively and transparently.

The criteria for the SGLG are Good Fiscal or Financial Administration or
Financial Sustainability; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection and
Sensitivity Program; Health Compliance and Responsiveness; Programs for
Sustainable Education; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness;
Safety, Peace and Order; Environmental Management; Tourism, Heritage
Development, Culture and Arts; and Youth Development.

Angeles City also received The Good Financial Housekeeping award, and is
another testament of maintaining a healthy financial expenditure in its
way of governance.

The Gawad Makabata Award also indicates the city government’s capability
to further advance the children’s rights and well-being, and
development, together with the 2022 Seal of Child-Friendly Local
Governance which the Angeles City maintained by creating an environment
of holistic development and welfare to its children.

The SubayBAYANI Award, meanwhile recognizes Angeles City’s commitment to
community empowerment and involvement in promoting unity and cooperation
among its residents, together with the 23rd Gawad Kalasag award marking
Mayor Lazatin’s efforts in ensuring the safety of Angeleños through
mitigating the impact of natural calamities.

Mayor Lazatin, through his priority program and service in cultivating
the rich cultural heritage of Kapampangan, the Angeles City became the
1st runner-up for the top-tourist destination in Central Luzon for
having captivating historical landmarks, and picturesque landscapes,
with a promise of diverse and memorable travel experience.

“Being awarded for my efforts in public service has never been the goal
but, to me, this award is a testament that I have been doing a good job
as a public servant,” Lazatin said.

Mayor Lazatin’s governance in Angeles City focuses on peace and order;
accessible public health; business-friendliness; reforestation of
Angeles City Watershed; culture and tourism; accessible and quality
education for all; housing program for urban poor; and social welfare
programs.

Most Outstanding Kapampangan Award (MOKA) in Government Service —
December 11, 2023

Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2023 — December 14, 2023
Gawad Makabata Award 2023 — November 22, 2023
SubayBAYANI 2023 — November 17, 2023
23rd Gawad Kalasag — December 20, 2023
Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance 2022 — November 10, 2023
Good Financial Housekeeping in 2022 — February 7, 2023

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