Barangay Pampang in Angeles City was hailed as champion in the second edition of the “Gawad Parangal sa mga Pinakamalinis, Luntiang, Ligtas at Kaayaayang Pamayanan — Pogi Ya Ing Barangay Ku” contest.
With a score of 98.55 percent, Pampang received a dump truck worth P4 million and P300,000 cash incentive from the city government.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the contest is part of the city government’s initiatives to promote sustainable programs for participatory governance, environmental management, peace and order, and disaster risk reduction management.
“More than the contest, the essence of this is to build back better communities and encourage implementation of intensively and extensively proactive, participative, sound, and sustained programs, projects, and activities on socio-economic, environmental, and risk reduction management,” he said.
For his part, Barangay Pampang Captain Luis De Luna said their feat is a testament that they support the city government’s greening, peace and order, and disaster management programs.
“This is the result of our genuine dedication and concern for our barangay so that we can level up and keep up in any aspect. I hope that the project we started here in our barangay will continue for its continuous development and progress,” he added.
Placing second in the contest is Barangay Cuayan with a score of 97.7 percent, while Barangay Balibago landed on the third spot with 93.9 percent score. These two barangays received P600,000 and P300,000, respectively.
Three finalists including barangays Mining, Pandan, and Sto. Rosario received P150,000 each; while six semifinalists received P130,000 each including barangays Cutud, San Nicolas, Sapangbato, Sto. Cristo, Sto. Domingo, and Virgen Delos Remedios.
Quarterfinalist barangays Capaya, Claro M. Recto, Lourdes Sur, Lourdes Sur East, Pulung Maragul, San Jose, Sta. Trinidad, and Tabun took home P120,000 each; and consolation prize for non-winner barangays is P100,000.
A total of 30 barangays in Angeles City participated in the contest.
Winners were judged based on the urban farm and greening program—35%; solid waste management and general cleanliness program—35%; and disaster risk reduction, peace and order, and health and sanitation program—30%. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)