Rotarians Name Ten Outstanding Village Chiefs
May 2, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – ten barangay leaders in this mountain resort were honored Tuesday (April 28) as this year’s ‘Outstanding Punong Barangays’ while two others were elevated to the Hall of Fame here.
Chosen by the Rotary International-Rotary Club of Metro Baguio District 3790 are Punong Barangay’s Justina Andaya of Fairview and Sotero Dulaycan of Pinsao-Pilot Project to join the roster of the Hall of Fame Awardees.
The top ten Oustanding Barangay Captains are PB Luis Badecao of Upper Rock Quarry, PB Ferdinand Bucad of Hillside, PB Van Oliver Dicang of Lower Quirino Hill, PB Ignacio Gallente of Middle Quirino Hill, PB Miguel Kiswa of Santo Tomas Proper, PB Raymund Laxamana of Pinsao Proper, PB Roberto Medina of Pacdal, PB Wilbert Ponce of Andres Bonifacio, PB Timothy Pudlao, Jr. of Kias and PB Catherine Quinones of MRR-Queen of Peace.
They were given Plaques of Recognition and Cash Incentives handed over by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Gerona Tarlac Municipal Mayor Dennis Norman Go assisted by Club President Feliza Ronquillo and Club Secretary Lyman Salvador.
The ten outstanding barangay captains were selected and evaluated by a Committee chaired by Director Amado Mayo who presented the significant accomplishments of the ten outstanding awardees.
Director Gaspar Altuna also presented the two hall of fame awardees.
The criteria used in the selection of the outstanding punong barangays included focus on tourism, peace and other, anti-squatting, anti-drug abuse campaign, human rights promotion, health and sanitation, effectiveness of the barangay justice system, budgeting and the preparation of annual reports.
The awarding ceremony was held at the Margarita Hall, Hotel Supreme with the awarding on its 22nd year.
Domogan who addressed the 128 barangays said, “it is but fitting to recognize excellence and to honor the service, passion and hardwork of the barangay leaders being the backbone, lifeblood and pillars in building the city.”
“This prestigious award is a concrete testament of your willingness to sacrifice, your ability to govern and your high level of commitment to bring out the best of your constituents,” he said.
“But do not be complacent and sit on your laurels, instead be re-invigorated and re-energized to face the challenges that a barangay captain has to face and confront,” Domogan stressed.
The mayor also challenged the barangay leaders who were not chosen to continue bringing public service to the people and do better the next time.
Domogan said,”my belief in you is unwavering, I know you have what it takes to someday be deserving of the award and recognition.”
“Apply the 7 P’s, Purpose, Plan, Perform, Passion, Play as a team, Pass it on and Pray,” he ended. /Paul Rillorta with reports from Bong Cayabyab