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Senate Resolution Lauds Galing Pook Awardees As True Models Of Communities

Senate Resolution Lauds Galing Pook Awardees As True Models Of Communities

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The 10 winners of the 2023 Galing Pook Award should be recognized as models of other local government units (LGUs), Senator Grace Poe said as she announced on Wednesday her filing of Senate Resolution 926.

“The Philippine Senate proudly joins the Galing Pook Foundation and its partners in congratulating and commending the awardees of the 2023 Galing Pook Awards for their outstanding local governance programs that are truly inspiring and remarkable, and worth emulating in the rest of the country,” Poe said in her resolution.

“Each year, we put to fore programs of our LGUs that rekindle our people’s hope in the goodness of their public servants,” she added.

The 10 awardees are 1Bataan Seal of Healthy Barangay (Bataan); Fish From The Mountains: Bayawan Inland Aquaculture (Bayawan City, Negros Oriental); Happy Home: Integrated and Holistic Rebel Reintegration Program (Davao Oriental); Seal of Health Governance: Local Health Leadership Approach as Response from Pandemic to Super Typhoon (Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte); Shari’a Atas Bitiara: The Comprehensive and Balanced Conflict Resolution Mechanism for Muslims (General Santos City); Zero to Limpyo Iloilo: Movement for a Province-wide Zero Open Defecation (Iloilo); Virtual Queuing Management System for Health Centers (Makati City); Prehospital Care and Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Program (Pasig City); iRISE UP (Intelligent, Resilient, and Integrated Systems for the Urban Population) (Quezon City); and Barangay Taloot Community-Based Integrated Approach (Barangay Taloot, Argao, Cebu).

They are now part of the pool of 230 LGUs and 357 programs that Poe cited to be “worthy models for replication by other LGUs and national government agencies.”

“As paragons of performance, we hope the awardees can continue to inspire other LGUs to always be in the race for excellence and genuine service to their constituents,” Poe said.

Launched in 1993, various LGUs are recognized by the Galing Pook Foundation for their outstanding programs in the areas of agriculture, food security, environment, climate change adaptation, health, and social welfare.

It also recognizes innovative local government programs that address various challenges in LGUs. (PNA)