Leyte Samar Daily Express
TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine Councilors League in partnership with the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Agriculture held the annual Local Legislative Awards on October 30 at the People’s Center here.
The Award Ceremony recognized the deserving cities and municipalities for their excellent performance in local legislation.
The awarding was composed of three categories: the 4th to 6th class municipality category, 1st to 3rd class municipality category; and the city category.
In the 4th to 6th class municipal category, Cabucgayan, Biliran was declared as the regional winner. Balangiga, Eastern Samar got the first prize followed by Babatngon, Leyte; Macrohon, Southern, Leyte; Marabut, Samar; and San Isidro, Northern Samar.
Abuyog, Leyte was declared regional winner in the 1st to 3rd class municipality category. The first runner-up was awarded to Sogod, Southern Leyte followed by Naval, Biliran and Laoang, Northern Samar.
There were only two city nominees for the city category, Ormoc City and Maasin City. These nominees tied in the city category. They were both proclaimed as winners.
The regional municipality winners and the two cities (Ormoc City and Maasin City) were given a P10,000 cash prize and plaques. The winners in the municipality categories also received plaques.
“Municipalities and cities deserve to be recognized dahil malaki ang kanilang papel sa ating gobyerno,” said Cong. Lorenzo Tañada III of the 4th District of Quezon province.
Ormoc Vice Mayor Nepumoceno Aparis expressed his delight that their performance was recognized. “We just joined the contest without expecting anything in return, and I’m vary happy for the award we received,” Aparis said.
The winners was congratulated by Cong. Lorenzo Tañada III, Leyte Governor Jericho Petilla, Leyte Vice Gov. Mimiette Bagulaya, PCL President and City Councilor Wilson Uy, DILG, DBM and DA personnel and the different government officials from different cities and municipalities. (Joy T. Fabillar, LNU Intern)