April 20, 2024

The city government copped seven regional awards for its social welfare programs during the 73rd anniversary celebration of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera held recently.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Liza Bulayungan said the city bagged the following awards in the different categories:

Gawad sa Makabagong Teknolohiya and Gawad Serbisyo under the Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon (Panata Ko Sa Bayan) Awards category; Model LGU Implementing Day Care Service, Model LGU Implementing Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Model LGU Implementing Sustainable Livelihood Program-Micro Enterprise Development Model under the Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (Gapas) award category; and the Social Welfare and Development Laws Prime Mover  and Good Practice Award under the Paglaray Awards category.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong joined Bulayungan, CSWDO Acting Assistant Cynthia Langagan and Social Welfare Officer IV Ellen William in receiving the awards during the program.

The DSWD said the Panata Ko Sa Bayan Awards is an annual activity organized by the DSWD “to recognize partners, stakeholders, and intermediaries whose vow is to advance and champion the delivery of social welfare programs and services to improve the poor and disadvantaged sector of our society.”

The Gapas award “recognizes the efforts of partners and LGUs in the effective delivery of social welfare and development programs and services” and the Paglaray Awards gives honor to “LGUs for exemplary performance in the localization, compliance, and monitoring of SWD Laws, exemplifying efficient and effective mechanisms in ensuring the quality and responsive programs and services at the local level.” – Aileen P. Refuerzo