The city government recognized the best performing barangays in various categories in a ceremony last Oct. 27.
The Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award is given to Irisan barangay as champion, Kias and Lourdes Subdivision Ext. as first and second runners-up, respectively, and Camp 7 was given a special certificate of commendation.
The Nutrition award went to Dominican Mirador as champion, Lourdes Proper and Azcko as first and second runners-up, respectively. Finalists are Atok Trail, Balsigan, Brookside, City Camp Proper, Dizon Subdivision, East Bayan Park, Loakan Liwanag, Lucnab, Middle Quezon Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, Pucsusan, Salud Mitra, SLU-SVP, Upper Quezon, and Victoria Village.
Best in Sanitation are Atok Trail barangay as champion with North Central Aurora Hill and Loakan-Apugan as first and second runners-up, respectively.
Best in Health are Country Club Village, Atok Trail, and Upper Dagsian, champion, and first and second runners-up respectively.
Scout Barrio, DPS Compound were champion and first runner-up, while Burnham-Legarda and Fort del Pilar were second runner-up for the Best in Environmental Management.
The Best in Women’s Organization champion is Gibraltar, first runner-up is Hillside, with Atok Trail and Santo Tomas Proper as second runners-up.
Irisan is champion for the Best in Senor Citizens Association; with Mines View and Gibraltar as first and second runners-up.
For the child-friendly barangay, Sto. Tomas Proper topped the category with Upper Rock Quarry and Trancoville as first and second runners-up.
PWD-friendly barangays are Bakakeng Norte barangay as champion, and Camp 7 and San Vicente as first and second runners-up.
The Best in Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management award went to Dontogan as champion, and Pucsusan and Bakakeng Central as first and second runners-up.
The Seal of Good Local Governance for Barangays award was given to the following: Atok Trail, Camdas Subdivision, Fort del Pilar, Kabayanihan, Legarda-Burnham-Kisad, Lourdes Subdivision Extension, Lourdes Subdivision Proper, Lower Lourdes Subdivision, Lower Quirino Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, Palma Urbano, Scout Barrio, Teodora Alonzo, and Trancoville.
The following barangays are recognized for passing the three-core governance areas and two essential governance areas: AZCKO, Aurora Hill Proper, Bakakeng Central, Camp Allen, Camp 7, City Camp Central, Dominican Mirador, Engineer’s Hill, Fairview Village, Hillside, Imelda Village, Kias, Loakan Proper, Loakan-Liwanag, Magsaysay Private Road, MRR Queen of Peace, Pacdal, San Antonio Village, San Roque Village, Santo Tomas Proper, Santo Tomas School area, Session Road area, Upper Market Market Division, Upper QM, and Upper Rock Quarry.
Barangays given the best Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council award are Alfonso Tabora, Bakakeng Norte/Sur, Camdas Subdivision, East Bayan Park, Fort del Pilar, Magsaysay Private Road, Middle Quirino Hill, Padre Burgos, Palma Urbano, San Antonio Village, Upper Market Division, and Upper Rock Quarry.
Posthumous awards were given to third termer Punong Barangays George Fangroy of Cresencia Village and Bonifacio Bustos of Padre Burgos.
Third termer PBs and sangguniang barangay members were also accorded honors. – Julie G. Fianza