The DILG Region 1 (R1) hosted its maiden virtual Lupon ng Tagapamayapa Incentive Award (LTIA) Regional Awarding Ceremony, the first among the regions, with the theme ‘Lupon Paragons During the Pandemic’ on February 23, 2021 at the DILG R1 Conference Hall. This is the virtual Regional Ceremony in the entire Philippines.
The regional winner for the 4th to 6th Income Class Municipality Category is Brgy. Batchelor West, Natividad, Pangasinan headed by Punong Barangay Felomina N. Garcia. For the 1st to 3rd Income Class Municipality, the regional winner is Brgy. Bantayan, Mangaldan, Pangasinan led by Punong Barangay Ritchie D. Abalos. And for the last category which is the Component City, the regional winner is Brgy. 3 – Nuestra Senora Del Rosario, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte headed by Punong Barangay Suzanne M. Bueno.
OIC-Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Agnes A. De Leon expressed her warm gratitude to all the Lupong Tagapamayapa and barangay officials who are rendering their unwavering service amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. She also welcomed the nominees and all the DILG Officers and local government unit (LGU) Officials present virtually and on-site.
“The LTIA is an avenue to recognize the exemplary performance of our Lupon including their innovations and responses. I hope the LTIA will motivate all the Lupon members throughout our region in aiming to be the winner. And to those who will win, the challenge is to sustain and maintain your performance,” ARD De Leon stressed in her message.
Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) OIC Director Vivian P. Suansing commended the DILG R1 team for hosting the first-ever 2020 LTIA Regional Awarding. She informed the way forward for LTIA in 2021, among which was the launching of the LTIA Information System (IS).
Gracing the occasion was OIC-DILG Secretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. applauding the efforts of the Lupong Tagapamaya saying, “I salute you for rising above the many limitations, complications and wide array of challenges this set-up has brought us. Sa pagharap sa mga pagsubok na ito, batid ko ang malaking responsibilidad na kailangan ninyong harapin at gampanan. Alam ko ring bukod sa inaasahang sandalan ng mga hindi pagkakaintindihan ay kabi-kabila ang pinagkakatiwalang trabaho sa inyo nitong nakaraang taon sa paglaban sa pandemya. Sa kabila nito ay nananatili kayong tapat at masigasig sa inyong tungkulin bilang mga Lupon.”
All winners received a Plaque of Appreciation and P10, 000 cash prize from the DILG Regional Program Funds. Certificates of Appreciation were also awarded to the members of the Regional Awards Committee (RAC) for their full support and enthusiasm in paving the way for the Lupon towards achieving greater heights at the national level.