Barangay Tipolo of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental tops this year’s Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA) as Outstanding Lupon after exemplifying exceptional administration of barangay justice system among all the 1st-3rd class municipalities nationwide.
The winning barangay bagged a development grant of P300,000.00 as incentive.
“We are proud of Barangay Tipolo for receiving this well-deserved recognition considering that this is the first time that the barangay was able to take part in the national awarding of the LTIA,” said DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe.
Barangay Lucita P. Aviles expressed her gratitude to the DILG stressing that the development grant is a big help to the lupong tagapamayapa and assured that they will continue to effectively implement barangay justice system, particularly in procuring equipment to support the effective and efficient administration of the system.
Agabe also congratulates the following 2018 LTIA national runner-ups from Region 10 awarded on October 12, 2018 at The Heritage Hotel, Manila: Brgy. Kausawagan, Cagayan de Oro City (2nd runner up in the Highly Urbanized Cities Category) and Brgy. Bonifacio Aquino, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental (2nd runner up in the 4th-6th class Municipalities Category).
According to him, “the lupons are actually the ones that help the national government in ensuring that there will be harmony, peace, and cooperation in our respective barangays.”
“And our awardees are the ones serving as models of being effective and efficient in amicably settling disputes in their respective barangays,” he added.
In a related event, DILG 10 recognized the 2018 regional awardees at Rosario Pavilion, Cagayan de Oro City on October 10, 2018, coinciding with the celebration of the Local Government Code.
LTIA was established to give recognition and incentives to outstanding lupons for their contributions in promoting the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) objectives.
It is rooted from the desire to strengthen the KP as an indigenous conflict resolution structure at the grassroots level; institutionalize a system of granting economic benefits and other incentives to lupons, which demonstrates exemplary performance and; generate greater awareness among, and support from, the various sectors of the Philippine Society on the KP as a potent vehicle toward social ordering and human development.