26th local government and barangay day set on Oct. 10

Baguio will be celebrating the 26th Local Government and Barangay Day this coming Tuesday, October 10 with the theme, “Sustaining Service Excellence in the Barangays”.

Kicking-off the celebration will be a parade along the main thoroughfare of Baguio with the different districts showcasing their talents through street dancing.

A program will follow at the Baguio Convention Center where Department of Interior and Local Government –Cordillera Administrative Region regional director Marlo Iringan will be the guest of honor and speaker on the said event.

Highlighting the celebration is the awarding and recognition for the search for best performing barangays in the city.

Special awards will be given to barangays which include most child-friendly barangay, best senior citizen organization, best women’s organization, outstanding Barangay Peace and Order Council (BPOC), outstanding lupong tagapamayapa, outstanding barangay nutrition scholar, outstanding barangay nutrition council, best in sanitation, cleanest and greenest barangay and persons with disability friendly barangay.

The barangays with special awards will be receiving plaques of recognition and P50,000 cash incentives each.

Winners of the photography contest, best in barangay craft and food fair, and district street dancing will also be announced and awarded during the said simple program.

Presidential Proclamation No. 63 recognized the important role of local government units in nation building and declared month of October every year as Local Government month and the 10th of October as the Local Government Day. *Jho Arranz