BAGUIO CITY – Promoting the image of the summer capital of the Philippines as a hall of famer in the national drive for the cleanest and greenest highly urbanized city, 20 barangays were recognized and feted during the 108th Baguio Day celebration at the Baguio Convention Center.
Greenwater Village headed by Punong Barangay Magdalena Lambac was awarded champion, receiving plaque of recognition and P50,000 cash incentive.
The second cleanest and greenest barangay receiving plaque of recognition and P30,000 cash incentive is Sto. Tomas Proper. While Hillside was awarded third place, receiving plaque of recognition and P20,000 cash incentive.
Receiving certificates of appreciation and P5,000 cash incentives each are SLU/SVP, Middle Quezon Hill, Lualhati, West Bayan Park and Imelda Village.
The cash incentives will be used by the barangays in the implementation and improvement of their regreening programs.
The other barangays awarded with certificates of appreciation include Irisan, Happy Hallow, Lourdes Subdivision Extension, Scout Barrio, Ambiong, Middle Quirino Hill, MRR-Queen of Peace, Trancoville, Camdas Subdivision, Manuel Roxas-Teacher’s Camp, City Camp Proper and Loakan Apugan.
All the 128 barangays were adjudged based on the overall cleanliness of the barangay; orderliness; greening and beautification; social participation/ barangay ordinances; education and information campaign; waste management; presence of graffiti; barangay initiatives like rainwater harvesting facilities; maintenance of public buildings/structures such as barangay hall, waiting sheds, outposts, drainage, among others; and existence of gardens and handicraft savings from avoidable disposal cost, waste avoidance, reduced residuals and earnings from compost, crops and crafts.
Meanwhile, Mayor Mauricio Domogan disclosed the barangays that need improvement are Pinget, St. Joseph Village, Imelda Marcos, North Sanitary Camp, Upper Market, Rizal Monument Area, Harrison-Carantes, Malcolm Square, Upper Magsaysay, AZKCO and Kayang Hilltop.
Considering that said barangays are within the central business district, the local chief executive together with the panel of judges and the concerned barangays will later convene to plan on how to address the different issues in maintaining cleanliness in their jurisdiction, stressed Domogan. Jho Arranz, PIO / ABN
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