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'Maliit ngunit malaki ang nagagawa ng mga barangay'-- Alvarado
By: PPAO
Thursday, 14 November 2013
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IT'S OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE. Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado poses with Barangay Captain Geronimo Mauricio (center) of Brgy. Sta. Clara, Santa Maria and his fellow villagers as they hold with pride the plaque of recognition for their program ‘Revenue Employment Generation’ as one of the awardees for the Natatanging Gawaing Barangay in the annual Gawad Galing Barangay held today, Nov. 14 at the Hiyas Pavilion Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center City of Malolos. Mauricio also won as the Natatanging Punong Barangay 2013. Also in the photo are (L-R) Board Member Ramon Posadas, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando and Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS—Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado on Thursday hailed the initiatives and the important role of village officials in nation building saying that they may be the smallest of all government units but they are always the front liners on delivering basic services to the people.

“Ang kahalagahan ng mga barangay ay ‘di mapasusubalian. Sila ang pinaka abot-kamay ng taong bayan, sila ang laging nasa unang hanay, unang tanggulan, takbuhan at bubong na nasisilungan sa oras ng pangangailangan. Sabi nga sa isang tula, it isn’t in the size that you win or fail, be the best of whatever you are,”Alvarado said.

Together with Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, guest speaker, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Alvarado presented the awardees with pride.

This year, the Provincial Government recognized as Natatanging Gawaing Barangay the projects of Barangay Muzon in ‘Social Services’; Barangay Biclat, San Miguel for their ‘Mapanagutang Pamamahala’; ‘Kalusugan at Kabuhayan’ of San Miguel, Calumpit; ‘Serbisyo Publiko, Isapuso mo’ of Iba, Meycauayan City and Barangay Sta. Clara, Santa Maria for their ‘Revenue and Employment Generation’ program.

The winners for the said category took home P200,000 and a plaque of recognition.

Moreover, the GGB also awarded the Natatanging Lingkod Barangay including Brgy. Capt. Geronimo Mauricio of Brgy. Sta. Clara, Santa Maria as Natatanging Punong Barangay who received P50,000; Councilor Manolito Arrojo of Brgy. Paco, Obando as Natatanging Kagawad; Desiree Pangcoy of Brgy. Paco, Obando as Natatanging Ingat-Yaman; and Starepphle Dominggo of Brgy. Tabang, Plaridel as Natatanging Kalihim. All of them received a plaque of appreciation and P20,000 each.

Winners for the outstanding volunteer workers also received plaque of recognition and cash incentive worth P20,000 which include Rodrigo Silvestre of Brgy. Dampol 2nd B, Pulilan as Natatanging Barangay Tanod; Ray Angelo Zialcita of Brgy. Dampol 1st, Pulilan as Natatanging Barangay Training and Employment Coordinator and Vilma Oronce as Natatanging Lingkod Lingap sa Nayon from San Miguel, Calumpit. Susana Bayan of Brgy. Buguion, Calumpit was awarded the Natatanging Mother Leader while Jennifer Ignacio of Brgy. Paco, Obando as Natatanging Barangay Health Worker.

The Buklod Lingap Bulacan Foundation Inc. from Brgy. Concepcion, Baliwag won as the Natatanging Volunteer Group and received a plaque of recognition and P50,000.

“This is a timely reminder of what genuine public service truly is. Sa kabila ng mga hamon sa pagseserbisyo, kayo sa mga barangay still possess the zeal to serve unselfishly at kapag matibay ang barangay, mananatili ding matatag ang ating bayan, at ang ating bansa,” Pimentel said after stressing that they are the living proof that true public service still exists.

To end his speech, Pimentel said that he offers his ‘Bigger Pie, Bigger Slice’ Bill to Bulakeños wherein he is proposing to scratch the Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA in favor of the SNT or Share in the National Tax.

The GGB is a local program equivalent to Galing Pook Award that annualy recognizes outstanding local government units in the country. ###

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