Dumaguete City gets Galing Pook award for environment

/ 08:30 AM March 27, 2013

DUMAGUETE City received the prestigious “Galing Pook Award” for Environment for its best practices in innovating and implementing the city-wide septage management program in the Philippines.

City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria received the award recently from Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas at the Diosdado Macapagal Hall, Landbank Plaza in Malate, Manila.


Of the 122 cities of the country, 16 were initially chosen to present their respective best practices.

Dumaguete officials presented septage facility project located in Barangay Camanjac, Mayor Sagarbarria said.

Aside from Dumaguete City, this year’s winners are: San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; two programs from Mandaluyong City; Muntinlupa City; Valenzuela City; Iloilo City; Municipality of Loboc; Sarangani Province; and Brgy. Poblacion, Tupi, South Cotabato.

Dumaguete has been a recipient of four other national and regional awards, such as the the Seal of Good Housekeeping Award in 2011 for the City’s exemplary perfor mance in administrative, social, and economic governance and Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, considered the mother of all awards given December 2012 for the city’s transparency and accountability efforts.

The city has been also adjudged regional winner in the search for the 2012 Very Supportive Local Government Unit to Fisheries Projects last year in BFAR-7, Cebu City.

The Most Promising City in Central Visayas was also awarded to Dumaguete at the 7th Regional Nutrition Action Officers Congress and 2011 Grand Nutrition Awards.

For these awards, Mayor Sagrabarria lauded the initiative and cooperation of his fellow government officials, department heads and employees, and the residents for the support for the successful implementation of the various projects and services.

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