February 17-18, 2022 – DILG MIMAROPA RD Wilhelm M. Suyko and ARD Rey S. Maranan awarded on February 17-18, 2022 the National and Regional Plaques of Commendation to six high-performing LGUs from the Province of Oriental Mindoro during the Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Audit.
The six recipient LGUs are the City of Calapan, the Municipalities of Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan, and Bansud.
Calapan City Vice Mayor Gil G. Ramirez received the award on behalf of City Mayor Arnan Panaligan, as the City is awarded a High Functionality Rating. MLGOO Ivan Stephen Fadri and PLtCol Banaag witnessed the ceremonial awarding.
The Municipality of Naujan received two National awards and a Regional recognition for their success in sustaining drug-unaffected barangays and clearing drug-affected barangays. The Plaques of Commendation were awarded to Municipal Mayor Mark N. Marcos, with MLGOO Sylvia N. Arago and PLtCol Nonato P. Banania, Jr., witnessing the event.
The Municipality of Socorro is also a National and Regional awardee after it received a High Functionality rating, with the recognition being awarded to Municipal Mayor Fe V. Brondial and Vice Mayor Roy S. De Claro. Also present in the ceremonial awarding are MLGOO Fe B. Evagelio and PMAJ Marfredo Dularte.
The same National and Regional recognition is awarded to the Municipality of Pinamalayan through the leadership of Municipal Mayor Aristeo Baldos after the municipality received a High Functionality rating. As part of the awarding, MLGOO Amelia Ramos and PLtCol Alfredo E. Lorin, Jr., also oversaw the recognition given to the Municipality.
Five barangays of the Municipality were also ADAC awardees, with Mayor Baldos receiving the awards on behalf of these barangays.
Another recipient of the Regional Plaque of Commendation during the ADAC Performance Audit is the Municipality of Victoria through the leadership of Municipal Mayor Joselito C. Malabanan after also receiving a High Functionality rating. A barangay of the Municipality also received the same rating and the Certificate of Recognition were also received by the Mayor Malabanan on behalf of these barangays.
Also present in the awarding were MLGOO Fortune Dorothy Maliwanag and PEMS Rexner Tolentino.
The Municipality of Bansud held a program to formally celebrate the occasion, with Municipal Mayor Ronaldo Morada receiving the Regional Plaque of Commendation and also expressing his gratitude to DILG MIMAROPA for acknowledging their success in battling the presence of drugs in their community.
For CY 2020 ADAC Performance Audit, the Municipalities of Socorro and Pinamalayan are among the National Awardees who received a marker for their exemplary performance on the anti-illegal drug efforts in the locality. Other municipalities as mentioned, are Regional Awardees that obtained a high-functional rating both in the 2019 and 2020 ADAC Performance Audit.
“We commend these National and Regional LGU awardees for their exemplary performance and significant contributions to the efforts of the National Government in eradicating the drug problems in the grassroots levels. May this serve as your inspiration to persevere and continuously pursue a drug-free community,” RD Suyko remarked in one of his speeches during the awarding.
Also present in the awarding of all the LGU awardees are DILG Oriental Mindoro Provincial Director Ma. Victoria J. Del Rosario, COS Myla B. Panganiban, with the PNP Regional Office of MIMAROPA assisting the DILG MIMAROPA all throughout the conduct of the activity.
“It is with great pleasure that DILG MIMAROPA gives these hard-earned recognitions to our outstanding LGUs to remind them that we see and acknowledge their efforts in being catalysts of change towards their respective localities,” ARD Maranan said as he congratulated the City and Municipal Mayors.
DILG MIMAROPA extends once more to the ADAC Performance Audit Awardees its sincerest commendation for their victorious feat against drugs.
By: RIO III Karen Shayne Duarte