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The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) headed by Minister Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo has honored the more than 100 performing local government units during the Bangsamoro Governance Day in the PAGKILALA: Awarding Ceremony of BARMM LGUs held on 19 January 2022 at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex, Bangsamoro Government Center, this city.
(BARMM is the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.)
This year’s 3rd BARMM Founding Anniversary theme, “𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒’𝑠 𝐿𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠, 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑜: 𝐶𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑃𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒” is just but fitting as the Ministry recognized the best Performing Local Government Units (LGUs) and Chief Executives of the Region showcasing their accomplishments in the areas of local legislation, administration, social services, economic development and environmental management.
Local government units and officials that have made their marks in exemplary public service not only in their policies and programming, but in significant aspects of governance that impacted the lives of their constituents. These practice brought forth not only innovation, exceptional leadership, positive development and great change in the lives of their constituents and will eventually redound to transform the landscape of the locality paving the way to progress and development.
“Today we recognize as part of the major program of the Bangsamoro government the exemplary performance of local chief executives of the Bangsamoro region from different levels of government; from the province, municipality and barangays. Those who have truly performed and delivered on their mandate and have shown exemplary service to their constituents, they truly deserve our recognition,” said Minister Sinarimbo in his opening message.
𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞 (29) BLGUs were conferred the 𝐋𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐩𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 (𝐋𝐓𝐈𝐀).
These are the lupons (communities) that have shown exemplary capacity to settle disputes at the level of the barangay. Each awardee received a cash incentive and plaque.
The champions in different categories:
– Barangay Rempes, Upi, Maguindanao – Champion, 1st to 3rd Class Category – Php160,000
– Barangay Kauran, Ampatuan, Maguindanao – Champion, 4th to 6th Class Category – Php160,000
– Barangay Limo-ok, Lamitan City, Basilan – Champion, City Category – Php160,000
– Barangay Tumbras, Midsayap 1 – Champion, SGA 1st to 3rd Class Category – Php160,000
Cognizant of the important role of the barangay in the overall development and transformation of the community and of the nation, the Ministry pilot tested the 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲𝐬 (𝐒𝐆𝐋𝐆𝐁) to encourage and challenge barangays to scale up their performance and practices of good governance that accord primacy to the principles of accountability, transparency, performance and effectiveness. Barangay local government units were recognized for their best practices in preserving the welfare and contributing growth and development in their communities. These barangays are great examples of how governance should be enacted at the grassroots.
𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 (24) SGLGB were cited, the first time in the Region. These are those barangays which have shown the capacity to hurdle challenges. Cash incentive of Php50,000 and plaque were given to the awardees.
𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐞 (9) BLGUs were cited in the 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲𝐬 (𝐒𝐌𝐁) in the Region. The SMB is one of the newest incentive programs of the Ministry, aimed to recognize barangays with exemplary performances and serve as a fine example and aspiration on good governance. These barangays were given distinction for implementing initiatives that protect their communities.
The 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐬, 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐩𝐢, 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 received a Php1 million cash incentive and plaque. The rest of the finalists each received Php100,000 cash grant and plaque.
And for the 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢-𝐃𝐫𝐮𝐠 𝐀𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 (𝐀𝐃𝐀𝐂) 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 (38) Anti-Drug Abuse Councils were recognized for their functionality and effectiveness and exceptional performance.
The 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐥 (𝐋𝐨𝐆𝐅𝐀), a functionality and performance oversight tool developed by the Ministry brought on 𝐬𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐱 (66) ideal functional LGUs. These LGUs have been measured and passed using the seven (7) categories of functionality: 1. Presence of Government Center with Facilities; 2. Presence of Working Elected and Appointed Officials and Functionaries; 3. Functional Local Special Bodies (LSB;) 4. Functional Local Legislative Body; 5. Approved Mandated Plans and Budget; 6. Available, Visible and Accessible Basic Services; and 7. Sound Fiscal Management.
𝐓𝐞𝐧 (10) LGUs were awarded for their innovative practices for CY 2020 and 𝐭𝐰𝐨 (2) for CY 2021 utilizing the 𝐋𝐆𝐔 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 (𝐋𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐏) Program of the MILG. These 𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞 (12) LGUs are recognized for their innovative and excellent local governance practices that demonstrate sustainability and has potential for replication by other local government units. Aside from the plaque, each of them will receive Php2.5 million incentive fund which shall be invested in program enhancement, expansion and/or innovation that shall be outlined in project proposal to be submitted by the awardees and accounted for in program reports within one year from the date of receipt of the grant fund.
𝐋𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐏 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
Parang, Maguindanao – 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑟𝑒ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦
Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao – 𝐵𝐼𝑆𝐼𝑇𝐴 𝑆𝑎 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑦 (𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑠 & 𝐼𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑢 𝑇𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝐴𝑝𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑎𝑐ℎ)
Buldon, Maguindanao – 𝐵𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑘-𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑙 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚
Buadiposo Buntong, Lanao del Sur – 𝑆𝑒𝑟𝑏𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑝𝑢𝑠𝑜 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎 𝑠𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑘𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑎𝑛: 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑎𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑛 𝑃𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑒 Initiative
Taraka, Lanao del Sur – 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚
Taraka, Lanao del Sur – 3𝑀 𝐷𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑒 – “𝑀𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑔, 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑜, 𝑎𝑡 𝑀𝑎𝑔𝑏𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑑 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚: 𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑇𝑎𝑥 𝐶𝑎𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑔𝑛”
Wao, Lanao del Sur – 𝐸𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐹𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼𝑡𝑠 𝑂𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑇ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑦 𝑅𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠
Wao, Lanao del Sur – 𝑈𝑌𝐴𝐾𝐴𝑃 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 (𝑈𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑌𝑎𝑘𝑎𝑝, 𝐴𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑎, 𝐾𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝐴𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑎 𝑠𝑎 𝑀𝑎𝑔-𝐼𝑛𝑎 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚)
Upi, Maguindanao – 𝑆𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑀𝑜𝑑𝑒𝑙 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑦: 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑠
Upi, Maguindanao – 𝑈𝑝𝑖 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚: 𝑁𝑢𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝐿𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒
𝐋𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐏 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐬
Paglat, Maguindanao – 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝐿𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑃𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑒-𝐴𝑑𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑙 (𝐶𝐿𝐴𝑀𝑃-𝐴𝐶)
Taraka, Lanao Del Sur – 𝑆𝑢𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚
And finally yet importantly, the 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 or 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐋.
This is the first time that this award has been given. SEAL is an incentive award program initiated and conceptualized by the MILG in honor of the great Bangsamoro revolutionary leader, Sheikh Salamat Hashim (founder and chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF), whose leadership have clearly shown the following characteristics: accountable, participatory and service-oriented leadership.
𝐒𝐢𝐱 (6) local leaders who epitomize the leadership qualities of the late revolutionary leader bagged the prestigious award. Each received a cash incentive worth Php2.5 million and an 18 Karat gold medallion worth Php311,000.
The six leader exemplars:
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒 𝐴. 𝐵𝑢𝑑 – Maluso, Basilan
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝐴𝑏𝑑𝑢𝑙𝑘𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑚 𝑇. 𝐿𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑘𝑢𝑛𝑜 – Paglat, Maguindanao
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝐷𝑎𝑡𝑢 𝑆ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑚 𝐵. 𝑀𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑎 – Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝑀𝑖𝑑𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑜 𝑀. 𝑀𝑖𝑑𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑔, 𝐽𝑟 – Guindulungan, Maguindanao
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝑅𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛 𝑆. 𝑃𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑔, 𝑆𝑟 – Upi, Maguindanao
𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝐴𝑙𝑖 𝐿 𝑆𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑟 – Piagapo, Maguindanao
Featured image is MILG Minister Naguib G. Sinarimbo delivering the event’s Opening Address.