City exec cites awards, recognitions received last year
Santiago City, Isabela (26 January) -- Mayor Amelita S. Navarro in her State of the City Address (SOCA) yesterday (January 18) cited the awards and recognitions the city government under her watch has earned last year that made it known in the entire country.
Mayor Navarro said that the city government received notable awards and recognitions and among these were: Conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as Best performing Local Government in Cagayan Valley and best implementor of comprehensive and unified response to eliminate red tape;
Over-all regional champion on Zero Basura Olympics and an award of excellence on local governance both given by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Best Performing Local Government Unit in revenue generation and tax efficiency both given by the Department of Finance- Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF); Best Police Station of Region 02 given by the Philippine National Police (PNP); Green Banner Award as Best Nutrition Program Implementor given by National Council; Most Child-Friendly city in region 02 and 1st runner-up in national level given by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Garantisadong Pambata champion awarded by the Department of Health; 2nd place on Best Culture in the Philippines (Timpuyog Festival) by the National Commission on the Culture and Arts (NCCA) and Hall of Famer (Pattaradday Festival) given by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) from 2006-2009.
Navarro also said that because of the environment protection effort the city government has initiated, the lady chief executive was invited by various organizations as guest speaker on Climate Change Conference in Taiwan, member Phil Delegation on Environment World Forum in Vancouver Canada, International Forum for Coastal Cities in Xianmen, China, Study visit about Local Government in Malaysia and Singapore.
"All the recognitions and awards the city government has gained and achieved we owe them to the people of Santiago City through the concerted efforts and good relationships of the legislative and executive branches" the lady Mayor said.
Navarro said that there are more work to be done and urged her constituents to cooperate to maintain the flow of development in the city. (PIA Isabela) [top]