Barangay official representatives of Poblacion received during the Provincial Peace and Order Council a Plaque of Appreciation signed by Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. and DILG Provincial Director Anthony Manolo I. Ballug and a check of P15,000.00 for being the outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa for calendar year 2018 under the 1st – 3rd class municipalities category.
The Lupong Tagapamayapa is an annual search by virtue of Executive Order No. 394, S. 1997 establishing the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards. It four categories namely the outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Highly-Urbanized Cities, Component Cities, 1st – 3rd Class Municipalities, and 4th – 6th Class Municipalities.
The Awards aim to strengthen the Katarungang Pambarangay as an indigenous conflict resolution structure at the grassroots level and institutionalize a system of granting economic benefits to Lupons that demonstrate exemplary performance. It also aims to generate greater awareness among and support from the various sectors of society on the Katarungang Pambarangay as a potent vehicle toward social order and human development.
Criteria in the conduct of the annual search include the efficiency in operation which covers the observance of settlement procedure and settlement deadline, systematic maintenance of record, timely submission of reports to concerned agencies, and conduct of monthly meetings exclusively on Katarungang Pambarangay matters; effectiveness in securing the settlement of interpersonal dispute objective of the Katarungang Pambarangay which covers the quantity of settled cases against filed, quantity of settlement of cases, at least 80% compliance with terms of settlement or award after the cases have been filed; creativity and resourcefulness of the Lupon and training or seminar within the assessment period; area or facility for Katarungang Pambarangay activities, and financial or non-financial support. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)
By Juliet B. Saley