After winning the Seal of Good Local Governance Award, another “feather on the cap” of LGU Sorsogon City was added when it topped the 2016 Gawad Gobernador Sa Paligiran Award, a yearly award honoring Sorsogon LGUs advocating and implementing environment-friendly programs and practices. Complementing the prestigious award are (3) special citations for the city’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), Double “A” Slaughter House and Waste Water Treatment Facility. Beaming with pride and joy, Atty. Jonathan G. Balintong (Acting City Mayor) and Mr. Rene Jasareno (CENRO) received the award in behalf of Hon. Sally A. Lee, during the awarding ceremony held on November 15, 2016 at the Paradise Resort, Pangpang, Sorsogon City.
The LGU was also cited for its environmental programs such as the Anti-Plastic Ordinance as well as Waste Segregation and Disaster Preparedness Programs. In addition, the Rosa T. Arellano Elementary School (Macabog, Sorsogon City) was cited as the best implementor of Ecological Solid Waste Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Management programs, among the schools in the province.
These back-to-back victories in addition to the numerous awards and citations received by the LGU, catapult Sorsogon City to the roster of premier and best performing cities in the country. Congratulations ! Keep up the good work!(T. Fortes)