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Sorsogon City Wins Grand Prize in Gawad Gobernador sa Kapaligiran
Sorsogon City Wins Grand Prize in Gawad Gobernador sa Kapaligiran

SORSOGON CITY WINS GRAND PRIZE IN GAWAD GOBERNADOR SA KAPALIGIRAN

By:

TITO D. FORTES, CESO V

Consultant, CPMU

Once again, LGU Sorsogon City bags the  coveted Gawad Gobernador Sa Kapaligiran (2018 Edition) after besting the other LGUs in the Province of Sorsogon. The award honors Sorsogon LGUs advocating and implementing environment-friendly programs and practices in the following areas: 1) Public Market & Public Terminal; 2) School; 3) Barangay; 4) Municipal Nursery; 5) Greening Program; 6) Central Materials Recovery Facility & Disposal Facility; 7) Support System; 8) Slaughterhouse; 9) Rural Health Unit/Lying In/Health Center/Health Care Facility; 10) DRR-CCA; 11) Tourism Destination Area; and 12) Clean Air Program (RA 8749).

The Search now includes the National Government Agencies and Local Offices within the province. This undertaking does not only emphasize the giving of incentives or rewards to the LGUs, but as part of the Province’s monitoring scheme on the compliance of LGUs on the programs, projects and activities pertaining to the environment and other related environmental rules, laws & regulations.

 Complementing the prestigious award for the city are the special citations for its Central Materials Recovery Facility (CMRF) and Clean Air Program (RA 8749). It is very inspiring to note that the City Government was nominated in 11 out of 12 award categories. Beaming with pride and joy, Hon. Jonathan G. Balintong (City Vice Mayor), Mr. Crisanto L. Duana (CENRO) and Mr. Tito D. Fortes (CPMU) received the award last October 18, 2018 at the Paradise Resort, Pangpang, Sorsogon City.

These impressive and heartwarming victories in addition to the numerous awards and citations received by the LGU, undoubtedly include Sorsogon City in the roster of premier and best performing cities in the country. Kudos and congratulations. (TDF)