SAN JOSE, Antique—The peacekeeping group from Barangay Igbonglo, San Jose is a national contender of this year’s Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award representing Region 6.
Raymund Palanog, program manager of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Antique, said Igbonglo’s Lupong Tagapamayapa was among the three finalists shortlisted for the national level competition after winning at the regional level.
For four years now, Barangay Igbonglo consistently earned the Incentive award in Region 6 for its exemplary compliance to laws on settlement of barangay disputes.
DILG also noted some innovations made by Igbonglo’s local government unit to enhance the operations of the Barangay Justice System, making it more responsive to its constituents.
For the past few years, the peacekeepers also have not endorsed any case to the courts.
Punong Barangay Farly dela Cruz and other village officials received the validating team led by a DILG central office group last October.
Meanwhile, the peacekeepers of Poblacion Belison were also declared Regional Winner for Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award for 4th to 6th Class Municipalities.
Established by virtue of Executive Order No. 394 series of 1997, the Incentive Award recognizes the Best Performing Lupong Tagapamayapa in consonance with their significant role in barangay governance.