Las Piñas lauds outstanding employees, units
FRANCIS EARL CUETO
The Manila Times
THE government of Las Piñas City lauded its employees, officials, and operating units for their outstanding performance in the delivery of programs, projects and activities of the city government and national agencies. The recipients of the city’s 2023 Local Governance Exemplar Awards were announced after Monday’s flag-raising ceremony at City Hall. Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar said the award was created to establish a mechanism for identifying, selecting and providing rewards and incentives to deserving offices, officials and employees, and identifying outstanding accomplishments of offices and employees. Aguilar said the award also provides incentives and interventions to motivate employees who have contributed ideas, suggestions, excellent accomplishments, significant career milestones, and personal development efforts. The awarding ceremony was witnessed by Odilon Pasaraba, undersecretary for Project Development Management of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Ana Lyn Baltazar-Cortez, DILG assistant regional director– National Capital Region; Mary Anne Planas, city director–DILG Las Piñas; BGen. Mark Danglait Pespes, Southern Police District (SPD) director; and Las Piñas police chief Col. Jaime O. Santos. Aguilar said there are distinct awards and recognitions for the city and barangay levels. The city-level awards are High Functionality on the Las Piñas City Peace and Order Council; Safest City in Southern Metro Manila; High Functionality on the Las Piñas City Anti-Drug Abuse Council; Ideal Function for both the Local Council for Protection of Children and the Local Committee on AntiTrafficking and Violence Against Women and Children; Functional Comprehensive Development Plan; and Functional Fisheries Compliance Audit. Also included under the citylevel awards are Regional Recognition on Manila Bay Clean-Up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program; Regional Recognition on Halina’s Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (Hapag)-Kalinga Program; City Nutrition Awards; Best Garden Award; and the Seal of 4Ps-Grand Winner Pantawid Farmers ng Talon Kuatro-Livelihood Association. The barangay-level awards are made up of Safe Barangay Awards, Drug Cleared Barangays, Best Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Seal of Good Local Governance for Barangays and the Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa of the City of Las Piñas. Vice Mayor April Aguilar thanked the awardees for their unwavering commitment and innovative contributions to the city. “Your hard work and dedication have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life in our beloved city. Your efforts in various sectors have not only improved our city’s operations but have also uplifted the lives of our residents. This is a clear demonstration of what we can achieve when we work together with a shared vision for a better Las Piñas,” Aguilar said.