Barangays Holy Spirit and Greater Lagro are the top recipients this year of the Quezon City Barangay Seal of Good Housekeeping (Dangal ng Lungsod), an award for barangays that have set the benchmark of best practices in governance at the grassroots level.
The two barangays also received P500,000 in financial incentives in the awarding led by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, City Administrator Aldrin C. Cuña and Department of the Interior and Local Governments City Director Juan Jovian Ingeniero last Friday at the UP Bahay ng Alumni.
Top honors also went to Barangays Damar, San Bartolome, Sangandaan and UP Campus for the QCSGH Gawad sa Huwarang Pamamahala. Each received a P200,000 incentive.
Cuña said the seal of good housekeeping is one way of validating the reforms instituted by the barangays. The city government started applying measures of good performance to the city’s 142 barangays in 2014 and institutionalized it through an ordinance.
The evaluation criteria and performance review were done by the city government and the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Special citations were also awarded to other Quezon City barangays with noteworthy practices. Barangays Sto. Domingo, Philam, St. Ignatius, Paligsahan, Fairview, Laging Handa, Culiat and E. Rodriguez were recognized for their best practices and innovations.
Awardees for outstanding legislative services are Barangays Sto. Cristo, Batasan Hills, Bagumbayan, Paligsahan, Escopa 1, Doña Imelda, Central, Novaliches Proper, Kaligayahan, Nagkaisang Nayon and Culiat.
For most functional barangay-based institutions, the awardees are Barangays Damayan, Sto. Cristo, Batasan Hills, Loyola Heights, Paligsahan, Valencia, Kaligayahan, Sta. Monica and Culiat.
Barangays awarded for outstanding compliance to accounting and auditing rules were Lourdes, Claro, Quirino 2-A, St. Ignatius, Horseshoe, Mariana, UP Village, Kaligayahan, North Fairview and Novaliches Proper.
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