Barangay Cutcut of Angeles City is DILG R3’s Regional Showcase Barangay for the first semester of 2015.
Punong Barangay Cecilia C. Nepomuceno comprehensively delivered her State of the Barangay Address (SOBA) highlighting their accomplishments for the past six months along areas of infrastructure, peace and order, waste management, health and sanitation, education, culture and sports, senior citizen and PWDs, and the proposed projects of her barangay for CY 2015.
Director Florida M. Dijan of the DILG Region 3, in her message, expressed her appreciation and lauded the Local and Barangay Officials of Cutcut for adhering to the Department’s mandates and in performing their respective duties and responsibilities making their barangay eligible to be showcased by Region 3. She concluded her speech by extending the message of the Secretary of the Department to all present. She also emphasized that the Department will always be of service to partner LGUs.
Likewise, DILG Angeles OIC-City Director Belina T. Herman congratulated PB Nepomuceno and her council for pulling off and organizing the showcase Barangay Assembly in their LGU.
Also, gracing the activity were Hon. Edgardo Pamintuan, City Mayor of Angeles City, Mr. Robin L. Nepomuceno, spouse of the incumbent PB and former Vice-Governor of Pampanga, City Councilors Atty. Bryan Matthew C. Nepomuceno and Alex P. Indiongco, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Regional Director F/CSupt Aloveel B. Ferrer, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Director Mr. William Beltran, representatives from selected National Government Agencies (NGAs), local officials and other assembly members.
Mayor Pamintuan, in response to the foregoing presentations, praised Barangay Cutcut for being one of the most financially organized and capable barangays in Angeles City. He also stressed the importance of working in unison to achieve a common goal.
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 260 dated September 30, 2011, all barangays in the country are required to call for a Barangay Assembly at least twice every year and deliver their State of the Barangay Address (SOBA) to their respective constituents concerning matters provided by Section 397(b) Chapter VI of the Local Government Code: Accomplishments and Financial Report from the past six months and updates on on-going programs and projects.
The Barangay Assembly also serves as a venue or platform for its members to raise issues and concerns affecting the community, as well as for advancing proposals and recommendations to improve the quality of service of the barangay officials.