CITY OF BALANGA - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region III recognized the City of Balanga, Bataan as the best local government unit in Central Luzon in the city category with best practices in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay during the Monday flag ceremony of the city government today, April 1, 2019 at Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga.
The awarding, wherein Balanga emerged as the best in the “Manila BAYani” awards for three consecutive years in the city category, was headed by DILG Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag, DILG Bataan Provincial Director Myra Moral-Soriano and Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MED) Chief Lerrie Hernandez. Mayor Francis Anthony Garcia led the City Government officials in receiving the award with a plaque of recognition and P200,000 check.
MED Chief Lerrie Hernandez congratulated Balanga for being consistent on its eagerness to promote an environment-protective and sustainable community. Likewise, Mayor Garcia thanked every Balangueño for their participation to accomplish the achievement and also acknowledged the efforts of the CENRO.
Conferment of Manila BAYani Awards is based on the results of the Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA). ECA evaluates the implementation and compliance of cities, municipalities, and barangays to Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
To conclude, the City Government, thru its Punong Barangays, recognized LGOO VI Evelyn Matias, the former CLGOO of Balanga for her significant contributions to Balanga’s local governance operations and formally welcomed the new CLGOO, LGOO VI Jomar Cruz.