Hailed as the regional winner and national entry for the component city category, Barangay Cupang Proper was assessed today, July 19, 2019, by the National Validation Team headed by NBOJ Chairperson Vivian P. Suansing, Assistant Director, DILG Bureau of Local Supervision (BLGS).

NBOJ members include Atty. Marina B. Ching (Supreme Court), ASP Marmarie P. Satin-Vivas (DOJ), Atty. Christine Leones (NAPOLCOM), and Executive Director John Patrick Agustin (LnB).
Also present in the activity were Vice Governor Ma. Cristina M. Garcia, Vice Mayor Vianca Lita V. Gozon, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, PD Myra B. Moral-Soriano and CLGOO Jomar M. Cruz of DILG Bataan, among others.

Cupang Proper was conferred first runner-up during the 2018 LTIA National Awarding Ceremony.