Three barangays in Central Luzon emerged as National Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award (LTIA) winners for CY 2013 in the recently concluded nationwide LTIA assessment this year. These are Barangay Cataning, Balanga City as the national awardee for the component city category, Barangay Kitang II/Luz, Limay, Bataan as the national awardee for the 1st to 3rd class municipality Category and Barangay East Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City as first runner-up for the Highly Urbanized City (HUC) Category.
Barangays Cataning and Kitang II/Luz will receive cash award of P300,000 each while Barangay East Bajac-Bajac will receive an amount of P100,000.
Region 3 has been consistent in hurdling national LTIA awards. Last year, Brgy. Tuyo, Balanga City was accorded a National Hall of Fame LTIA award for CY 2012 in the component city category while Brgy. East Bajac-Bajac ranked 2nd runner-up in the HUC category.
The LTIA was established pursuant to Section 406 (b) of the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 which mandates the DILG to grant economic and other incentives to Lupong Tagapamayapa (LT) that demonstrates exemplary performance in settling disputes at the grassroots level particularly in attaining the objectives of the Katarungang Pambarangay.##