Two barangays in Antique were recognized as winners during the virtual awarding ceremony of the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards 2021 held on August 23, 2021.
Barangay Abiera, Sebaste was hailed as the regional winner for the 4th to 6th class municipality category, while Barangay Magsaysay Patnongon bagged the first-runner up in the 1st to 3rd class municipality category.
The winners received Certificates of Recognition and development grant from the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6. Barangay Abiera in Sebaste received P50,000 cash incentive while Barangay Magsaysay in Patnongon received P15,000 cash award.
They were among the lupons assessed and validated in a virtual assessment by the Regional Awards Committee (RAC). The lupons were selected as Regional Winners by the RAC and were nominated as regional nominees to the National LTIA.
The Punong Barangays of the LTIA winners said that the cash prize will be used to further improve their Katarungang Pambarangay operations.
The LTIA is now on its 23rd year, continuing the pursuit of the Department of the Interior and Local Government of recognizing the exemplary performance of Lupong Tagapamayapa in every locality.
Its implementation is a commitment of the DILG to award economic and other incentives to the Lupons that demonstrated exemplary performance and commendable contributions in the promotion of KP objectives.
The LTIA covers all Lupong Tagapamayapa nationwide and are evaluated on the basis of efficiency in operations, effectiveness in securing the objectives of the KP Program, creativity and resourcefulness.
DILG Antique Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda congratulates the LTIA winners and hopes that other Lupons in Antique will replicate their best practices.