Butuan City – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (CARAGA) confers awards to the City government of Butuan for being the regional winner of the Local Legislative Award (LLA) in the highly-urbanized cities category and with Brgy. San Vicente as regional winner for the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA).

The awarding was made after the delivery of the State of the City Address (SOCA) of Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. at City Hall Grounds on April 11, 2013 this city.

Butuan City through Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. and Vice Mayor Lawrence Fortun received the plaque for the Local Legislative Award while Punong Barangay Raul C. Carampatana of Brgy. San Vicente received the plaque and a cash prize worth PhP 300,000.00 together with the barangay officials. The plaques and the cash prize was handed by DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion with the assistance of DILG City Director Romeo A. Solis.

As a recipient of the DILG – Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) Program, Butuan City also received a check worth PhP 4,874,000.00 for the construction of potable water system at Brgy. Tungao. This project aims to provide safe and potable water to waterless communities.

The Local Legislative Award is an award that accords official recognition to a Sangguniang Panlungsod or to a Sangguniang Bayan that excels in the enactment of ordinance or resolutions that ultimately contribute to the attainment of desirable socio-economic and environmental outcomes. On the other hand, The Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards was established since 1997 as a means to institutionalize a system of granting economic benefits and other incentives to the Lupong Tagapamayapa that demonstrates exemplary performance in settling disputes at the grassroots level. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO II, DILG 13)

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