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Sarangan Awards 2020 features LGUs best practices against COVID-19

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 23, 2020) – On its 4th year, the annual Sarangan Awards once again gave recognition to outstanding individuals, groups, local government units, and other stakeholders that excelled in their performance, programs implementation, legislation, projects, and best practices in the province of Sarangani.

Due to COVID-19, Sarangan Awards 2020 embraced the theme “Collective Power in the New Normal”, through Executive Order No. 30, to document and showcase best practices and initiatives of the municipal LGUs in responding to the widespread impact of COVID-19.

Three-minute long documentary videos highlighting the COVID-19 response and efforts of the frontliners and the municipal LGUs as a whole were submitted online by each of the participating groups.

Of all the video entries submitted, 20 entries from the seven municipalities were judged by the validators and were invited to the Sarangan Awards 2020 on December 16 at the Capitol gymnasium. Minimum health protocols were followed in the conduct of the event.

The office of Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, together with the validators and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, awarded Team Bulahan from Alabel 1st place, with P100,000 check and a plaque of recognition.

Team Querencia Production from Kiamba placed 2nd with P60,000 check and plaque, and Team Decadence from Alabel, won 3rd place, with P40,000 check and plaque, while non-winning entries took home P10,000 each.

Twelve barangays also received plaques of recognition for having been recently declared Zero Open Defecation (ZOD)-practicing barangays.

Vice Governor De Peralta also honored the “Pandemic Heroes” or the frontliners, through giving of water jars or tumblers to barangay, municipal, and provincial frontline workers all over Sarangani.

“Like many native Sarangans, I am an external optimist that Sarangani will recover from this crisis with God’s help, as it has always been from all of our past challenges,” De Peralta said.

Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon also congratulated the Office of the Vice Governor and the Sanggunian for the success of the Sarangan Awards 2020 amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

“The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Vice Governor Elmer, mga mayors, and the community itself, we are able to work together to make Sarangani province one of the least transmitted areas in the entire region. Let’s just keep doing what we are doing,” Governor Solon said. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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