The Bataan provincial government received recognition from the Galing Pook Awards for its public-private partnership program. The LGU was also a finalist for another project, the 1Bataan Seal of Healthy Barangay.
Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III received the awards from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the ceremonial hall of Malacañang.
“Ang Bataan ang kaisa-isang probinsiya na may dalawang programang nakapasok bilang finalists mula sa 196 na application buhat sa iba’t ibang probinsiya sa ating bansa para sa nasabing parangal,” the governor said in a Punto Central Luzon report.
The PPP program of the province is under the Bataan Public–Private Partnership and Investment Center.
One such big and successful project under the Bataan PPP was the construction of the seven-story The Bunker, seat of the provincial government, according to the Punto report.
The 1Bataan Seal of Healthy Barangay was launched to improve the overall health of Bataeños. It granted financial rewards to any of the 237 villages with zero cases of dengue, animal bite, as well as maternal and infant death and drug-free.
The Galing Pook Award, administered by the Galing Pook Foundation, is a program recognizing innovative practices of LGUs.