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Cuayan tops among Angeles barangays in greening contest

Barangay Cuayan in Angeles City bested other villages in the inter-barangay contest dubbed as “Gawad Parangal sa mga Pinakamalinis, Luntiang, Ligtas at Kaayaayang Pamayanan (Pogi Ya Ing Barangay Ku).”

Garnering a score of 99.42, the barangay emerged as the winner of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.’s project to promote sustainable programs for participatory governance, environmental management, peace and order, and disaster risk reduction management.

“More than the contest, the essence of this is to build back better communities and encourage implementation of intensively and extensively proactive, participative, sound, and sustained programs, projects, and activities on socio-economic, environmental, and risk reduction management,” Lazatin said.

The mayor congratulated all the barangays who devoted their time, effort, and dedication to participate in the contest.

The grand winner received a dump truck worth P4 million, with ₱300,000 cash incentive.

Following the grand winner is Barangay Pampang, which garnered a score of 98.71 and will get P600,000; while the 3rd placer Barangay Pulung Maragul, which garnered a score of 97.33, will receive P300,000.

Consolation prize for non-winning barangays is P100,000.

The criteria used in judging the best barangay were urban farm and greening program (35 percent); solid waste management and general cleanliness program (35 percent); and disaster risk reduction, peace and order, health and sanitation program (30 percent).