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2017 Search for Cleanest & Greenest LGU starts on Feb 28

CITY OF KORONADAL — The 2017 Search for Cleanest and Greenest LGU will officially start on February 28, this was decided during the meeting conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Office, Clean and Technical Working Group (TWG) members and representatives of the different LGUs in attendance.

Provincial Environment Management Office – Environment Management Division (PEMO-EMD) chief Elbe Balucanag, one of the TWG members and Evaluator, presented the revised Criteria and Mechanics of the annual contest, which include 2 unannounced evaluations covering the period February to June with a scheduled window period per evaluation.

The unannounced initial evaluation window is scheduled on February 28 to March 17, while the unannounced final evaluation will be announced later as the evaluation progresses.

The new set of criteria, revised by the TWG on November last year during the Program Implementation Review session, are the following: Clean and Green Governance (30%), Support Facilities and Establishments (15%), City/Municipal Hall/Slaughterhouse/Health Center 15%), Barangay (20%), Public Market (10%), Plaza and Parks (5%), Roadside Beautification (10%), Public Terminal (5%),10-yr SWM Plan Implementation (10%), Comprehensive 10-yr Clean and Green Program Implementation (10%), for a total of 100%.

This year’s cash prizes were likewise increased compared to last year as an additional incentive to participating LGUs.

First Place winner will receive P800,000.00, second place P500,000.00, third place P300,000.00, fourth place P10,000.00, fifth place P100.000.00 and sixth place P80,000.00.

A consolation prize of P40,000.00 will also be given each to non-winning LGUs.

Special Prizes will also be awarded to deserving LGUs who are adjudged Best Public Market (P30,000.00), Best Plaza & Park (P30,000.00), Best Central Material Recovery Facility (P30,000.00), Best Barangay- (1ST) P30,000.00, (2ND) P20,000,00, (3RD) P10,000.00, Best Roadside Beautification (P30,000), Best Nursery (P30,000), Best Community Garden (P30,000.00), Best Backyard Garden (P10,000.00), Best Public Toilet (P10,000.00).

Awarding of Prizes is scheduled during the 2017 T’nalak Festival held on July 18.

Provincial Board Member Hilario de Pedro VI, SP Committee Chair on Environment, formally welcomed the attendees while outgoing DILG Provincial Director Lailyn Ortiz, who will assume as DILG 12 OIC-ARD on February 15, likewise gave a message.

The meeting was attended by evaluators coming from representatives of PEMO, PPDO, PIO, ACTM, IPHO, South Cotabato Foundation, Inc. and Dole Phils.

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