TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government, in collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government-Cordillera (DILG-CAR), installed 80 solar-powered streetlights in five barangays, valued at PhP 7,000,000, as a reward for receiving the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for FY 2022.
DILG-CAR Assistant Regional Director Ruperto Maribbay praised the city government for an excellent performance during the “Turnover and Inauguration Ceremony” conducted at Barangay Dilag on December 8, 2023, noting that they went above and beyond the performance of their tasks, hence the award.
“Nu sika nga LGU nakaawat iti award ken incentive, kayat na ibaga ket haan mo lang na-comply diay standard. Ket amin kuma nga LGUs tayu kuma ket maaramid da jay umnu para kadagidiay tattao,” he said.
Furthermore, Maribbay stated that everyone should carry out their duties correctly out of a desire for serving the public and the possibility of receiving an incentive fund reward should come second.
In order for barangay government to be eligible for awards commensurate with their performance, Maribbay expressed his hope that the SGLG award will inspire them to do their utmost to serve their citizens.
“Work harder and give your best so that dagituy awards nga maala ti LGU tayu ket ag tuloy-tuloy or even increase,” he said.
Maribbay remarked that the people of Dilag are fortunate to have received 22 light posts out of the 80 streetlights that were allocated to the five barangays.
Lucretina Sarol, the acting vice mayor of the city, expressed gratitude to the DILG for the incentive fund and the award.
She went on to say that the light represents optimism, prosperity, and peace and that she expects less crimes and accidents would occur as a result of the streetlights.
Aside from Dilag, the four other barangays who received the solar powered streetlights are Barangays Appas, Bulanao, San Juan, and New Tanglag. By Edward Joseph Gacuya