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Balaoan receives Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping

Fresh from receiving the Gold Award in the First Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audit in December 28 of last year, Balaoan goes on a winning streak as it passes anew the standards for the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (SGFH) set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for 2018. Balaoan joins 115 other municipalities of La Union that successfully passed the DILG evaluation for 2018.

Balaoan gets National Child-Friendly Local Governance Award for 2018

Balaoan affirms its commitment as a friendly haven for effective child care and protection as it received the Seal of Child Friendly Governance Award for 2018. Balaoan has been receiving said award since 2014.

“The recognition that we have just received proves once and for all our resolve to make Balaoan not only a peaceful and progressive community but more importantly a place where children are given prime importance in socio-economic welfare and well-being,” Balaoan lady mayor Atty. Aleli U. Concepcion said.

Balaoan receives highest award from DILG

Manila– Balaoan lady mayor, Atty.Aleli U. Concepcion, and local municipal officials receive the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) marker from the Department of the Interior and Local Government  (DILG) during ceremonies at the Tent City, Manila Hotel on November 6, 2018 which enables the municipal government to access a P3.2 million allocation from the Performance Challenge Fund to help finance the town’s high impact capital investment projects like water and sanitation system, access roads and health centers.  This is the second SGLG award received by the municipality after having won its first under the leadership of then Mayor and now Vice Mayor Atty. Al-Fred O. Concepcion in 2015.

Balaoan bags gold in first ADAC performance audit

Manila– 2018 proved to be a bountiful year for the municipality of Balaoan as it continued to harvest national awards and recognitions.

In ceremonies held at the Tent City, Manila Hotel on December 28, 2018, the municipality was awarded a Plaque of Recognition and a Cash Incentive of Php250,000 after it was declared a Gold Awardee in the First Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audit for having  garnered a perfect score of 100 in the functionality of its local ADAC for 2017.

BALAOANIAN AMONG OUTSTANDING DAY CARE WORKERS OF LA UNION

Ms. Elvira Gagua, Child Development Worker of Brgy. Nagsabaran Norte, is among the Outstanding Day Care Workers of La Union for 2017. Awarding Ceremonies were held last November 29, 2017 at the Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol, City of San Fernando, La Union. Ms. Gagua, together with her fellow awardees, received a cash prize and plaque of recognition from the Provincial Government of La Union headed by Gov. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III.

BALAOAN IS PURPLE RIBBON AWARDEE

The municipality of Balaon, La Union received the Purple Ribbon Award during the Pammadayaw ti DOH 2017 held at Bangko Sentral Convention Hall, San Fernando City, La Union last December 14, 2017. It ranked first in La Union and first runner-up in Region 1.

The Purple Ribbon Award, which was launched in 2016, recognizes local government units as well as civil society organizations for their exemplary practices, accomplishments and innovations in the implementation of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program.

BALAOAN DONATES PROPERTY TO BOOST BFP CAPABILITY

In a move to modernize and make more effective the delivery of fire safety and preparedness in the community, the municipal government donated to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) a piece of its property formerly known as the Balaoan Children’s Park in Barangay Antonino paving the way for the construction of a new municipal fire station. With the donation of the lot, the Balaoan Fire Station finally hurdled its greatest obstacle in its programmed infrastructure works that will certainly get the construction rolling.

BALAOAN BAGS PABASA SA NUTRISYON EXEMPLARY AWARD

The Municipality of Balaoan, La Union was  conferred the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Exemplary Award in Cebu City on August 11, 2017  during the Region 7 Regional Nutrition Action Officers’ Congress and Grand Nutrition Awards. Ms. Ma. Cecilia Castillo, Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, received said award

The Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Exemplary Award recognizes LGUs and organizations that have successfully implemented the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon (PSN) and received the PSN Outstanding Award for at least two (2) years.

BALAOAN HOSTS GRAND AERO-ZUMBA

Mayor Aleli Concepcion and Congressman Pablo C. Ortega led more than six hundred constituents of the various towns and city of the first district of La Union for the Grand Aero-Zumba at the Balaoan Farmers Civic Center on August 12, 2017.

Participants sweated it out to various music with energetic instructors for about an hour and a half starting at 6:30 a.m. Thereafter, a raffle was held with prizes from various sponsors, to wit:

BALAOAN SUPPORTS ZERO OPEN DEFECATION (ZOD) PROGRAM

Improper excreta disposal is the principal factor in the transmission and spread of gastrointestinal infections including parasitism. It may also lead to contamination of water supply sources which may result to outbreak of diseases such as cholera and gastroenteritis. In addition, improper and unsanitary excreta disposal brings about unsightly conditions and foul odors, which are a definite nuisance to any community.