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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.

BALAOAN RECEIVES 2016 SEAL OF CHILD-FRIENDLY LOCAL GOVERNANCE

The municipality proved once again its effort in advancing the welfare of children during the conferment and awarding ceremonies of the 2016 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) on June 28, 2017 at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City. For two straight years, in 2015 and 2016, Balaoan is a recipient of the SCFLG, as conferred by the Council for the Welfare of Children.

BALAOAN LADY MAYOR WALKS THE TALK IN SOMA

Balaoan lady mayor lawyer Aleli U. Concepcion made good her election promise to double her accomplishments during her term as she delivered before the town’s multi-sectoral group of citizens representing the government and the private sector her first State of the Municipality Address  at the Balaoan Farmers Civic Center on June 30, 2017 highlighting the accomplishments of her administration in its  first year which the people saw as a confirmation of her determination to fulfill her promises when she assumed office last year.

BALAOAN IS 1ST RUNNER-UP IN 2016 REGIONAL CSG SEARCH

Balaoan was proclaimed 1st runner-up in the 2016 Regional Search for the Cleanest, Safest and Greenest LGU among 1st to 3rd class municipalities (Municipality A) category during the Regional Development Council (RDC)-I Awards and Recognition Program held on May 09, 2017 at the Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. The plaque was awarded by Hon. Juan Carlos S. Medina, RDC-I Chairperson & Mayor of Vigan City and Director Nestor G. Rillon of NEDA-I.