Maasin City – Brgy. Hingatungan, Silago, Southern Leyte is the National Champion for barangays in 4th – 6th class municipalities in the 2014 Lupong Tagamapayapa Incentives Award (LTIA) held at Marriott Hotel, Pasay City on September 28, 2015.
On behalf of the Hingatungan Lupong Tagapamayapa (HILUTA), Punong Barangay Alberto M. Orias received the cash prize of Php300,000 and a trophy. This is HILUTA’s 4th grip at the national awards — having won in 2001, 2007, 2012, and 2014.
A National Awards Committee composed of officials from the DILG, Department of Justice (DOJ), Supreme Court (SC), National Police Commission (Napolcom) and Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) chose the winners from lupons nationwide based on the following criteria: a) Efficiency in Operations b) Effectiveness in Securing the Objectives of the KP Program; and c) Creativity and Resourcefulness of the Lupong Tagapamayapa.
“The Lupong Tagapamayapa is a big help not just in the speedy administration of justice in the barangays. It has also been a big aid to unclog our courts and allowed the government to save billions,” DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento said.
The LTIA aims to provide recognition to performing Lupons, which are barangay conflict-resolution bodies under the Katarungang Pambarangay Law in 1978 and strengthened by the Local Government Code of 1991.