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FABC recognized brgy. chiefs elected into higher offices

| by: Xerxes Alkuino

The Federation of Association of Barangay Captains (FABC) – Cebu Province Chapter awarded certificates of recognition to their fellows, who were elected into higher offices last May 13 elections.

The award is given for their “invaluable contribution to the Liga Ng Mga Barangay (LnB) -Province Cebu, exemplary leadership, and untiring devotion to his constituents.”

FABC Provincial President Jose Ribomapil Holganza Jr and his board of directors led the ceremonial conferment of the certificates to the 45 barangay captains during their General Membership Meeting on Friday (June 21) held at the Capitol Social Hall.

Ten of them were Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) presidents of their respective towns and cities. They will sit as councilors and vice mayors in their municipalities and cities next month.

The provincial league also passed a resolution requesting the LnB National Executive Board to confirm the 10 ABC vice presidents, who will succeed as presidents of their respective chapters in July as vacated by their predecessors.

“Kining confirmation sa (LNB) National Executive Board is what is needed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) so that they can officially assumes as ABC chapter presidents,” Holganza said.

The confirmation is also needed by the ABC presidents when they sit as ex-officio members of their respective city or municipal councils to receive their emoluments as provided by law.

Meanwhile, the DILG updated the barangay captains of its “Seal of Disaster Preparedness” program, which was launched last year.

DILG 7 Local Governor Operations Officer VI Jonah Pino, said the seal is to be conferred to a local government which demonstrates an acceptable level of disaster preparedness and disaster preparedness response before and during calamities, as an official symbol of excellence.

An offshoot to Republic Act 10121 otherwise known as the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act, the objective of the seal is to recognize and incentivize local government performance in institutionalizing disaster preparedness.

Pino said it is important that the barangay captains are aware about the program being at the forefront of its implementation.

Last year, only the town of Medellin made it to the regional level. The national winner of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness was Pasay City.

Some of the local government units in Cebu Province identified as flood and landslide prone areas are Alcantara, Aloguinsan, Badian, Bantayan, Barili, Borbon, Daanbantayan, Medellin, Moalboal, Ronda, San Remegio, Tabogon and Tuburan.