LINGAYEN – Two more prestigious awards were accorded to Pangasinan by the Regional Development Council (RDC), recognizing the province as the “Cleanest, Safest and Greenest” local government unit and the Most Outstanding Project Monitor for 2014.
The new twin awards were received by Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. on April 22 during the State of the Region’s Development Conference (SORDC) and RDC-1 Awards and Recognition Program held at Hotel Ariana in Bauang, La Union.
RDC-1 Chairman Nestor G. Rillon, who is also National Economic Development Authority regional director, handed the award to Gov. Espino who was accompanied by Vice-Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim, Jr. in the awarding rites.
Pangasinan bested all other provinces in Region 1 for having successfully complied to the criteria which include support system where the province has provided projects related to the program including budgetary support and equipment, and the presence of monitoring enforcement mechanisms; implementation and strict enforcement of related laws and ordinances and community mobilization and people’s participation in environmental protection and management like tree planting, coastal clean-up and barangay public order and safety enforcement activities.
As the Most Outstanding Project Monitor, Pangasinan was cited for its preparation of quality reports which were submitted on time, thus allowing the province to put up quality performance and display exemplary support to the objectives of the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES).
In the same award ceremonies, Dasol town was awarded as the Best LGU Poverty Reduction Program Implementer and the Most Outstanding LGU-CRM Implementer in the municipal level.
Dasol was also adjudged 1st runner up in the search for Cleanest and Greenest LGUs in the municipal category.
The SORDC is an annual event that highlights the overall accomplishments of the region along with the key sectors of the economy.