This, after the LTIA
Regional Awards Committee (RAC) held their meeting held last April 11,
2011 at the DILG Regional Office in
City. According to DILG-8 Director Francisco C. Jose, the top lupons
in Eastern Visayas who will be contending for the top prizes in the
national LTIA search are:
Brgy. 88, San Jose,
Tacloban City (Highly Urbanized City category);
Brgy. Liloan, Ormoc
City (Independent Component City/Component City category);
Gandara, Samar (1st to 3rd class municipality category); and
Silago, Southern Leyte (4th - 6th class municipality category).
Brgy. 88 in San Jose
district topped the evaluation of top performing Lupong Tagapamayapa
in the region's only HUC, Tacloban City.
Liloan in Ormoc City
bested Brgy. Bato in Borongan City (which was competing as a component
city barangay after having been the regional nominee in 2009 for 1st
to 3rd class towns); and Brgy. Combado in Maasin City.
In the 1st to 3rd
class municipalities, the other regional finalists were: Brgy. Biasong
in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte; and Brgy. Dalakit in Catarman,
Among 4th to 6th class
towns, the other finalists were: Brgy. Bulalacao in Kawayan, Biliran;
Brgy. Nena in San Julian, Eastern Samar; Brgy. 4-Poblacion in
and Brgy. San Juan in San Isidro, Northern Samar.
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.
The RAC is led by DILG
with the participation of the RTC Executive Judge, Regional State
Prosecutor, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges,
private schools, among others.
The RAC assessed the
submitted documentation of regional finalists together with the
results of the regional evaluation team which conducted onsite
validation of the coverage period, from 2nd semester 2009 and the
whole of 2010.
The lupons were
evaluated by committees organized at the regional, provincial and
municipal levels on the basis of a) efficiency of operations; b)
effectiveness in securing the katarungang pambarangay objectives and
c) creativity and resourcefulness of mediators.