The Community-Based Road Maintenance Contracting (CBRMC) program under the Provincial Engineer’s Office of Davao del Norte qualified as semi-finalist for the Galing Pook Award 2017.
After passing the extensive screening process, the program qualified to be one of the 44 semi-finalists out of the 158 applicants for the prestigious award. Out of the 44 semi-finalist, 10 programs will be selected as the Top 10 Outstanding Local Governance Programs.
As part of the selection process, representatives from the National Screening Committee (NSC) visited Davao del Norte to meet with the project implementers and conducted site validation.
Governor Anthony del Rosario explained to the validators that the province’s ultimate goal in all its programs and projects is to promote sustainable and inclusive growth for the Dabaonon people. Adding that by doing so, a stronger socio-economic development will be felt across all social classes.
“We are looking for inclusive growth and this is definitely one of it”, the governor said.
The validators visited the Community-Based Service Provider (CBPS) in San Vicente, Sto. Tomas, Kipalili, San Isidro, and Del Monte, New Corella, gathering the stories and experiences of the community on CBRMC.
“Definitely maganda yung CBRMC, kaya nga siya naka-abot sa semi-finals dahil meron talagang stakeholding ng community doon sa pag-aalaga ng ating mga lansangan. Tapos nakakabuti talaga siya sa community, makikita mo yung mga bata nakakaabot sa school, yung pangangalakal nila nagiimprove, tapos merong magandang partnership with the government. So, imbis na meron tayong mga citizens na umaasa lang parati sa Local Government. Ito nagkikipagtulungan na sila, minsan nga nagkukusa na sila na mag-ambag ng kanilang kuntribusyon”, Dr. Ronald Medoza, member of the NSC said.
The awards is an annual nationwide search for the most outstanding and innovative local governance programs that promotes positive results and impact, people’s participation and empowerment, innovation, transferability and sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery in the Philippines.