The Community-Based Road Maintenance Contracting (CBRMC) program of Davao del Norte was recognized as on of the Top 10 Most Outstanding programs of the country by the Galing Pook Foundation last Thursday, October 12 at Novotel, Manila Araneta Center.

CBRMC is a road maintenance program that calls for the participation and involvement of the community in the maintenance of provincial roads within the bounds of government procurement. Under the program, community organizations are contracted by the provincial government to manually maintain provincial roads.

After passing the extensive screening process by esteemed selection panel, the program qualified to be one of the 20 finalists out of the 158 applicants for the prestigious award.  During the final presentation, LGU executives were given 10 minutes to elaborate on the societal impact of their respective programs.

“We do not want to take chances on the progress of our people. This is why we have undertaken all efforts to provide our people a sustainable program that ensure the stability of our road channels. ” Governor Anthony del Rosario said in front of the panel and other finalists.

As one of the winners, Davao del Norte received a P100,000-check and a marker of Galing Pook.

Other winning programs were from, Angono, Rizal, Pasig City, San Felipe, Zambales , San Luis, Aurora, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Valenzuela City, Palompon, Leyte, Cagayan de Oro City, and General Santos City.

Tagum City’s  Balik Sigla and Tagumpay Gulayan Programs for a Healthy Community was also a finalist for the award.

The Galing Pook 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.


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