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BARANGAY UPPER KATUNGAL UNDERGOES NATIONAL VALIDATION FOR 2022 LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA INCENTIVES AWARDS(LTIA)

September 28, 2022 – Punong Barangay Joey P. Columbres together with his Lupong Tagapamayapa Council defended Barangay Upper Katungal from the national validators for them to be able to grab the 2022 Top 1 Best Performing Lupong Tagapamayapa National Level Component City Category Award.
 
Barangay Upper Katungal is a consistent awardee for having the best practices in implementing the “Katarungang Pambarangay” (KP) in order to solve disputes among their constituents.
 
Unlike last year’s virtual judging, national validators and secretariat from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Office arrived yesterday to assess the documents and reports that needed to be complied with by Barangay Upper Katungal.
 
The City Government of Tacurong officials headed by Mayor Joseph George L. Lechonsito and Vice Mayor Lina O. Montilla were both present to reinforce and help Punong Barangay Columbres to welcome the national validators. Members of the 9th Sangguniang Panlungsod, and department heads were also in attendance to observe the face-to-face validation.
 
Headed by Atty. Irene D.T Alogoc, Executive Director, and Ms. Laurence P. Garcia, OIC Chief, both from the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) together with Chief Judicial Staff Officer Jose Name Jr., of the Supreme Court; DC Jose Denver Q. Calo of DILG- BLGS and Ms. Marites Cristino of NAPOLCOM composed the National Board of Judges.
 
With Barangay Upper Katungal Lupong Tagapamayapa’s innovative and creative ways of settling disputes, the council was able to mediate a total of eighteen (18) cases for 2021.
 
Magic Mug of Peace, Vegetable of Kindness, the creation of Lupong Tagapamayapa Working Committee, and using of bible verses were among the approaches and techniques used in order to achieve amicable settlements.
 
Through these innovations, the whole council is hoping to grab the top spot in this year’s LTIA.
 
DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Cabrido and Provincial Director Margarita H. Baynosa, were present yesterday to support Barangay Upper Katungal. (FAR-LGUInfo)
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