The Local Government Unit of the Municipality of Loon, Bohol bagged awards in various fields as the year 2017 draws to a close telling how rich the harvest has been.
Mayor Elvi Peter L. Relampagos said Loon was the recipient of two finalist awards in the 6th Excellence in Governance Through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for LGUs or eGov Awards for Local Government Units during the DigitalCitiesPH National Launch and the 9th NICP ICT Summit and NICP Awarding Ceremony held at the Rosario Pavilion, Limketkai Luxe, Cagayan de Oro City on November 16-17.
This year’s DigitalCitiesPH National Launch and 9th NICP ICT Summit was organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) for the development and innovation ICT and digital opportunities for local government units.
Loon was one of the finalists among 26 participating LGUs nationwide in the search for Excellence in Governance Through ICT for LGUs when its two entries, namely: Magnitude 7.2 e-Governance and ELBI- Enhanced Loon-One-Stop-Shop Initiative was successfully presented and passed the panel interview conducted in Makati City, Metro Manila in October 20.
During the second day of the summit, the Magnitude 7.2 e-Governance entry was adjudged as finalist in the Best Customer Empowerment (G2C) Award while the ELBI- Enhanced Loon-One-Stop-Shop- Initiative entry was a finalist in the Best Business Empowerment (G2B) Award.
Relampagos was represented in the awarding ceremony by municipal accountant Arnulfo S. Relampagos, and IT programmers and personnel: Jhunie Ray Suarez, John Crispin Guadicos, Ethel Angelie Relampagos, Maricris Marañon, Maria Luz Veritas Casinillo, Wranlef Josef Palas and Elrolen Asombrado.
In a related development, the young pupils of barangay Moto Norte Day Care Center were awarded as the winners in the Folk Dance Contest during the Provincial Children’s Congress in celebration of the National Children’s Month held at the Bohol Cultural Center on November 21, participated in by 20 other municipalities.
The young kids, aged 4 years old, represented the province of Bohol in the Regional Children’s Congress held on November 29, at the Mandaue City Sports Complex.
They were accompanied by their parents with the guidance of their Day Care teacher, Dioscoro M. Robles and Loon Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) staff, Cecille C. Badilla.
The municipality of Loon reaped another distinctive honor when its Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO), Juliet C. Olalo, was awarded the First Place as Best Performing MLGOO in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 7. The award was bestowed during the DILG 7 Year-End Assessment, Evaluation Conference and Awarding Ceremonies held at the Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City on December 13.
The award was given “for exemplary leadership and strong advocacy in the delivery of quality, strategic and effective capacity development interventions resulting in the effective and efficient implementation of the DILG CY 2017 programs, projects and activities within its jurisdiction.”
Olalo’s achievement was again replicated when on December 15, she was honored as Most Outstanding Field Officer of DILG-Bohol for CY 2017 during the DILG-Bohol yearend gathering held at the Be Grand Resort, Panglao, Bohol. She was cited “for being instrumental in the efficient implementation of the department’s programs and projects.