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Barangays Vie For ’08 Lupong Tagapamayapa Awards
September 1, 2008

Eleven (11) barangays in central Visayas that emerged as provincial and HUC winners have submitted entries to compete in the various categories of the Search for Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Awards for CY 2008 at the regional level. Following are the barangays in the different categories, viz:

Awards Categories

Name of Barangays

1 st to 3 rd Class Municipality

Jugan, Consolacion, Cebu

Pooc, Oriental, Tubigon, Bohol

Tubtuban, Sibulan, Negros Oriental

4 th to 6 th Class Municipality

Madridejos, Alegria, Cebu

Lajog, Clarin, Bohol

Basak, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental

Tigbawan, Lazi, Siquijor

Component City

Ocaña, Carcar City

Barangay II, Bais City

Highly Urbanized Cities

Barangay Luz, Cebu City

Barangay Taboc, Mandaue City

These barangays have active and dedicated members of Lupong Tagapamayapa in providing mediation and conciliation services to their constituents. The Lupong Tagapamayapa is the principal feature of the Katarungang Pambarangay. For decades of conflict resolution experiences, successes have been largely attributed to the commitment and dedication of Lupon members in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

KP is a community-based, conflict resolution mechanism, which has proven its effectiveness in perpetuating the time-honored Filipino tradition of settling interpersonal disputes amicably without resorting to confrontational social behavior. It is the Philippine’s response to the continuing global search for indigenous mediation structures capable of resolving disputes within a community, and beyond the formal courts of justice.

As part of deliberate efforts to acknowledge Lupons that have excelled in the implementation of the Katarungang Pambarangay, the Search for Lupong Tagapamayapa Award illustrates official recognition of the services of KP mediators and conciliators.

Aware of the significant contributions of the Lupons in the furtherance of KP objectives through the years, the Department of the Interior and Local Government has institutionalized the Awards for several years now, pursuant to the Local Government Code of 1991. The Code mandates the DILG to provide a system of granting benefits and incentives to the Lupon, for reason of exemplary performance.

The Lupons are evaluated on the basis of effectiveness in securing KP objectives, efficiency in operations and creativity and resourcefulness of the mediators/conciliators.

The lupon entries shall be evaluated by the Regional Search Committee (RSC) chaired by RD Pedro A. Noval, Jr. with Hon. Fernando Gubalane (Regional State Prosecutor) as Vice Chairman, Mr. Hernan O. Estreegan (Kiwanis Club), Mr. Zosimo A. Quezon, Jr. (Lions Club), PSupt Ronald D. Roderos (PNP-7), Hon. Fortunato M. De Gracia, Jr. (RTC Executive Judge) and Atty. Noel Adlawan (IBP-Cebu) as members.