Seven local government units from Misamis Oriental receive cash award after being evaluated and recognized as those with performing Lupons through the Provincial Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA).

         DILG Misamis Oriental Provincial Office, together with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental, conducted the awarding ceremony during the Flag Raising Ceremony  on June 24, 2019 at the Provincial Capitol Kiosk, Capitol Compound, Cagayan de Oro City.

          Trophies and cash award were distributed to the winners, to wit:

        1st to 3rd Class Municipality

         1.) Brgy. Imelda, Mun. of Villanueva           –                      Php      25,000.00

         2.) Brgy. Poblacion, Mun. of Lugait             –                      Php     20,000.00

         3.) Brgy. Binitinan, Mun. Balingasag          –                       Php     15,000.00

        4th to 6th Class Municipality:

       1.) Brgy. San Isidro, Mun. of Magsaysay            –                 Php      25,000.00

       2.) Brgy. Aromahon, Mun. of Laguindingan      –                Php     20,000.00

        3.)Brgy. Taparak, Mun. of Alubijid                     –                Php    15,000.00

        Component City:

        1.) Brgy. 18, Gingoog City                                      –                Php   25,000.00

      The performance and accomplishments of the lupons were evaluated by committees organized at the provincial and municipal levels on the basis of a) efficiency of operations; b) effectiveness in securing the katarungang pambarangay objectives and c) creativity and resourcefulness of mediators.

          DILG launched the LTIA, both as a function of public policy and as a tribute to outstanding Lupon performance pursuant to Section 406 (b) of the LGC of 1991 which mandates the DILG to grant economic and other incentives to Lupong Tagapamayapa (LT) for their outstanding contributions to attain the objectives of the Katarungang Pambarangay.

          LTIA was established to give recognition and incentives to outstanding lupons for their contributions in promoting the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) objectives.

          It is rooted from the desire to (1) strengthen the KP as an indigenous conflict resolution structure at the grassroots level, (2) institutionalize a system of granting economic benefits and other incentives to lupons, which demonstrates exemplary performance, and (3) generate greater awareness among, and support from, the various sectors of the Philippine Society on the KP as a potent vehicle toward social ordering and human development.