Panay, Ivisan bag local governance awards

ROXAS City — The municipalities of Panay and Ivisan in Capiz were conferred as champions in their respective categories in the 2010 Excellence in Local Governance awards in Capiz.

Interior and Local Government Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta and Gov. Victor Tanco handed over cash prizes and trophies to Panay and Ivisan after the same were declared winners in Category A (1st to 3rd class) and Category B (4th to 6th class), respectively.

Ivisan town championed the special awards Excellence in Administrative Governance, Social Services and Environmental Management.

Panay town, on the other hand, garnered the Excellence in Local Legislation special award.

Mambusao, meanwhile, was declared winner in the Excellence in Economic Governance.

Under Category A, Mambusao and Maayon towns won second and third places, respectively.

On the other hand, Cuartero and Dumalag towns respectively harvested the second and third places.

Aside from the EXCELL Awards, the 2010 Outstanding Barangay Tanods, Greenest and Cleanest Highway and Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran winners were likewise recognized.

This year’s outstanding tanods include Ilaya-Ivisan in Ivisan town as champion with Jaena Norte in Jamindan and Poblacion in President Roxas as second and third placers, respectively. (Jemin B. Guillermo/PIA/PN)


38 farmers become new landowners

ROXAS City — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Capiz Provincial Office distributed the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to 38 farmer beneficiaries here and Ivisan town this month.

DAR – Capiz Public Information Officer Carlette Pretta said the new landowners were composed of 21 farmer-beneficiaries from Brgy. Sta. Cruz in Ivisan while the remaining 12 and five CLOA recipients came from the city villages of San Jose and Lonoy, respectively.

“This is the best gift our families can ever have especially that the distribution was in time for the Christmas season,” said a CLOA recipient.

The CLOA distribution was complemented with an orientation on the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Marilyn Prodigo, Roxas City and Ivisan OIC–Municipal Agrarian Reform officer, led the orientation and distribution.

During the activity, CLOA recipients listened to lectures from DAR personnel as well as from 
representatives of the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Office of the Municipal/City Assessor as to their rights and obligations as farmer beneficiaries.

For her part, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Regina L. Caspillo vowed to speed up land distribution in the province to improve the lives of Capiceño farmers. (A. Lumaque/DAR-CCC/PIA/PN)