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LGU Mati bags DSWD’s GAPAS award

LGU Mati bags DSWD’s GAPAS award
The Local Government of Mati has reaped another recognition from a national government agency. This time, it’s from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The City of Mati has bagged the Gawad sa Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) award from DSWD as the city model for Implementing Pantawid Pamilya Program in the Province of Davao Oriental.

The award is received by City Vice Mayor Glenda Rabat-Gayta and Tanya Rabat-Tan of City Mayor’s Office during the DSWD 67th Anniversary held at the Apo View Hotel Davao February 27 2018.

To encourage the LGUs to effectively implement SWD programs, the DSWD bestows the Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) Award to model LGUs. The yearly award integrated under the Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan (PaNata Ko sa Bayan)’ Awards is given during the Department’s  Anniversary celebration.

To qualify, the LGU must have been implementing SWD programs and services for the past three-years;  able to provide counterparts (cash or in-kind), required or not, for the implementation of the programs and services; with resolutions/ordinances passed in support of and for institutionalization of the programs and services; must have incorporated in the LGUs Annual Work and Financial Plan the project implementation; and,  must have documented best practice on the program implementation.

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