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posted Aug 24, 2009, 7:32 PM by Barangay Tortugas   [ updated Aug 25, 2009, 5:21 PM ]
Barangay Tortugas did it! The much awaited results of the friendly competition for the Most Oustanding Barangay in the City of Balanga which was launched by our beloved Mayor, Hon. Joet  S. Garcia, was finally announced. Barangay Tortugas brought the bacon home! This was after a very rigid evaluation done by the members of the City Government of Balanga.

The grand prize in the amount of P2 million to fund infrastructure was accepted with great pride by the Sangguniang Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan of Tortugas headed by Barangay Captain  Victor A. Baluyot Jr.
The awarding was held last December 27, 2008 in the City plaza together with the recognition ceremony given to the past abc presidents and and all barangay captains who served in their respective barangays.
But wait, there's more! Barangay Tortugas also received the Best in Peace and Order Program with a cash gift of P50 thousand. Again, this would be used to further enhance current initiatives in placed.
25 Barangays joined the said competition. Lead by their Barangay Captains and Councilors, each demonstrated their ingenuity, efficiency and passion in improving their local barangays-something that all deserve recognition.
The second prize of P1.5 million and third prize of P1 million were won by Barangay Central and Barangay Bagong Silang respectively. All remaining barangays each received P 150 thousand or a service vehicle for use in everyday operations.
During a short interview with Barangay Captain Vic Baluyot, he reiterated that "Barangay Tortugas would really like to win this contest not so much for the prestige of the award but more for the joy of in creating an habitable and peace loving community through the consorted effort of everyone". And his parting words were, " ang pagkapanalo ng aming barangay ay pagkapanalo ng lahat ng barangay at pagkapanalo ng buong lungsod ng balanga".
In conclusion, the Peace and Order, the Cleacliness drive,  the Health and Nutrition and all other  services can be noticed in any barangay in the City of Balanga. This much was an anticipated result of another program of our ever innovative Mayor Joet Garcia. Saludo kami sa inyo sir!