Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Team Albay Humanitarian Assistance Program chosen as finalist in Galing Pook Awards 2015
By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 25 (PNA) -- The Team Albay Humanitarian Assistance Program bagged a spot in the roster of finalists in the Galing Pook Awards 2015

Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office head Dr. Cedric Daep on Monday made the announcement of the said achievement.

In a letter to the provincial government, the organizers of the awards explained the guidelines for the upcoming panel presentation and interview and the awarding ceremony during the Galing Pook Governance Fair which will start on August 31 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

The panel interview will be held on August 31, while the awarding ceremony will be on September 1.

In the panel presentation and interview, each finalist will be given 10 minutes to present its program which highlights its innovative features and outstanding accomplishments in accordance with the Galing Pook criteria composed of positive results and impact, promotion of people's participation and empowerment, innovations, sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery.

Each delegation will be composed of a maximum of eight participants during the panel interview.

The presentations and questions-and-answers will be done in succession.

Each finalist must also submit at least 10 high-resolution action photos for submission and these should best represent the program activities and accomplishments.

The finalists in the awards is composed of various groups from the country's provinces who set examples in implementing key projects and initiatives for the betterment of their respective citizens.

The Galing Pook Awards is a pioneering program that recognizes innovations and excellence in local governance which started in 1993 under the joint initiative of the Local Government Academy, Department of Interior and Local Government, the Ford Foundation and other advocates of good governance from the academe, civil society and the government.

Winners are chosen each year from a wide array of programs from the local governments after undergoing a rigorous multi-level screening process.

The winning programs are selected based on positive results and impact, promotion of people’s participation and empowerment, innovation and efficiency of program service delivery.(PNA) FFC/BNB/FGS/CBD