Last Updated: 17 MARCH 2011

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President Benigno S. Aquino III poses with the awardees of the Galing Pook Awards in ARMM 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17). The recipients are the Municipality of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur; Southwestern Ligawasan Alliance of Municipalities, Sultan Mastura and Upi in Maguindanao and Wao, Lanao del Sur. (Photo by: Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

       
   

President Benigno S. Aquino III confers the marker to Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City as one of the recipients of the Galing Pook Awards 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17). Barangay San Antonio established its own Emergency Response / Rescue Program (ERP) complete with a Command Center (CC). The ERP team has proven itself in typhoon rescue operations, mass evacuation during fires and assisting victims in vehicular accidents. Other recipients are City of Pasig, Barangay Tangos, Baliwag, Bulacan; Sta. Cruz, Laguna; Bingawan, Iloilo; Cagwait, Surigao del Sur; Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur; the Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Surigao del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. Winners of Galing Pook provides innovative solutions to disaster response, community-based funeral services, increasing public participation in governance, creating model communities, boosting an agricultural economy, environmental management and improving health services. Also in photo are DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo and Galing Pook Foundation Chairperson Rafael Coscolluela. (Photo by: Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

       
   

President Benigno S. Aquino III awards the trophy to the Municipality of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi as one of the awardees of the Galing Pook Awards in ARMM 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17). Other recipients are Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur; Southwestern Ligawasan Alliance of Municipalities, Sultan Mastura and Upi in Maguindanao and Wao, Lanao del Sur. Also in photo is DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. (Photo by: / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

       
   

President Benigno S. Aquino III poses with the awardees of the Galing Pook Awards in ARMM 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17). The recipients are the Municipality of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur; Southwestern Ligawasan Alliance of Municipalities, Sultan Mastura and Upi in Maguindanao and Wao, Lanao del Sur. (Photo by: Ronald Navarro / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

       
   

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the launching of the Seal of Good Housekeeping for Local Governments and the Performance Challenge Fund and Conferment Ceremonies for the Seal of Good Housekeeping, Galing Pook Awards 2010 and Galing Pook Awards in ARMM 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17).  The Galing Pook Awards was launched in 21 October 1993 as a pioneering program that searches and recognizes innovative practices by the local government units. LGU finalists with outstanding initiatives are carefully selected and winners are recognized in a very prestigious awards ceremony. The award is conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. (Photo by: Ronald Navarro / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Galing Pook Foundation chairperson Rafael Coscolluela during the Galing Pook Awards 2010 at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday (March 17). The winners are City of Pasig, Barangay Tangos, Baliwag, Bulacan; Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City; Sta. Cruz, Laguna; Bingawan, Iloilo; Cagwait, Surigao del Sur; Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur; the Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Surigao del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. Winners of Galing Pook provides innovative solutions to disaster response, community-based funeral services, increasing public participation in governance, creating model communities, boosting an agricultural economy, environmental management and improving health services. (Photo by: Ronald Navarro / Malacañang Photo Bureau).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura offer prayers for the casualties of the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit some parts of Japan at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Cambridge Circle, North Forbes Park, Makati City on Thursday (March 17). (Photo by: Rey Baniquet/ Malacanang Photo Bureau).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura offer prayers for the casualties of the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit some parts of Japan at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Cambridge Circle, North Forbes Park, Makati City on Thursday (March 17). (Photo by: Rey Baniquet/ Malacanang Photo Bureau-PCOO).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura offer prayers for the casualties of the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit some parts of Japan at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Cambridge Circle, North Forbes Park, Makati City on Thursday (March 17). (Photo by: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III signs the Book of Condolence for the victims of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that spawned tsunami devastating some parts of Japan in a ceremony on Thursday (March 17) at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Cambridge Circle, North Forbes Park, Makati City. Looking on is Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura. (Photo by: Ryan Lim/ Malacanang Photo Bureau).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses the closing ceremony of the LGU Summit on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines at the Pilipinas Grand Ballroom of the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday (March 16). The event is the third and final leg of the LGU Summit 3i (Island) which aims to expand local awareness and commitment of over 800 municipalities nationwide to integrate climate change adaptation in their respective development plans and planning processes. (Photo by: Pancratio Francisco / Malacañang Photo Bureau).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of the adopted Manifesto of Commitment / Pledge of Support from League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) president and Bacoor City Mayor Strike Revilla during the closing ceremony of the LGU Summit on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines at the Pilipinas Grand Ballroom of the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday (March 16). The event is the third and final leg of the LGU Summit 3i (Island) which aims to expand local awareness and commitment of over 800 municipalities nationwide to integrate climate change adaptation in their respective development plans and planning processes. In photo are NEDA Director-General Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., Albay Governor Joey Salceda and DENR Secretary Ramon Paje. (Photo by: Pancratio Francisco / Malacañang Photo Bureau-PCOO).
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses the closing ceremony of the LGU Summit on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines at the Pilipinas Grand Ballroom of the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday (March 16). The event is the third and final leg of the LGU Summit 3i (Island) which aims to expand local awareness and commitment of over 800 municipalities nationwide to integrate climate change adaptation in their respective development plans and planning processes. (Photo by: Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
       
    President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of the adopted Manifesto of Commitment / Pledge of Support from League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) president and Bacoor City Mayor Strike Revilla during the closing ceremony of the LGU Summit on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines at the Pilipinas Grand Ballroom, Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday (March 16). The event is the third and final leg of the LGU Summit 3i (Island) which aims to expand local awareness and commitment of over 800 municipalities nationwide to integrate climate change adaptation in their respective development plans and planning processes. In photo are NEDA Director-General Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., Albay Governor Joey Salceda and DENR Secretary Ramon Paje. (Photo by: Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
       

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