Galing Pook Awards 2018 Top Ten Outstanding Local Governance Programs

The local chief executives of the Galing Pook Awards 2018 Top Ten Outstanding Local Governance Programs (L-R): Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte Mayor Alfredo Coro II; Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian; Navotas City Mayor John Reynald Tiangco; Bindoy, Negros Oriental Mayor Valente Yap; Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III; Loboc, Bohol Mayor Helen Alaba; San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Mayor Alfredo Valdez, Jr.; Tagum City, Davao del Norte Mayor Allan Rellon; Naga City Mayor John Bongat; and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno; together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, and Galing Pook Foundation Chairperson Rafael Coscolluela (rightmost) at the Galing Pook Awards 2018 Awarding Ceremony held on October 11, 2018



The Municipality of San Nicolas headed by Mayor Alfredo P. Valdez, Jr. is one of the 10 Most Outstanding Local Governance Programs in the entire Philippines during the prestigious Galing Pook Awards 2018 held at the Monet Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City.

This year’s program entry is the Importance of Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Role of the Education Sector: A San Nicolas Experience.

All program entries of local government units underwent multilevel rigorous screening process. From 152 entries this year, only 19 made it to the final panel interview, of which only 10 were given accolade as this year’s Most Outstanding Local Governance Programs.

Last year, San Nicolas also made it to the final 10 awardees with the program entry entitled “Catching Rain.”

The Galing Pook Awards is a prestigious annual program that searches and recognizes innovative practices by local government units.

Agbiag, San Nicolas!
To God be all the glory!