The fruits of hard work, dedication in service and strife for excellence were graciously reaped by the local government of Dalaguete as they bagged three distinctive awards at the 2018 Our Cebu Program (OCP) Partners Conference and Awarding Ceremony held at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu on the 4th of December, 2018.

A total of 1.4 million worth of cash and project assistance for the municipality was presented alongside trophies for the following distinctions: Silver Award for the Sugbo Kontra Droga (SUKOD) Program, special award as Green Champion of the entire province, and major award as Gold Standard Awardee for Our Cebu Program.

Another distinct highlight done prior to the awarding ceremony include informative Development Talks as participated by panelists from prominent municipalities whose key attributes on livability, inclusiveness and competitiveness, historical and cultural, green, resiliency and governance outshine all others on the spotlight. The municipality’s SILAW sa Paglaum program was showcased by former head of the Community Development (ComDev) Office, Gena Buenconsejo, who graciously shared notable points in the realization and success of the program during a live conference.

Our Cebu Program (OCP), with close collaborative efforts with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., has been adopted as an institutional mechanism for standardization, performance evaluation and good governance of over fifty municipalities and cities in the entire Cebu Province. The said program has awarded top performing stakeholders from the entire province for four years now, to which the municipality has gladly taken and surpassed the challenge head on.