𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐘𝐁𝐀𝐘 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒
Nine coastal barangays in the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) were recently awarded during the first Baybay Awards of the SBPS Week 2022.
The Baybay Awards: Search for the Cleanest and Best- Managed Coastal Barangay initially began on February 10 with the submission of barangay portfolios, site inspection and validation, and eventually culminated to its awarding ceremony held at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City on March 8.
PENR Officer of Sarangani Maria Elvira V. Lumayag expressed in her opening remarks that the Baybay Awards is their way of encouraging and recognizing the efforts of the barangays in contributing to the seascape's management.
The winners were awarded with project funding provided by the SBPS Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) which shall be used for initiatives that will support SBPS.
𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐲:
CHAMPION : Brgy. Kalaong, Maitum, Sarangani Province
1st Runner-up : Brgy. Baluan, General Santos City
2nd Runner-up : Brgy. Kling, Kiamba, Sarangani Province
𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐲:
CHAMPION : Brgy. Suli, Kiamba, Sarangani Province
1st Runner-up : Brgy. Kamanga, Maasim, Sarangani Province
𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐲:
CHAMPION : Brgy. Poblacion, Malapatan, Sarangani Province
1st Runner-up : Brgy. Ladol, Alabel, Sarangani Province
2nd Runner-up : Brgy. Bula, General Santos City
The Baybay Awards also recognized the barangays whose coastal habitats were well-managed, wherein Brgy. Kamanga won the Best Coral Reef Initiative, Barangay Baluan for the Best Mangrove Forest Initiative, and Barangay Gumasa in Glan, Sarangani Province bagged the Best Seagrass Beds Initiative.
DENR-12 Regional Executive Director and concurrent SBPS-PAMB chair Atty. Felix S. Alicer commend the PAMB and coastal barangays for organizing the Baybay Awards and hoped to expand the next Awards to offer bigger prizes and incentives for participating barangays." | With report and photos from PAMO-SBPS
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