2013, September 25

SN wins 3 national awards in just 2 months

SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte—Former San Nicolas Mayor—now Vice Mayor—Dr. Alfredo P. Valdez Jr. was recently chosen as one of first ever Region I awardees in the 15th National Sandugo for Outstanding Local Government Executives (LGEs) in the awarding ceremonies held at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on September 25, 2013.

The vice mayor however was then out of the country along with San Nicolas mayor Melanie Grace Valdez. In their place, San Nicolas councilor Aladine Santos, who was acting mayor at the time received the award.

The National Sandugo Awards for Local Government Executives is an initiative of the Department of Health to recognize LGEs that give their full supBlood Services Program (NVBSP).

The awards aim to motivate governors, mayors and barangay chairpersons to spearhead and personally be involved and committed to the NVBSP.

In winning the award, Valdez showed his outstanding support, commitment and active involvement in the implementation of NVBSP from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

Only two awardees were from Region I; Valdez Norte and Tagudin (Ilocos Sur) Mayor Roque S. Verzosa Jr. This also marked the first time that officials from Region I won the award.

Owing to the growing number of awardees every year, the NVBSP decided to hold the awarding ceremonies in three island groups: Luzon on September 25, Visayas on September 12 and Mindanao on September 20.

Criteria of the award include personal involvement and commitment in the implementation of NVBSP; provision of resources  in the implementation of NVBSP in his/her area;

Being instrumental for the high percentage of voluntary blood donors relative to the total population of the nominee’s area of jurisdiction and the administrative issuance/s in support of NVBSP within the last three years.

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