Pak­naan wins as Man­daue City’s best vil­lage

Sun.Star Cebu - - TOP STORIES - FLOR M. GITGANO / Reporter @fmgitgano

Barangay Pak­naan has the big­gest pop­u­la­tion in Man­daue City, but it did not serve as a hin­drance for the vil­lage to be­come the best this year.

Pak­naan was awarded yes­ter­day as the most out­stand­ing barangay, de­feat­ing 26 other vil­lages dur­ing Man­daue’s 48th Char­ter Day cel­e­bra­tions.

Since he started as the vil­lage chief, Pak­naan Barangay Cap­tain Malaquias Soco’s aim was to ad­dress the needs of the vil­lage.

“I did not fo­cus on one sec­tor only. Kung mo-level up man gani

ta kanang tanan pud (If we want to level up, ev­ery­one should be part of it),” said Soco.

The Char­ter Day cel­e­bra­tion started with a mass in Man­daue City Sports and Cul­tural Com­plex. It was then fol­lowed by the award­ing of out­stand­ing City Hall work­ers, barangay, depart­ment heads and other per­son­nel from the gov­ern­ment sec­tor.

Mayor Luigi Quisumb­ing, to­gether with Vice Mayor Carlo For­tuna and mem­bers of the City Coun­cil, handed the plaques and cer­tifi­cates to the awardees.

Awardees in­cluded JO2 Blanche Aliño (out­stand­ing jail of­fi­cer), PO3 Diana Ba­cus (out­stand­ing po­lice non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cer), Po­lice Insp. Mario Re­tuya (out­stand­ing com­mis­sioned of­fi­cer), Man­daue City Po­lice Station 2 (out­stand­ing po­lice station), Dr. Ben­jamin Tiong­zon (out­stand­ing Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion non-teach­ing per­son­nel), Dr. Ria Ver­tulfo of Basak El­e­men­tary School (out­stand­ing el­e­men­tary teacher), Emily Cabusa of the Man­daue City Com­pre­hen­sive Na­tional High School or MCCNHS (out­stand­ing sec­ondary teacher), Alma Bar­do­quillo of Subang­daku El­e­men­tary School (out­stand­ing school head for el­e­men­tary) and Dr. Fe Ma­gale of MCCNHS (out­stand­ing school head for sec­ondary).

Other awardees were Ma. Liza Si­a­ton (out­stand­ing clean and green per­son­nel), Joy Perez (out- stand­ing barangay health nu­tri­tion worker), Em­manuel Dotil­los (out­stand­ing JASSU per­son­nel), Maria Bella Bercero (out­stand­ing day care worker), Jonathan Ma­pula (out­stand­ing TEAM per­son­nel), Christopher Rey Laborte (out­stand­ing TEAM su­per­vi­sor), Dar­win Ybañez (out­stand­ing job or­der per­son­nel), Edna Aben­dan (out­stand­ing reg­u­lar em­ployee), and Atty. Ernesto Maringu­ran (out­stand­ing depart­ment head).

It was the third award of Pak­naan as the out­stand­ing barangay for three con­sec­u­tive years.

In his speech, Quisumb­ing hopes that all Man­daue­hanons will unite and set aside po­lit­i­cal views.

SUN­STAR FOTO / ALLAN CUIZON

WIN­NER. Pak­naan of­fi­cials led by their chief Malaquias Soco ( fourth from right) re­ceive the award from Mayor Luigi Quisumb­ing (sec­ond from right).

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