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Palompon, Leyte bags Galing Pook award

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The local government of Palompon, Leyte made it to the top 10 list of Galing Pook awardees for 2017.

Palompon, Leyte was lone Visayan LGU that made it to the top 10 Galing Pook Awardees. Palompon won for its Integrated Community-Based Eco-Tourism and Coastal Resource Management.

Other LGUs awarded were:
Angono, Rizal
Pasig City
San Felipe, Zambales
San Luis, Aurora
San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Valenzuela City
Cagayan de Oro City
Davao del Norte
General Santos City

According to the Galing Pook website, the award body was launched in 1993 as a pioneering program that searches and recognizes innovative practices by local government units.

“LGU finalists with outstanding initiatives are carefully selected and winners are recognized in a very prestigious awarding ceremony,” Galing Pook said.

The winners received P100,000 cash prize.