Barangay Ipilan in Brooke’s Point is now recognized as the “cleanest and greenest LGU barangay” in the entire MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) region.
The recognition was awarded Thursday by the Environmental Management Bureau as part of its ongoing national search for the Cleanest and Greenest LGU Model Barangay. Ipilan will now compete as the Region IV-B’s entry in an ongoing national search initiated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Remie Mostiero the head of Municipal Environmental Resources Office MENRO said in a text message to Palawan News that Barangay Ipilan won in the Class C category of the nationwide search (or barangays from 1st and 2nd class municipalities).
Ipilan baranggay captain Melchor Inog also said they received a cash prize of P200,000 and a certificate of recognition during the awarding ceremony in Manila.
The nationwide search is being conducted by the National Solid Waste Management Commission, with the national winner to slated to receive a P1 million cash prize. Judging is based on the candidate barangay’s practices on waste segregation, operations of Materials Recovery Facility and level of efforts of the LGU’s solid waste management boards.
Baranggay Ipilan had previously been awarded by the municipality as its “Cleanest and Greenest Barangay.”
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