EFFECTIVE LUPON. Village chief Gilberto Enriquez of Doongan, Butuan City, receives the recognition conferred to the Lupong Tagapamayapa (Lupon) of the barangay as this year’s winner of the Incentives Awards given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in a ceremony held in Butuan City on Thursday (Aug. 18, 2022). The barangay's Lupon garnered 99 percent efficiency and effectiveness in terms of resolving cases from 2019 to 2021. (Photo contributed by Daisiree Enriquez-Makilan)

BUTUAN CITY – Barangay Doongan here was conferred winner of the Lupong Tagapamayapa (Lupon) Incentives Awards – City Level given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in the Caraga region.

The village was recognized for registering 99 percent efficiency and effectivity rates in the extrajudicial settlement of minor cases between barangay residents.

In an interview on Friday, Doongan village chief Gilberto Enriquez said the high efficiency and effectivity rates of the barangay's Lupong Tagapamayapa were recorded within a period of three years from 2019 to 2021.

Doongan village officials received the award Thursday, along with a PHP150,000 cash prize.

In 2019, Enriquez said 193 cases filed at their Lupon were all settled while in 2020, a total of 157 of the 159 cases filed in the settlement body were also resolved.
“The two cases of the 159 in 2020 were issued a certification by the Lupon for filing of cases in the regular courts,” he said.
Last year, he said 139 cases were also filed in the Lupon and all were settled effectively.

“In three years, the Lupon in Doongan received 491 cases, 489 of which were all resolved at our level,” Enriquez said.

Other barangays recognized for the efficiency of their respective Lupons were Baan Km. 3 as first runner-up; San Vicente, 2nd runner-up; and Bonbon, 3rd runner-up. (PNA)