Funding Support for Galing Pook

LANDBANK partners with Galing Pook Foundation, Inc. (GPFI) by providing funds for the conduct of the Galing Pook Awards, a prestigious annual search and recognition for innovative practices by LGU on local governance programs.

The Galing Pook Awards is a pioneering program that recognizes innovation and excellence in local governance that started in October 21, 1993 under the joint initiative of the Local Government Academy-Department of the Interior and Local Government (LGA-DILG), the Ford Foundation, and other individual advocates of good governance from the academe, civil society and the government.

Apart from the annual grant to GPFI, part of LANDBANK’s role in the partnership is to promote winning programs as models of good governance for adoption by other LGUs/communities thru publication of adoption kits/case books and conduct of roadshows to showcase best practices.

The winning programs are selected based on positive results and impact, promotion of people’s participation and empowerment, innovation, transferability and sustainability, and efficiency of program service delivery.

During the 2015 Galing Pook Awards held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on September 1, 2015, the following were the ten (10) outstanding local governance programs selected from 16 finalists:

  1. Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program (Narra, Palawan)
  2. Sirib Express: Involving the Youth in Community Development (Ilocos Norte)
  3. LETS GO: A Model of Barangay Good Governance (Barangay Graceville, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan)
  4. Ambao Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve Area program (Hinundayan, Southern Leyte)
  5. Humanitarian Assistance and Economic Development Program (Albay)
  6. Local Garments Industry Institutionalization program (Taytay, Rizal)
  7. Education 360° Investment Program (Valenzuela City)
  8. Minahang Bayanihan: Small Scale Mining Program (South Cotabato)
  9. The Friendly Drugs: A PPP On Health Plus Project (South Cotabato)
  10. Pangkabuhayan Centers:A Way Out of Poverty (Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte)