The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) recognized the Municipal government of Aringay headed by Mayor Benjamin O. Sibuma as one of the recipients of Gawad Kalasag Seal of Excellence during the 22nd National Awarding Ceremony held at the The Hotel Ariana today, December 15, 2022.

Ms. Lucille R. Estacion, Secretary to the Mayor and Miss Marsha Jovita Sobrepena-Aquino LDRRMO Assistant received the seal of excellence during the ceremony. Aringay is among the municipalities in the country that garnered a fully compliant rating for the Gawad Kalasag Seal for LDRRMOs this year.

Fully compliant local government units are those that generally adhere to the standards for the establishment and functionality of the LDRRMOs. Mayor Sibuma expressed gratitude and recognition for the “genuine teamwork and determined effort” the Municipal government through the MDRRMC has demonstrated which made the disaster response of the town successful and effective.

This is the first time the Municipality of Aringay was awarded the seal since the Gawad Kalasag was established in 1998. Hon. Raphaelle Veronica “Rafy” Ortega-David graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.