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Pasil Mayor Malannag Jr. is PH Public Service Leadership Awardee


Pasil, Kalinga – The notable achievement of Pasil Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr. in public service leadership was recognized during the conferment ceremony held Saturday, June 24, at Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Manila.


Malannag received an accolade as Philippine Public Service Leadership Awardee for his accomplishments that contributed towards nation-building.


The public recognition intends to motivate Filipinos to further excel in their chosen fields, boost their self-esteem, and emulate their success in the coming generation.


Also, the event served as a venue to share what the awardees have so far achieved to motivate others to perform exceptionally.


During the awarding, a video clip showing his accomplishments since he assumed Pasil town’s top post in 2016. Some of his achievements include:


Infrastructure

Malannag administration prioritized road networks, water supply systems, drainage, irrigation systems, bridges, and footpaths, among other infrastructures as development comes with faster and better mobility.


Safe and better access for residents is now ensured with the rehabilitation of the 4-kilometer Malucsad-Guina-ang-Puapo Farm-to-Market Road subproject worth P19.9 million jointly implemented by DENR, DA, and Pasil LGU under Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP).


With Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) granting his administration’s request, the construction of the P50 million Multipurpose Evacuation Center at Chuyugon in Dangtalan is underway.


In line with the AmBisyon Natin 2040, Pasil government partnered with the Land Bank of the Philippines for the planned Municipal Multipurpose Building at Dalimuno, Malucsad. The P40 million access road is ongoing.


Once finished, the new face of the municipal building will be transformed into a more dignified look with P60 million in funding. Another P35 million worth of market building will be put up for a one-stop shop with a P5 million waterworks system, as a component project.

Awards and Recognitions

Garnering 1,442.2% growth rate in 2019, Pasil topped the nationwide year-on-year growth in Locally Sourced Revenues (LSR). Achievement certificate was conferred to the mayor on October 6, 2021.


DILG commended the municipality for financial transparency and fiscal accountability thus, recognizing it as a passer of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) standards and practices from 2020-2022. The agency likewise awarded Pasil the P5 million incentive fund subsidy for passing the 2022 national validation prestigious of Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), and hailed the same town as the 2022 Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Awardee.


Among all 5th to 6th-class municipalities in the country, Pasil ranked 9th in the Innovation pillar of Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI); 17th in the Government Efficiency; and 20th in the Most Improved pillar last year.


Agri, Culture, Tourism, Health

Geared towards the preservation of biodiversity, the town is progressing without losing its cultural identity and heritage. Malannag administration ensured the traditional pottery as well as the valuable facets of cultural heritage remain intact during the growth spurt.


Realizing its significance in various aspects, Malannag adopted the Slow Food advocacy as a festival under the local government unit and has since been celebrated coinciding with the town’s founding anniversary. As the “First Indigenous Slow Food Community in the Philippines,” the mayor maintains support for the movement that brought Pasil to the international stage. With his wife Ritchel and the Pasil Slow Food proponents Rowena and husband Lam-en, Malannag carried the country’s banner in the Slow Food International in Italy in September 2018.


Pasil’s rare red rice variety called “Ulikan” is included in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste products, an international project promoting a quality lifestyle.


Socio-economic

To materialize the vision of the local government for the territory on its land resources, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan 2021-2030 was formulated and approved during Malannag's incumbency. Pasil CLUP was the first in the province reviewed by the Provincial LUP based on the enhanced guidelines.


Digitalization

Embracing digitalization, Pasil was the first municipality in Kalinga to launch the electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (eBPLS) in 2022, allowing taxpayers to file applications for new and renewal of business permits online.


Energy

More revenues are to be generated with the declaration of the 700-hectare in Barangays Bagtayan and Galdang, Pasil as People’s Small-Scale Mining Area. The first ‘Minahang Bayan’ in Kalinga also creates opportunities for a better future not only for the municipality but the province.


Further, Malannag has been visiting expert companies to gather best practices for the eventual opening of hydro-power, thermal energy, or mining, among other resources.


ComNet

To capacitate his constituents on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and organic farming while promoting slow food, the local government is taking discussions on said subject matters on air through its Nutri-Skwela Community Radio-Radyo Kasalip. Pasil is the only municipality in Kalinga to have community radio, as of this time.


Leadership

Malannag’s leadership is not only confined to his town as he leads other municipal mayors being the President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines – Kalinga Chapter for the second term. He is also an official member of the National Executive Committee as the National Assistant Treasurer.


Now in his last term, the mayor is fast-tracking the completion of more projects and strengthening more programs to further advance his locality and provide a quality life for his people.

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