In a dazzling display of community spirit and excellence in local governance, Barangay Sta. Teresa in the Municipality of Manapla emerged as the 1st Runner-Up in the 2023 Provincial Search for MOST OUTSTANDING GROUP TANOD. The honor was bestowed upon the hardworking barangay led by Punong Barangay Mae Siruelo Olavia. The prestigious award was officially received during the BAGANI Local Governance Awards 2023, held on October 17, 2023, at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City.

The BAGANI Local Governance Awards is an annual event that acknowledges and celebrates exceptional achievements in local governance, underscoring the commitment and dedication of local government units and barangays across the Philippines. The awards recognize accomplishments in various areas, including community participation, public service delivery, and initiatives aimed at making a significant impact.

The presence and active involvement of Mayor Manuel M. Escalante III and Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Cherry Celeste Lacida at the awards ceremony further exemplify the unity and collaboration within the local government. Their support and participation underscore the municipality’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of its constituent barangays. This award signifies not only their accomplishments but also the significance of community participation and public service in effecting positive change. Congratulations to Barangay Sta. Teresa, Punong Barangay Mae Siruelo Olavia, and the dedicated Tanods for their outstanding service, and best wishes for their continued efforts in maintaining peace and security within their community.