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Five out of ten Galing Pook awardees are from Mindanao!

Five Mindanao cities and towns were among this year’s awardees in “Galing Pook.” The Galing Pook Awards 2009 is sponsored by the Galing Pook Foundation and aims to highlight the innovative and practical approaches to common local development challenges.

Galing Pook Awards also aims to highlight the best practices that actually worked in a Philippine town.

The 5 Mindanaoan areas that received the prestigious Galing Pook awards were Midsayap, North Cotabato; Surallah, North Cotabato; Sarangani, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon and Valencia City, Bukidnon.

Foundation chairman Rafael Coscuela said this year’s GPF awardees were chosen from 123 nominations by a national selection committee chaired by prominent economist Solita Monsod based on “innovation, positive results, transferability, sustainability, efficiency and people’s participation.”

To the local leaders of all Mindanao Galing Pook 2009 awardees — congratulations to all of you and keep up the very good work! 🙂

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