The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc (ALSWDOPI) validated today the nomination as Outstanding Local Chief Executive of the Philippines (1st to 3rd Class Municipality) of Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD.

In his welcome remarks, Mayor Napulan said that “serving our people is doing hardwork to each and everyone of us especially in this time of pandemic.”

Napulan, who has been conferred for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020 as Outstanding Municipal Mayor and is now serving his last term as the town’s LCE, stressed that “I am not after the return, I am more than happy to serve the people.”

The panel of validators present include Mr. Lazaro Petinglay – Chairperson, Search for Gawad Parangal Visayas and Vice President for the Visayas, PSWDO, Antique Province, Dr. Neneth Q. Pador – Executive Vice President ALSWSOPI National, and Ms. Janette Alonday – Gawad Parangal Chairperson and ALSWDOPI President, Iloilo Province.

Gawad Parangal is an annual award conferred by ALSWDOPI to Outstanding Local Chief Executives.

The search is being conducted by the Committee of Gawad Parangal per island. They looked into the effective and efficient service delivery of social welfare and development programs and services giving emphases on local initiatives especially on how to address the pandemic.

“I hope that this will inspire other leaders that may come to serve the Miagaowanons to serve to the best possible way they can,” Mayor Napulan concluded.