LGU San Mateo: Rice Achievers Awardee for the 4th Time
The municipality of San Mateo was a recipient of the Rice Achievers Award for the 4th time besting out the City of Santiago as its closest contender. The awarding ceremony was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) at Pasay City last May 30, 2018 at two o’clock in the afternoon.
Project GALING SMI (Going Around Locating Illiterates & Non-readers to Guide and make them Smarter & Mindful Individual) is now on its second year. After the successful launched last April 10, 2017 with 501 actual learners and 361 completers having 80% improvement rate, the LGU was heartened to continue this literacy project. The one-month literacy sessions which started last May 3, 2018 benefitted 391 learners wherein 68% had shown improvement in their numeracy and literacy skills. The innovation this year was the involvement of student-teachers who were SPES beneficiaries with the assistance of the Barangay CFM Focal Persons or designated barangay Literacy Facilitators.
San Mateo’s pride, Ms. Vivian N. Taniza received an award as Outstanding 2016-2017 Gawad Saka Agricultural Achiever under Fisherfolk Fish Culture category in Malacañang last April 5, 2018. Said plaque and certificate award was given to her by His Excellency, President Rodrigo R. Duterte. The award was given during the occasion of the 47th Anniversary of Gawad Saka’s Parangal sa Natatanging Magsasaka at Mangingisda.