FOR the third consecutive time, the Pasay City government has bagged the first place in the Department of Education’s search for best literacy program.
A previous winner in 2010 and 2012, Pasay once again bested the 16 other local governments of Metro Manila in the Regional Literacy Search for Outstanding Local Government Unit—Highly Urbanized Category and Literacy Program for 2014.
The award recognizes LGUs that have developed and implemented policies, programs and projects conducive to literacy development and have made a positive impact on the barangay level.
“Our programs started small but they now benefit thousands. We are not daunted by the scale of numbers. We educate one family at a time,” said Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto.
As No. 1 in the NCR, Pasay City is a strong contender for the National Literacy Awards which the Department of Education will give out later this year.