With the aim to further solidify harmonious relationships and self-discipline amongst residents in their community, the BLGU of Brgy. Puga-an, headed by Punong Barangay Virgie M. Raman, organized their 60th Community Day last November 22, 2022. DILG OIC – City Director Maria Maida B. Daniot was invited to be one of the guest speakers in the said activity.

Aligned with the celebrations’s theme “Panaghiusa alang sa Malamboon, Malipayon ug Malinawon nga Barangay Hangtud sa Sunod nga Henerasyon”, she emphasized the government-wide national advocacy program dubbed as Disiplina Muna which aims to activate the real concept of governance where the citizenry is aware of its roles and responsibilities in nation building as Filipinos. She highlighted in her speech the roles and responsibilities of the ordinary citizens in the Anti-Illegal Drugs campaign, COVID-19 vaccination program, Road clearing and other programs on peace and order.

Further, OIC – CD Daniot delivered her message before the residents of the barangay about the value of unity, and practicing active citizen participation in pursuit of lasting peace and sustainable development. She ended her speech with a famous line from a Michael Jacksong hit song, Man in the Mirror. “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.” Thus reminding the young generation the importance of self-discipline.(𝘋𝘐𝘓𝘎 𝘐𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 | 𝘔. 𝘙𝘢𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘯)