Recognizing the role of the Local Government Unit in the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office I awards plaque of Recognition to the Municipality of Bauang for being selected as the Regional Gawad sa Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) awardee under the Model LGU Implementing Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Category

The LGU of Bauang,  La Union is one of the set 5 Pantawid Pamilya areas which started  the program implementation in 2012. Since the program started, the LGU has consistently made available services programs, activities and sustained the provision of Pantawid Fund under the Poverty Alleviation Fund to compliment the Pantawid Program implementation geared towards uplifting the level of well-being of all beneficiaries in the locality since 2017 to present, the LGU maintained the sustainability and implementation of the funded Annual Investment Plan of the Pantawid Municipal Operations Office.

The award was received by Mayor Menchie C. Lomboy-de Guzman, MD. Sangguniang Bayan Member Tanya Roberta A. de Guzman, Municipal Social Welfare officer Arlie Alonzo. The awarding ceremony was held last February 7, 2020 at Oasis Country Resort, City of San Fernando La Union during the 69th DSWD Anniversary Celebration.