Mountain Province is one of the three finalists in the annual 2019 Gawad Kalasag.
Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr said he is optimistic that the province will be able to snag the top award this year.
The Mountain Province politiko said that the provincial government has been aggressive in the implementation of its disaster risk reduction and management programs.
“We are elated that our efforts to significantly improve our disaster risk reduction and management programs continue to pay off,” Lacwasan said.
“We hope that we will do better this time so that it will serve as inspiration and motivation for other similarly situated provinces to strive for the best in such aspect of governance,” he added.