Bogo's own barangay Sto. Rosario was proclaimed by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 7 Office as the barangay with the best sanitation practices. The said barangay will be receiving Php 150,000 cash incentive.
According to Engr. Evangeline Canoneo, the environmental health program coordinator and head evaluator, the criteria for determining the winning barangay includes: sanitary toilets, access to water supply (and water waste management), clean and green (beautification), legislative support and community participation.
Sto. Rosario Barangay Chairman Rizalina Guevarra said that she was not aware of the competition and never expected the recognition.
Barangay Panataran, Bohol came in second.
Other nominees are Ilaya, Lasi, Siqui-jor; Pongtod, Oslob, Cebu; and San Isidro, San Francisco, Camo-tes, Cebu.
This is another achievement for Bogo. Mabuhi ka BOGOHANON.