THE non-government organization, Alay Sa Kalinisan Incorporated (Aski) has concluded its selection of the cleanest barangay of Baguio.

Tabulation of scores and awarding of the top 10 and bottom 10 will be announced on February 14, during Aski’s 18th foundation celebration.

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Visitation and judging of barangays started last December and ended on January 13. January 14 and 15 was the tabulation of results.

Included in the selection is the recognition of 60 purok winners and the top three cleanest barangays from among 20 short-listed.

Out of the best barangays, the top 10 cleanest in all of Baguio will earn recognition during the February 14 rites.

Barangays which fail to maintain cleanliness meanwhile, will be given the “Walis Tingting” award.

Judges for the cleanest and greenest barangay come from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Baguio City Police Office, City Environment and Parks Management Office, City Health Services Office, Aski, other non- government organizations and the City Government, through the Community Affairs Division of the Mayor’s Office.

The official list of winning barangays will also be released on the awards day itself.

The criteria of judging include five major factors such as cleanliness, 25 percent; eco waste management, 30 percent; clean air, 10 percent; greening, 15 percent; and initiatives, 20 percent.

The contest was opened to all levels of city governance from the puroks to the barangays, then to districts and finally the city.

The winning purok in every barangay will receive a prize of 1,000. In the district level, the top three barangays in each district will be identified and will advance to the city level. The city level will include 60 barangays from all the 20 districts of the city.

From these 60 barangays, five barangays will be chosen and will receive cash awards from the sponsors of the contest.