Laoag City Mayor Michael Marcos Keon (center, 2nd row) bestows on the officials of Barangay 16, San Jacinto, Laoag City headed by Punong Barangay Carlos Fariñas the “Best Performing Barangays in the Functionality of Barangay Violence Against Women Desk” award during a ceremony held on December 10, 2021 at the City Auditorium. The activity was one of the highlights of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women spearheaded by the city government through the City DSWD in partnership with various national government agencies and non-government organizations. Also present at the ceremony were SPMs Juan Conrado Respicio, Handy Lao, Jaybee Baquiran, Edison Bonoan and Derick Lao. (Photo courtesy of LC CMO)