FOR TWO years in a row, Barangay Nursery bagged the Number One slot among the thirty barangays in the city.   With a cash prize of P50,000 and a certificate, Barangay Nursery, headed by Punong Barangay Socrates M. Tuason, the City Liga ng mga Barangay President, is the 2015 Top Performing Barangay.   The other two Best Performing Barangays are Cawayan Exterior and Bolo. The recognition comes with a cash prize of P30,000 and P20,000, respectively. Brgy. Cawayan Ext. is headed by Victoria Cabug and Melchor Cabug is the village chief of Brgy. Bolo.   Here are the Top Ten Best Performing Barangays with their corresponding average percentage:  
  1. Barangay Nursery   –   69%
  2. Cawayan Ext.           –   52%
  3. Bolo                           –   82%
  4. Bayombon                –   27%
  5. Ibingay                      –   01%
  6. Tugbo                        –   96%
  7. Igang                         –   88%
  8. Kinamaligan            –   07%
  9. Malinta                     –   57%
  10. Biyong                      –    09%
  Meanwhile, with a cash prize of P5,000 and certificate, the following are the winners in the minor categories:  
  1. Best Performing Barangay on Enrionmental Protection and Management – CAWAYAN EXTERIOR
  2. Best Performing Barangay on Disaster Preparedness and Response – MALINTA
  3. Best Performing Barangay on Peace and order and Protective Services – CAWAYAN EXTERIOR
  4. Best Performing Barangay on Organization and Management – NURSERY
  5. Best Performing Barangay on Local Legislation – NURSERY
  6. Best Performing Barangay on Barangay Justice System Implementation – IGANG
  7. Best Performing Barangay on Women and Children Welfare Protection – CAWAYAN EXTERIOR
  8. Best Performing Barangay on Senior Citizens, PWD Welfare and Development – BOLO
  9. Best Performing Barangay on Youth Development – BAYOMBON
  10. Best Performing Barangay on Development Planning – BAYOMBON and BIYONG
  11. Best Performing Barangay on Fiscal Administration – BAYOMBON
  The search for the best performing barangays in Masbate City has been institutionalized and it started during the incumbency of Mayor Socrates M. Tuason.   The search committee was composed of the City DILG, CENRO, Accounting Office, Budget Office, CDRRMO, City PNP and the Mayor’s Office.   The awarding coincided with the Christmas Party of all the barangay officials on December 19.