DILG cites Lobregat, 19 other mayors for effective programs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:52

Mayor Celso Lobregat is one of the only 20 mayors and 10 governors from all over the country citation by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for “initiating and implementing programs designed to improve the lives of their constituents, environment protection, financial accountability and commitment to transparency”.

The recognition, published in the 2010 Local Governance Performance report, can be viewed in the official website of the DILG’s Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) at www.blgs.gov.ph/lgpms
The report was also published as a news article in the September 5 issue of the Philippine Star.

The 30 local government units have been named as top performing LGUs for 2010 based on high scores in the latest local government state of performance report.

Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in the news article was quoted as saying “I laud these local governments for their commitment in elevating and maintaining the highest standards of public service delivery in their respective localities. I hope that their shining examples will inspire others to strive hard in the performance of their duties”.

The 30 LGUs obtained high scores in the DILG’s LGPMS, a web-based, self-assessment tool that measures LGU performance in key governance areas and provides information on the status of LGUs in terms of local governance and development, the Philppine Star reported.

According to the same article, “the assessment system is being managed by the DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision to gauge the LGU’s performance on administrative, social , economic, and environmental governance and fundamentals of good governance which include transparency, participation and financial accountability.”

The top performing cities in the highly urbanized cities category are Valenzuela, San Juan, Puerto Princesa, Angeles, Davao, Naga, Zamboanga, Iligan , Cebu and Taguig while the top performers in teh component cities category are Ligao in Albay, Laoag in La Union, San Fernando, Vigan, Gingoog, Cabanatuan, Dipolog, La Carlota, Iriga and Batac.

The top performing provinces are Bohol, La Union, Bulacan, Negros Oriental, Pangasinan, Ilocos  Norte, Albay, Cavite, Compostela Valley and Tarlac. — Sheila Covarrubias