DILG Central News
DILG names 13 consistent top performing LGUsAugust 14, 2012
Thirteen (13) cities and municipalities in the country have emerged as consistent top performers in the local government state of performance report for the last three years, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo identified the consistent top performing local government units (LGUs) as the provinces of La Union, Cavite, Albay and Ilocos Norte; the cities of Valenzuela, Makati, Angeles, Taguig, Davao, Laoag, Vigan, and Cabanatuan; and the municipality of Ilagan in Isabela province.
“I extol these local governments for their unwavering commitment in scaling up and maintaining the highest standards of public service delivery in their respective localities. Their shining examples serve as an inspiration to others to strive hard in the performance of their mandates”, he said.
Robredo said the thirteen LGUs regularly made it to the top 10 provincial, city and municipal governments that gained the highest scores for the period 2009 to 2011 in the Department-administered Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), which is being done annually.
LGPMS is a management and development tool that does not only enable local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in the delivery of public services, but also provides information on the state of local governance performance and their state of local development.
The DILG Secretary explained that local governments are being assessed and ranked based on performance area index ranging from one to five, with one as the lowest and five as the highest, in the following areas: administrative governance, social governance, economic governance, environmental governance and fundamentals of good governance, which include transparency, participation and financial accountability.
A team composed of representatives from the national and local governments conducts the evaluation, while results are being validated by civil society organizations to maintain impartiality, he said.
Robredo said that LGPMS topnotchers do not only earn the distinction of being among the best performing LGUs but they will also have a greater chance to be nominated to the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, which is being conferred to LGUs that advances the tenets of good governance based on certain criteria, including the LGPMS.
For 2011, the following are the top performing provincial, city and municipal governments with their corresponding LGPMS rankings: Provinces – Bohol (4.91); La Union (4.89); Cavite (4.88); Pangasinan (4.87); South Cotabato (4.864); Mountain Province (4.855); Albay (4.839); Bulacan (4.836); Rizal (4.832); and Ilocos Norte (4.828).
Highly urbanized cities – San Juan City (4.9); Puerto Princesa City (4.88); Iloilo City (4.87); Valenzuela City (4.85); Makati City (4.819); Angeles City (4.816); Tacloban City (4.77); Quezon City (4.75); Taguig City (4.71); and Davao City (4.7).
Component Cities – Laoag City (4.99); Naga City (4.93); Vigan City (4.921); Ligao City (4.917); Tagaytay City (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86); Dipolog City (4.83); Calamba City (4.82); San Fernando City, La Union (4.81); and La Carlota City (4.79).
Municipalities – Ilagan, Isabela (4.92); Carmona, Cavite (4.9); Santol, La Union (4.89); Alimodian, Iloilo (4.883); San Mateo, Isabela (4.879); San Luis, Aurora (4.86); Surallah, South Cotabato (4.843); Maslog, Eastern Samar and New Lucena, Iloilo (4.839); Bacoor, Cavite (4.822); and San Gabriel, La Union (4.820). ###