Angeles City maintains top performing LGU status-A A +A
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- The City Government was recently cited by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its consistent delivery of high standard public service to its constituents.
According to a press release from the DILG, Angeles City has emerged as one of the consistent top performers in the local government state of performance report for the last three years in the country due to its staunch execution of basic services.
Also cited were the provinces of La Union, Cavite, Albay, and Ilocos Norte; the cities of Valenzuela, Makati, Taguig, Davao, Laoag, Vigan, and Cabanatuan; and the municipality of Ilagan in Isabela province.
Angeles is the only highly urbanized city from Central Luzon (Region 3) to get such a citation from the DILG this year.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said he extends his gratitude to the officials and City Government workers of Angeles City for their unwavering support to his administration’s different programs and projects.
“This citation will not be possible without the support of the hardworking employees of the City Government, which is why I would like to attribute the success of the local government to them,” the mayor said.
The thirteen local government units’ (LGUs) consistent status were determined by DILG’s Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), which is a self-assessed management and development tool that enables the LGU to determine their capabilities and limitations in the delivery of public services.
Done annually, the LGPMS gauges the performance of LGUs using a one to five scale (one being the lowest and five the highest) in several areas of governance such as transparency, participation of public and private groups, administration, social welfare, environmental protection and preservation, and financial accountability.
According to Lerrie S. Hernandez, Monitoring and Evaluation Division Chief of DILG-Central Luzon, their office observed an upward trend from Angeles City’s LGPMS overall score for the past three years.
“Angeles managed to belong to the top 13 LGUs in the country because of its consistent development and progress monitored through the LGPMS. The upward trend we saw in the reports indicates the city’s sustainability and compliance to laws and directives from the local and national agencies,” Hernandez said.
LGUs with consistently high performance and are top-notchers of the LGPMS also have a chance to win the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi award from the same department.
According to the DILG, this is the “mother of all awards” and is bestowed upon an LGU that has shown several innovations that go beyond the basic services expected from a town, city, province or municipality.
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).
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 16, 2012.