League of cities starts road map on development plans-A A +A
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) president Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said they have started to implement a road map that would set the development goals in the coming years even beyond end of his term as president.
Rodriguez said the road map is anchored through the spirit of the Performance Governance System (PGS) that aligns LCP goals with the goals of the national development plans for President Benigno Aquino III.
The road map focuses on the capacity building within the LCP members and easy cascading of best government practices between and among members.
The road map is currently on its second stage and is expected to be institutionalized within Rodriguez’s term or at least when the next LCP president takes offices when Rodriguez ends his term as city mayor.
Rodriguez is set to end his third term as city mayor of San Fernando in 2013. The LCP leadership is traditionally held by a city mayor and is elected by LCP members for only one term.
The program, according to Rodriguez, will also institutionalize a program that will task best performing and financially stable cities to help smaller city members of the LCP. The program is expected to facilitate the sharing of programs among members.
The LCP is currently made up of 117 member-cities.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 18, 2012.