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Friday, October 12, 2012
ANGELES CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government has cited the City Government for its transparency and good governance.
In a letter to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, DILG regional director Florida Dijan stated that three awards will be given to Angeles City.
The awards will be presented in the first week of November by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas in ceremonies at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport Zone.
These are the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) Certificate - Top 10 for two years in a row; Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) for 2nd straight year; and, the very prestigious Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award - Highly-Urbanized City category.
The SGH and Gawad Pamana ng Lahi come with cash awards amounting to millions of pesos.
“These awards are a great honor to Angeles City. I would like to thank my colleagues at city hall for their very good work, and also the DILG for recognizing our efforts at promoting good governance, transparency and efficiency of service,” said Pamintuan.
Last year, Pamintuan also received the Seal of Good Housekeeping and the LGPMS Top 10 Certificate also from the DILG.
The late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo personally handed the awards.
The DILG also awarded the city government with P30 million last year.
Angeles City was voted fourth among the top highly-urbanized cities in the country.
These are on top of Pamintuan’s inclusion as a top finalist in the 2012 World Mayor contest, one of only five Asians who made the list.
“I think we need not brag about these awards. They come if we just do our jobs properly and efficiently,” Pamintuan said.
“There is no politics involved in these awards, as they were given on the basis of strict criteria and by people who are very objective,” the mayor added.
Pamintuan’s Chief of Staff Alexander Cauguiran said the numerous awards, most of which are pertaining to good governance and transparency, are the best defense against tirades of politicians trying to vie to lead the city again, “but only succeeded in getting the city to the dumps during their long terms.” (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 12, 2012.