CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Jimmy Lazatin said Sunday that he will be pushing for more good governance practices and seminars here as he assumes leadership of the City Council's Committee on Good Governance and Ethics.

Lazatin said that the truly efficient, corruption-free, relevant and good governance especially in marginalized communities has always been the barometer in achieving peace, unity and progress in the Philippines and elsewhere and those resources are only tools in achieving goals.

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"San Fernando has been making achievements on good governance through the leadership of Mayor Oscar Rodriguez. What we want to do now is to cascade good government practices also to the barangay level," Lazatin said.

Lazatin said that he will also push for the implementation of seminars on good governance practices with the help of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) since such seminars provide simple methodologies provided to help government stakeholders choose and easily adapt, replicate, and expand relevant and possible local governance models and practices. It would also showcase the good practices of local government units in local governance, especially in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

"Good governance should be a way of life of government officials and we hope to achieve significant headway in the campaign this term," Lazatin said.