PNoy, DILG recognize City of Tagum’s excellent governance

PNoy, DILG recognize City of Tagum’s excellent governance

The City Government of Tagum has added another feather on its cap as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred upon the city the 2011 Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award for Davao Region awarded by no less than President Benigno S. Aquino III and DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Local Government Code held recently at the PICC in Pasay City.

The Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award is given annually to all deserving local governments for their commendable performance in administrative governance, social governance, economic governance and environmental governance.

The criteria for the selection of the winner include the Seal of Good Housekeeping; a Local Government Performance Management System Overall Performance Index; acknowledged innovations; and awards or distinctions received by the city in the previous year.

In lieu of Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy, City Councilor Alan Zulueta received the award consisting of a trophy and a cash prize of P2-million, along with City DILG Director Eliza P. Mendoza and Executive Assistant III Mrs. Delia B. dela Cruz.

Just recently, the city was also conferred with the Seal of Good Housekeeping, recognizing the city government’s excellent performance in local governance.

The SGH is a mechanism comprising a set of criteria aimed at LGUs with good performance in internal housekeeping, particularly in the areas of planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability, and valuing performance management. Among the key components of the SGH criteria are compliance to the mandates of the Anti-Red Tape Act, as well as to the Transparency and Full Disclosure Policy of the DILG.

LGUs stamped with SGH should also have “no adverse” report from the Commission on Audit, which means that they should have complied with all the requirements of the government’s auditing agency.

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