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Angeles City bags three prizes from DILGOctober 14, 2012

By Joelyn G. Baluyut

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Oct 14 (PIA) -- Angeles City has been named this year as the recipient of three major awards given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) namely Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH), Top 10 in Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (GPL) Highly-Urbanized City category, and Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives (LTIA) for Balibago.

This is the second straight year that Angeles will receive the SGH and a third year in a row that it made the Top 10 of GPL nationally.

In a statement, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said, “These awards are a great honor to Angeles. 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. This will give us motivation to be more efficient in delivering the best service to the people.”

DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas II will confer the citations to the city along with other local government unit (LGU) winners from Central Luzon during the Regional Utilization Conference cum Gawad Pagkilala sa Natatanging Pamamahala to be held at Holiday Inn Hotel in Clark Freeport very soon.

SGH is conferred to LGUs that have excelled in the areas of planning, budgeting, revenue mobilization, financial management and budget execution, procurement, and resource mobilization.

Also, LGU recipients of the said merit have obtained a “no adverse report” from the Commission on Audit, which means that they have complied with all the requirements of the government’s auditing agency.

SGH honorees automatically vie for the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) wherein chosen LGUs receive P1 million each from the national government which will be utilized for projects supportive to the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals such as eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, reduce child mortality and promote gender equality.

Meanwhile, GPL is conferred to LGUs for reason of exemplary performance in Administrative Governance, Social Governance, Economic Governance and Environmental Governance.

This yearly award is also an instrument to scale-up the valuing of accountability, transparency, and involvement to local administration and development.

Exemplary performance information was drawn from SGH, the on-line Local Governance Performance Management System, International Organization or National Government Agency-bestowed Awards, and acknowledged innovations that were introduced within the last three years such as cost-cutting measures, improvements in internal administrative systems and partnerships with civil society organizations.

Moreover, LTIA grant economic and other incentives to Lupong Tagapamayapas for their outstanding contributions to attain the objectives of Katarungang Pambarangay. (CLJD/JGB-PIA 3) Tags:

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