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East Visayas nominates Leyte and Tacloban City to Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2012

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
September 18, 2012

TACLOBAN CITY    The Provincial Government of Leyte and the City of Tacloban are the Eastern Visayas Regional awardees of the 2012 Gawad Pamana ng Lahi.

As such, the two are the nominees of the Region to the national Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2012, the Department of Interior and Local Government Region 8 Director Pedro Noval, Jr., informed through Ms. Carmelita Zabala, Chief of the Local Government Capacity Development Division of DILG-8.

Ms. Zabala disclosed that this year, there is no Regional awardee for the municipal category because not one was able to meet all the criteria for the award.

The Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, Ms. Zabala said, is a total award concept and is conferred to a Province, City and Municipality for reason of exemplary performance in Administrative Governance, Economic Governance and Environmental Governance.

Exemplary performance information is drawn from the database of the on-line Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), from International Organization or National Agency-bestowed Awards, and acknowledged innovations.

There are non-negotiable eligibility requirements to qualify a province, city or municipality for the Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, Ms. Zabala informed. These are the LGPMS Overall Performance Index of at least 4.00 and the Seal of Good Housekeeping Silver Recipient within the current year 2012.

Moreover, only a province, city or municipality with at least 80 overall regional performance point score may be eligible to receive the Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi.

The Award criteria and regional performance score are validated LGPMS OPI, 70 points; Innovation which is pioneering and strategic, effective, has high impact and sustainable, 15 points; Awards on Governance on state of governing, engaging the Civil society in social cohesion and ecological integration, and engaging the Business Community as a partner in pursuing inclusive development, 15 points.

The Province of Leyte will receive a glass trophy of exemplary performance and a cash award of P3 million.

Meanwhile, the City of Tacloban will receive glass trophy of exemplary performance and a cash prize of P2 million.