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