President Wilson Uy with DILG-8 ARD Valente Bajet awards
plaque to Usec. Marivel Sacendoncillo.
outstanding Sanggunians at regional awards ceremony
February 13, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY –
“The Sanggunian is the brain of the local government and the
Sanggunians who are present today are doing a great job at providing
the brains of the local government; that is, being the source of
ideas and innovations translated into policies and programs.”
This was the pronouncement
of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Undersecretary Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, as she recognized the
accomplishments of the best performing Local Government Units (LGUs)
in Eastern Visayas during the Regional Awards Ceremony of the 2018
Local Legislative Award at Robinsons Summit Hotel, Tacloban City on
“The LGUs should not only
look at the needs of the people but also search for opportunities
that they can maximize to pursue development in their respective
communities,” Sacendoncillo added.
She told the Sanggunian
members to be serious in the jobs that they entered into because the
people will not remember them by just being honorable but by the
things that they were able to do to contribute to the betterment of
In the categories of
Highly Urbanized Cities and Independent Component Cities, the Cities
of Tacloban and Ormoc emerged as the regional winners, respectively.
Both cities were lone entries in their respective categories.
Baybay City made it as the
regional champion in the Component Cities Category followed by the
Cities of Catbalogan and Borongan which were both regional
In the 1st-3rd Class
Municipalities Category, Basey, Samar notched the top spot while
Sogod, Southern Leyte and Naval, Biliran were recognized as
Eastern Samar took the lead in the 4th-6th Class Municipalities
Category. Following the winner were the municipalities of San
Isidro, Leyte; San Juan, Southern Leyte; Cabucgayan, Biliran; and
Motiong, Samar (regional finalists).
The LGUs were assessed by
the Regional Award Committee (RAC) which is headed by the DILG
Regional Director with the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)
Regional Council Chairman as the Vice-Chairman. Members of the
committee also include the Regional Directors of the Department of
Agriculture (DA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),
the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and a Philippine Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) representative.
The RAC evaluated the
finalists through the Awards Criteria totalling 100 points: (a)
Responsiveness of the Legislative Agenda (30 points); (b)
Availability of Legislative Documents (18 points); (c) Effectiveness
of Performance of the Sanggunian (30 points); (d) Efficiency of the
Performance of the Sanggunian (13 points); (e) Legislative Citations
and Awards (5 points); and (f) Capacity Development for Legislators
and Staff (4 points).
“The regional winners will
now vie for the national legislative award. The National Award
Committee (NAC) will be coming in the region and reevaluate the
nomination,” PCL Regional Council Chairman Wilson Uy said in his
Usec Sacendoncillo, OIC-Assistant
Regional Director Valente P. Bajet and PCL Regional Council Chairman
Uy awarded a plaque of commendation and a cash award worth P10,000
to the regional champions in every category.
participants from different LGUs, government agencies, and the DILG
regional and field offices attended the said event.