DILG-8 Regional Dir. Pedro A. Noval Jr.
(in red) and Mayor Reynato Latorre (in yellow) lead the
groundbreaking of the water project for Villareal, Samar. At the
foreground is Engr. Ofelia Pido of DILG.
25M peso project to
finally bring potable water to Villareal, Samar
By MYLES JOSEPH E.
August 17, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
Residents of the town of Villareal, Samar may have forgotten that tap
water once flowed into their homes. After all, it has been decades
since residents enjoyed water from their faucets instead of needing to
be fetched in pails and other plastic containers from deep wells.
However, all these could
change in a few months as the municipality last August 15, 2012 broke
ground for a 25-Million peso water project that stands to benefit
about 14,000 people or 60% of its population. The project is a soft
loan from the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) under the
Department of Finance (DOF) and the Department of the Interior and
Local Government (DILG).
DILG-8 Regional Director
Pedro A. Noval Jr., the guest of honor, lauded municipal officials led
by Mayor Reynato R. Latorre for persistently pursuing the project
after years of exploring alternatives for a viable water source. “This
project will be one of your legacies to the generations to come. With
a dependable supply of safe drinking water, there will be less
water-borne diseases and you will have more time spent for other
aspects of life instead of needing to fetch water from communal
faucets,” said Dir. Noval.
On the other hand, Mayor
Latorre revealed that the municipality shall form a cooperative to run
the facility. He expressed confidence there would be no more repeat of
previous incidents of kaingin (slash and burn farming) that decreased
the flow at the water source (Milagrosa Falls in Brgy. San Andres), as
well as of pipes being vandalized for irrigation purposes, which led
to the decay of the town’s original water system.
In his speech, Mayor Latorre
narrated how the town was finally able to secure an extension of the
loan offering. The municipality’s Memorandum of Agreement with DOF was
about to lapse when he approached MDFO on June 28, 2012. The DOF
official agreed, on the condition that the town complies with the
DILG’s Full Disclosure Policy and the standards of the Seal of Good
Housekeeping, consistent with this administration’s campaign to
institutionalize transparency and accountability. Fortunately, the LGU
was able to show such certification from the DILG-8 Regional Office,
and so his request was granted.
The LGU has commissioned
Houston Construction for the project, which includes upgrading of the
existing water intake box at the site, installation of a water
treatment facility, construction of a ground reservoir, and laying
down of transmission and distribution pipes.
The project is to be
completed by February 2013. Fourteen (14) barangays will be set up
with Level 3 (household level) water systems, with Level 2 (communal
faucets) also being installed in five (5) of these barangays to
accommodate those without water connections.
Six barangays in the town
proper are covered by this water project. These are: Central, Mercado,
Miramar, Soledad, Tayud and Villarosa. Residents in eight (8) rural
barangays will also be able to avail of the new water system:
Cambaguio, Canmucat, Mahayag, Pacoyoy, Pangpang, San Andres, San Roque
The interest rate under the
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Fund has been reduced to 6% from the
original 8% to enable easier payback. Nationwide, about 600 LGUs are
classified as “waterless”, or those where most of its population do
not have a reliable supply of safe drinking water. To help address
this problem, DILG provides advocacy and technical assistance in
document preparation and fund sourcing through the MDG Fund and Sagana
at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) programs.
Bounty against Ka
Oris, NDFP consultants violate JASIG – CPP
By CPP Information Bureau
August 17, 2012
The Communist Party of the
Philippines (CPP) today denounced the Aquino regime for reissuing and
raising the bounty against leaders of the National Democratic Front of
the Philippines (NDFP) in violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety
and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).
This latest move reveals the
Aquino regime's lack of serious intent with regard peace negotiations
with the NDFP, said the CPP.
Yesterday, military and
security officials of the Aquino regime announced that the bounty for
a number of NDFP officials, including Comrades Benito Tiamzon and
Jorge Madlos (Ka Oris), has been raised to as much as P5.5 million.
Both Tiamzon and Madlos are key and prominent officials of the NDFP,
the latter serving as spokesperson of the NDFP in Mindanao.
The JASIG, which was signed
by the principals of the Philippine government (GPH) and NDFP in 1998,
binds both the GPH and the NDFP to guarantee the security of
negotiators, consultants and personnel of the parties engaged in the
peace talks. It prohibits subjecting peace personnel of both sides to
surveillance, arrest, detention, filing of criminal charges and any
persecutorial or punitive acts that would impair their effective
participation in the peace talks.
"Since assuming power,"
added the CPP, "the Aquino regime has been violating the JASIG with
impunity." There are a number of NDFP consultants currently
incarcerated in various police and military detention centers. These
include, among others, Alan Jazmines, Tirso Alcantara, Renante Gamara,
Ramon Patriarca, Eduardo Serrano, Eduardo Sarmiento, Pedro Codaste and
"The most recent violation
of the JASIG was the abduction last August 5 of NDFP-Southern Tagalog
consultant Jesus Abetria and a member of his staff, Restituto Galicia,
in Kalayaan, Laguna by operatives of the Philippine Army and
Philippine National Police."
"Furthermore, the GPH has
yet to face responsibility for the abduction and enforced
disappearance in 2006 of NDFP officials and consultants Leo Velasco,
Pedro Calubid, Rogelio Calubad and their staff," said the CPP.
Malacañang: Bounty increase useless, arrest the fugitives!
August 17, 2012
QUEZON CITY –
Families of victims of human rights violations said Friday that the
increase in the bounty of high-profile fugitives is useless if the Aquino government is hell-bent in arresting and punishing the
Reacting to Malacañang’s
declaration of the increase of the bounty on Gen. Jovito Palparan,
former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and brother Mario Reyes to two
million pesos each, Erlinda Cadapan, mother of missing UP student
Sherlyn, said “Hindi kailangang taasan ang reward, ang kailangan gawin
nila agaran na pag-aresto (They do not need to raise the reward. What
they need is to arrest him immediately).”
Concepcion Empeño, mother of
Karen and co-complainant of Cadapan in the kidnapping with serious
illegal detention case against Palparan, echoed the sentiment.
“Kung sinasabi ng Malacañang
na hindi sila nasisiyahan na hindi pa nahuhuli ang mga pugante, aba
lalo na kami. Pero tingin namin, balewalang taasan ang reward kung
hindi rin nila hahanapin. Ang dapat, pagsikapan at totohanin nila ang
paghanap (If Malacañang said they are not happy that the fugitives
have not been arrested, we are all the more dismayed. However, we
think that the raise in the bounty is useless if they will not look
for them. What they should do is to exert all efforts to genuinely
look for them),” Empeño said.
Empeño also expressed dismay
that the government seems to be playing around with the arrest of “the
“Tingin namin, laru-laro
lang ang ginagawa nila. Parang ayaw talaga nilang hulihin (It looks
like they are just playing around. It seems they really do not want to
arrest him),” Empeño said.
Meanwhile, Cadapan asked the
government on the real reason why Palparan remains at large. “Takot ba
sila kay Palparan dahil berdugo, o dahil may mga taong pumoprotekta sa
kanya (Are they afraid of Palparan because he is a butcher, or because
there are people who are protecting him)?”
Michaella Ortega, daughter
of slain journalist and environmental activist Gerry Ortega whose
family accused the Reyes brothers of masterminding the killing, also
said the raise in reward money may hasten their arrest, but “unless
they are captured and tried fairly, we will never see justice done.”
celebrated 111th police service anniversary
By RPCRD, Police Regional
August 16, 2012
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8
(PRO8) celebrated the 111th Police Service Anniversary today, August
16 at the PRO-8 Grandstand, Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte with the
recognition of outstanding PNP units and personnel for notable
achievements and outstanding performance and other partners for active
participation in law enforcement campaign serving as highlight of the
“The celebration was not only an occasion to remember our storied past
and rich history but also an opportunity to give due recognition and
honor our men and women in the Police Regional Office 8 whose efforts
have been instrumental in helping the organization fulfill our mission
of peacekeeping.”, PCSUPT Elmer Ragadio Soria, CEO VI, newly installed
PRO-8 Regional Director, said. He added that such recognition would
also inspire the men and women of PRO-8 to further improve their craft
and serve the people of Eastern Visayas well.
With the theme “Pulis N’yo Po sa Tuwid na Daan, Serbisyong May
Pagkukusa, Maaasahan,” the celebration was graced with the presence of
Governor Jericho “Icot” L. Petilla, Governor of Leyte who was the
Distinguished Guest of Honor and Speaker. Others in attendance were
Dir. Pedro A. Noval, RD, DILG-8; Dir. Nicomedez E. Jose, RD, NAPOLCOM;
FSSUPT Pablito D. Cordeta, RD BFP and JSSUPT Hernan G. Grande, RD,
Leyte Police Provincial Office bested five other PPO’s in the
regionwide search for Best PPO for its outstanding administrative and
operational accomplishments consistent with the 10-point agenda of the
PNP. Other unit awardees are the Tacloban City Police Office (Best
City Police Office); Eastern Samar Provincial Public Safety Company
(Best Provincial Public Safety Company); Tacloban City Public Safety
Company; (Best City Public Safety Company); Borongan City Police
Station (Best Component City Police Station) and Javier Municipal
Police Station (Best Municipal Police Station). The chiefs of offices
received the Plaque of Merit and Unit Streamer in behalf of their
Meanwhile, citations were also awarded to the distinguished police
offices and personnel from all over the region. Plaques of Recognition
were also given to the following individual awardees: PSSUPT Eusebio
Adamero Mejos as the Best Senior PCO for Administration; PSUPT Avelino
Bogtong Doncillo, Jr. as the Best Senior PCO for Operations; PCINSP
Felipe Rellita Tan as the Best Senior PNCO; SPO2 Marissa Astorga Monge
as the Best Senior PNCO; PO3 Catherine Butad Apuya as the Best Junior
PNCO and NUP Russel Roa Capahi, Provincial Supply Accountable Officer
from Southern Leyte PPO was adjudged as the Best Non-Uniformed
PRO-8 also recognized the local government unit of Tacloban City,
adjudged as the Best LGU Partner 2011, wherein Tacloban City Mayor
Alfred Romualdez himself received the award together with his wife
City Councilor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez. On the otherhand, Forester
Marciano Talavera also received the award for Eastern Samar PENRO as
Best LGA Partner 2011.
August 8 is celebrated as anniversary of the police service in
commemoration of the founding of the Insular Constabulary in August 8,
1901 under Commission Act No. 175 and the merging of Philippine
Constabulary/Integrated National Police (PC/INP) in August 8, 1975 by
virtue of Presidential Decree No. 765. Both are forerunner
organizations of the Philippine National Police. In PRO8 however, the
celebration was rescheduled to August 16 to give way for the turn-over
ceremony of the new Regional Director last week.
Democrito Mendoza as TUCP President
August 16, 2012
QUEZON CITY – In a decision
issued by the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) of the Department of
Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Aquino government upheld the
Presidency of Atty. Democrito T. Mendoza over the Trade Union Congress
of the Philippines (TUCP).
The Bureau of Labor
Relations ruling stemmed over the disputed leadership of the largest
labor center in the Philippines between its erstwhile longtime leader,
Atty. Mendoza and his former political lieutenant, former Senator
Ernesto F. Herrera.
The BLR ruled that the
parties to the dispute must revert to the status quo ante whereby the
President of the TUCP is Atty. Democrito T. Mendoza and the Secretary
General is Ernesto F. Herrera. The Department of Labor ruling also
called for the holding of a special TUCP convention upon finality of
the order for the Convention to elect its officers.
“This affirmation by the
government of the Presidency of TUCP of Democrito T. Mendoza is a
welcome development and lays to rest the spurious, self-serving claim
of “Boy Herrera””, said TUCP Vice President and Philippine Airlines
Employees Association (PALEA) President Gerry Rivera.
“Eighty percent (80%) of
TUCP affiliates, including PALEA kept faith that the DOLE-BLR decision
would uphold our stand that Atty. Mendoza remains our TUCP President.
We are looking forward to the holding of the special convention where
we intend to invite observers from the International Labor
Organization to show that the great majority of TUCP remains with
Mendoza”, said Gerry Rivera.
PALEA-TUCP pointed out that
the role of TUCP in organizing a new labor coalition called NAGKAISA,
along with the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and the Partido ng
Manggagawa was precisely predicated on the leadership of Mendoza over
“Mr. Ernesto Herrera’s past
political actions and behavior are interpreted as being supportive of
the contractualization program which has led to millions of workers
suffering from no security of tenure, working on the basis of 5-months
employment contracts,” explained Rivera.
“If Herrera were leading
TUCP, NAGKAISA would never have happened. Herrera has huge credibility
problems with the bulk of the labor movement holding him responsible
for contractualization, on the other hand Mendoza has provided sound
guidance to establishing broader labor unity to strengthen security of
tenure rights. Mendoza proved to be the true trade unionist. It is
really hard to put a good man down,” said Rivera.
Ex-Senator Herrera claimed
that Atty. Democrito T. Mendoza resigned from the TUCP Presidency on
November 1, 2011 and that by virtue of his position as Secretary
General of TUCP, he succeeded to the Presidency. “Atty. Mendoza
submitted a letter of resignation to register his displeasure at the
financial mismanagement of Mr. Herrera. However the TUCP General
Council and the TUCP Executive Board never acted on the letter and
actually prevailed on Atty. Mendoza to resume the Presidency. We are
pleased that the DOLE has declared Atty. Democrito T. Mendoza as the
legal President of TUCP,” said Victorino Balais, President of the
Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO) and TUCP
Secretary General under Mendoza.
“The break in the higher
ranks of TUCP, has brought about a major realignment of labor groups
with 40 labor federations and organizations coming together with the
TUCP of Democrito T. Mendoza in forming a new labor coalition called
the NAGKAISA (United). A more pro-active and relevant TUCP with the
combination of the experience of Mendoza and a more politically
engaged leadership provided the new critical mass in organizing
NAGKAISA to advance the cause of workers particularly in our fight for
security of tenure,” added Balais. “We are supportive of the special
convention as it not only will show the the trust that the trade union
movement has for Mendoza, but also the need to create a new labor
alliance across the entire political spectrum,” said Mendoza.
VP Binay lauds 2M
bounty for GA owner Delfin Lee
By OVP Media
August 16, 2012
MANILA – Vice
President Jejomar C. Binay is optimistic that the P2 million bounty on
Globe Asiatique (GA) owner Delfin Lee will lead to his arrest and the
subsequent justice for all his victims.
“Nagagalak ako sa sinabi ng
ating mahal na pangulong Noynoy Aquino. Nakita nya na kailangang
mabigyan ng agarang hustisya ang mga nabiktima ni Delfin Lee,” Binay
said after learning that President Benigno Aquino III placed bounties
on four wanted fugitives, one of whom is Lee.
Binay also said that the
housing sector fully supports the president’s campaign and the bounty
just shows how serious the government is in going after wanted
“Ordinaryong manggagawa ang
nilinlang niya at sinira ng Globe Asiatique scam ang pangarap nilang
magkaroon ng sariling bahay,” Binay said.
“Niloko pa ng Globe
Asiatique ang gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng ghost borrowers
at pekeng dokumento para makakuha ng pitong bilyon sa Pag-IBIG,” he
Binay had earlier proposed
that the Pag-IBIG Fund put up a P1 million reward money for Lee. He
said, “It’s more than a reasonable amount considering that Lee
defrauded Pag-IBIG Fund and its members of over P7 billion.”
However, the Commission on
Audit turned down the request saying the Pag-IBIG Fund had no
intelligence or discretionary funds from which it could take the
After being turned down, the
Pag-IBIG Fund wrote President Aquino and asked that the Palace offer
the reward money.
On May 22, Judge Maria
Amifaith Fider-Reyes of the Pampanga RTC found probable cause against
Lee and his co-accused and issued corresponding warrants for their
arrest with no recommendation for bail.
Lee is accused of using
"ghost borrowers" and fake documents to obtain over P6.5 billion in
loans from the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) for its Xevera
people empowerment-MCAP official
By PIA Samar / NBQ
August 15, 2012
CATBALOGAN CITY – Marivic
Añonuevo, Chairman and Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge
Account-Philippines said during a forum in Catbalogan City, Monday
that KALAHI-CIDSS is people empowerment.
Speaking before members of
the Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) 20th
assembly, Añonuevo hailed the way the different communities handle the
“What is more important to
us in gauging the success of the KALAHI-CIDSS Project is not only how
many school buildings, day care centers or farm-to-market roads are
built, but moreso in terms of how empowered the community people have
become in doing these sub-projects.”
There are 14
municipality-beneficiaries in Samar which are in the advance stage of
The lady mentioned that on
May 16, the MCC Deputy Vice-President Tom Hurley led the inauguration
of a concrete pathwalk project in Barangay Bato in Paranas, Samar.
She also mentioned that on
June 19 United States Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas
Jr. went to Sta. Margarita to visit the ongoing construction of a
two-classroom school building which has a total project cost of P1.3
She said that KALAHI-CIDSS
is a community-driven development project that MCA-P implements with
the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“As of July 2012, 1,057
sub-projects have been prioritized by Batch 1 municipalities, or those
that are under the Makamasang Tugon stage,” she said.
Most of the sub-projects are
for basic social services, such as school buildings, health stations
and day care centers; and basic access infrastructure projects such as
farm-to-market roads and concrete pathwalks.
“For our Batch 2
municipalities, around 95 percent of the 70 randomly-selected
municipalities have completed the social preparation stage with the
conduct of their second barangay assemblies,” the resource speaker
from MCA-P said.
“As soon as the second phase
of training on the Community Empowerment Activity Cycle (CEAC) is
conducted for members of the Area Coordinating Teams and the Municipal
Coordinating Teams, these municipalities will move into the third
phase, which is project identification, selection and planning,”
Añonuevo told the attendees led by the three Bishops of Samar.
Cong. Evadone urges gov’t
to revive ‘Balik Probinsya Program’
By BRYAN M. AZURA
August 15, 2012
BORONGAN CITY – Congressman
Ben Evardone (LP, Lone District, Eastern Samar) is urging the national
government to revive the Balik Probinsya Program to encourage informal
settlers in Metro Manila to move back to their own provinces.
In a statement, Evardone said that informal settlers who will be
directly affected by the clearing operations of waterways and
easements should be given priority should this program be restored.
Earlier, Secretary Jessie Robredo of Department of Interior and Local
Government (DILG) made a statement that the national government is
planning to relocate some 100,000 informal settlers living near danger
zones in Metro Manila.
Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson also said early this week that
the government would “blast” the houses of informal settlers and other
blockages that worsen flooding. Singson’s announcement drew flak from
urban poor groups.
Evardone, however said that the government’s effort to free the
waterways and easement areas is a bold and laudable move. I fully
support the initiative of President Aquino to clear waterways and
easement areas of informal settlers for their safety, Evardone said.
The congressman for his part believes that while the sight of
relocating informal settlers is unacceptable to some sectors but he
said the government needs to do something to ease up the worsening
floods in urban areas like Metro Manila. With his (PNoy) political
will, I don’t see any reason why this will not succeed, Evardone
Under a revived Balik Probinsya Program, the neophyte congressman is
proposing that those who will avail should be given free
transportation allowance, start-up capital to enable them to start
livelihood projects and dislocation allowance. They should also be
given priority in housing programs of National Housing Authority (NHA)
and the Local Government Units (LGUs), Evardone added.
He said that the DSWD should also prioritize them in their core
shelter program. Evardone also said that this arrangement should also
provide beneficiaries free agricultural and fishing equipment and
tools, scholarship of their children and automatic membership in the
Conditional Cash Transfer Program of DSWD. He also is urging the
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA),
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Science and
Technology (DOST) to also provide livelihood training programs to
affected individuals or families.
The DILG should mandate LGUs to provide counterpart programs to those
who will be relocated to their areas, he continued.
Eastern Samar’s representative said that with this program, it will
help ease the resistance of those who will be relocated.
The Balik Probinsya Program was first introduced when Metro Manila was
hit by typhoon ‘Ondoy’ which displaced around 200,000 families due to
VP Binay says
Pag-IBIG’s calamity loan open to OFWs with kin living in calamity
areas, checks loan processing
By OVP Media
August 15, 2012
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said Wednesday that Overseas Filipino
Workers (OFWs) with families living in areas under a state of calamity
may apply for the Home Development Mutual Fund’s (HDMF or Pag-IBIG
Fund) calamity loan.
“Ang lahat ng mga OFW na
aktibong miyembro ng Pag-IBIG Fund na may 24 buwang kontribusyon at
nakatira sa mga lugar na idineklarang under state of calamity ay
pwedeng kumuha ng calamity loan,” Binay said.
OFWs who are currently out
of the country may designate a representative to submit required
documents in Pag-IBIG branches where they remit their contributions,
Representatives of OFWs need
a Special Power of Attorney duly authenticated by the Philippine
Embassy in the OFW’s host country. They must also present two valid
The Vice President is the
Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns. He is also the Chairman the
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and
Chairman of the Pag-IBIG Board of Trustees.
He is set to visit Pag-IBIG
Fund’s Imus, Cavite branch to check the agency’s processing of
calamity loan applications Wednesday afternoon. He will also visit
Pag-IBIG branches in Pasay, Manila and Caloocan Thursday.
Under Pag-IBIG Fund’s
calamity loan program, members may borrow up to 80 percent of their
total contributions to be paid in two years.
Binay said qualified
Pag-IBIG members may apply for calamity loans within 90 days of the
declaration of state of calamity of a particular area.
“Magpapasa lamang po ng
calamity loan application form at dalawang valid ID kung saan
nakalagay ang address na kasama sa idineklarang under state of
calamity,” he said.
The housing czar also said
interest rates for calamity loans have been reduced by almost 50
“Mula sa dating interest na
10.75 percent, binaba namin ito sa 5.95 percent,” he said. “Ang loan
ay may grace period na tatlong buwan kung kaya't ang amortisasyon ay
babayaran lamang po sa ikaapat na buwan pagkaapruba ng loan.”
Tacloban City among
LGUS with high performance index - DILG
By MYLES JOSEPH E. COLASITO
August 14, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
The Highly Urbanized City of Tacloban is one of the HUCs with the
highest Overall Performance Index (OPI) for the last three years in
the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS)
administered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
This was revealed by
Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. of DILG Region 8, who said that based on
data collated by DILG central office from the annual LGPMS, Tacloban
City garnered an OPI of 4.77 out of a total possible of 5.00, making
it among the city governments that gained the highest scores for the
period 2009 to 2011.
Meanwhile, 13 provinces,
cities and municipalities have emerged as consistent top performers in
the local government state of performance report.
DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo identified the consistent top performing LGUs as the provinces
of La Union, Cavite, Albay and Ilocos Norte; the cities of Valenzuela,
Makati, Angeles, Taguig, Davao, Laoag, Vigan, and Cabanatuan; and the
municipality of Ilagan in Isabela province.
“I extol these local
governments for their unwavering commitment in scaling up and
maintaining the highest standards of public service delivery in their
respective localities. Their shining examples serve as an inspiration
to others to strive hard in the performance of their mandates”, he
said. The 13 LGUs regularly made it to the top 10 provincial, city and
municipal governments that gained the highest scores in the LGPMS.
LGPMS is primarily a
self-assessment management and development tool that not only enables
local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in
the delivery of public services, but also provides information on the
state of local governance performance and their state of local
Dir. Noval said that LGPMS
rates LGUs with a performance area index ranging from one to five,
with one as the lowest and five as the highest. The areas being tested
are: administrative governance, social governance, economic
governance, environmental governance and fundamentals of good
governance, which include transparency, participation and financial
Under existing guidelines, a
team composed of representatives from the national and local
governments conducts the evaluation, while results are being validated
by civil society organizations to maintain impartiality.
LGPMS topnotchers do not
only earn the distinction of being among the best performing LGUs but
they will also have a greater chance to be nominated to the Gawad
Pamana ng Lahi, which is being conferred to LGUs that advances the
tenets of good governance based on certain criteria, including the
For 2011, the following are
the top performing provincial, city and municipal governments with
their corresponding LGPMS rankings:
Provinces – Bohol (4.91); La
Union (4.89); Cavite (4.88); Pangasinan (4.87); South Cotabato
(4.864); Mountain Province (4.855); Albay (4.839); Bulacan (4.836);
Rizal (4.832); and Ilocos Norte (4.828).
Highly urbanized cities –
San Juan City (4.9); Puerto Princesa City (4.88); Iloilo City (4.87);
Valenzuela City (4.85); Makati City (4.819); Angeles City (4.816);
Tacloban City (4.77); Quezon City (4.75); Taguig City (4.71); and
Davao City (4.7).
Component Cities – Laoag
City (4.99); Naga City (4.93); Vigan City (4.921); Ligao City (4.917);
Tagaytay City (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86); Dipolog City (4.83);
Calamba City (4.82); San Fernando City, La Union (4.81); and La
Carlota City (4.79).
Municipalities – Ilagan,
Isabela (4.92); Carmona, Cavite (4.9); Santol, La Union (4.89);
Alimodian, Iloilo (4.883); San Mateo, Isabela (4.879); San Luis,
Aurora (4.86); Surallah, South Cotabato (4.843); Maslog, Eastern Samar
and New Lucena, Iloilo (4.839); Bacoor, Cavite (4.822); and San
Gabriel, La Union (4.820).
Anyone may access LGPMS
scores of LGUs through the DILG website http://www.blgs.gov.ph/lgpmsv2/cmshome/index.php.