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ILOILO’S YOUNGEST MAYOR EARNS SGLG ON 1ST TERM: Six LGUs in 4th district also get good governance seal

BRAEDEN JOHN Q. Biron, one of the Philippines’ youngest local chief executives, clinched the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) on his first term as mayor of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Biron was 22 years old when he was elected mayor in May 2016. He is now 23. The young mayor said he credits the […] The post ILOILO’S YOUNGEST MAYOR EARNS SGLG ON 1ST TERM: Six LGUs in 4th district also get good governance seal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 10th, 2017

14 Ecija LGUs get seal of good governance

FOURTEEN chief executives of local government units (LGUs) in Nueva Ecija were among the country’s recipients of the Seal of Good and Local Governance (SGLG) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Awardees were mayors Ramil Rivera of Cabiao; Arvin Salonga, San Antonio; Froilan Nagano, San Leonardo; Ferdinad Abesamis, Peñaranda; Mariano Cristino… link: 14 Ecija LGUs get seal of good governance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Best performing LGUs in WV receive P470-M in projects

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-6) has released P470 million worth of projects to best performing local government units in Western Visayas since 2010. The Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) is a financial grant awarded to LGUs that passed the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). DILG-6 Regional Director Anthony Nuyda said the […] The post Best performing LGUs in WV receive P470-M in projects appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Legazpi, 9 other Bicol LGUs get ‘Seal of Good Local Governance’

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY &'8212; This major Bicol city was among the 306 local government units (LGUs) across the country which received the “2016 Seal of Good Local Governance Award” (SGLG) award from the Department of Interior and L.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

DILG lauds “Harvest of Good Governance” in Eastern Visayas

DILG launched the SGLG as an incentive program to encourage LGUs to embrace good governance. Twenty-six (26) of the 448 SGLG awardees nationwide are from this region, an increase from 12 in 2016 and 7 in 2015......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

LGUs Lauded Under Capitol’s Our Cebu Program

After receiving the Seal of Good Local Governance in Manila, Governor Hilario P. Davide III led the recognition of Cebu’s local government units that have excelled in various development programs of the province. Together with... The post LGUs Lauded Under Capitol’s Our Cebu Program appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Cebu Gets 3rd Consecutive SGLG Award

Governor Hilario P. Davide lll received on behalf of Cebu Province its third consecutive Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government on November 27, 2017 in... The post Cebu Gets 3rd Consecutive SGLG Award appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

ARMM towns cited for good governance: from 6 last year to 19 this year

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) —  From zero in 2015 to six in 2016, there are now 19 towns and one city in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) that have been conferred the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The SGLG awardees in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

4 cities, 5 towns in NegOcc win good governance seal

BACOLOD City — The provincial government of Negros Occidental and four cities and nine towns in the province bagged the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). According to results released by the Bureau of Local Government Supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the cities of Bago, Sagay, Silay and San […] The post 4 cities, 5 towns in NegOcc win good governance seal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Sueno: Change is coming in barangays thru Seal of Good Local Governance

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is bringing its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) program down to the barangay-level......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

Sueno to LGU awardees: Let’s journey towards federalism

306 LGUs were conferred with SGLG for passing the test of good governance, while four barangays bagged the Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa award, with the rest being declared as runners-up......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

4 Provinces, 1 City and 7 towns in EV bag DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance

12 local government units in Eastern Visayas proved that they belonged to a select group of LGUs nationwide that passed the highly coveted “Seal of Good Local Governance” of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Ilocos Norte, Lamitan bag seal of good governance award

MANILA, Philippines - Ilocos Norte and Lamitan City in Basilan are among the local government units (LGUs) to be awarded the Seal of Good Local Governance by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Lamitan City tagged with `good governance seal

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines - Fish vendor Taradji Otal on Saturday said he is ignorant of what the “Seal of Good Local Governance” or SGLG, is all about but is.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Mayor says he can’t stop grandstand demolition

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III understands the sentiments of Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon but no amount of tears will move the mayor to stop the national government’s P19.8-million Sunburst Park Development project in City Proper district. “It is a valid contract – you can’t delay it through a resolution because there are rights and […] The post Mayor says he can’t stop grandstand demolition appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

‘RESPECT MIWD DIRECTORS’ TERM’: Will Joe III follow Cebu’s lead?

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III wants to replace the current board of directors of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) citing a recent Supreme Court decision on the appointment of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) directors. But the head of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) suggested that Espinosa might want to follow the […] The post ‘RESPECT MIWD DIRECTORS’ TERM’: Will Joe III follow Cebu’s lead? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

WVSU-INHS overpass revived

THE Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) has reopened the pedestrian overpass between Iloilo National High School and West Visayas State University in La Paz district. Mayor Jose Espinosa III, along with PSTMO head Jeck Conlu, WVSU-Lapaz Campus and INHS officials, City Engineer Roberto “Bobby” Divinagracia, among others, led the blessing and […] The post WVSU-INHS overpass revived appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Palace compels gov’t agencies to submit procurement funds report – Philippine News Agency

MANILA – Malacanang has compelled all government agencies to submit, “for monitoring and evaluation purposes”, their reports on funds transferred to the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea made this directive through Memorandum Circular No. 38 to all heads of procuring entity (HOPE) of the national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCCs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and local government units (LGUs). “It is observed that various government agencies are tapping the services of the DBM-PS to serve as the procurement agent for the procurement of supplies, equipment and infrastructure projects,” Medialdea stated in his memorandum. “Now, therefore, all Heads of Procuring Entity (HOPE) of NGAs, GOCCs, SUCs, and LGUs are hereby required to comply with the provisions of RA No. 9184 (GPRA) and its 2016 RIRR, and to submit to Office of the President, for monitoring and evaluation purposes, a report on funds transferred to DBM-PS for the purpose of procuring supplies, equipment and infrastructure projects as of 31 December 2017,” he added. The HOPE have been given until March 31 this year to comply with Malacanang’s directive which is in line with the policy of the state “to promote good governance and to adhere to the principles of transparency, accountability, equity, efficiency and economic in its procurement process.” Section 10, Article V of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, otherwise known as Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA), provides that all procurement shall be done through competitive bidding, except as otherwise provide by GPRA. Medialdea explained that the 1987 Constitution provides that the state shall adopt and implement policy of public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has been hailed for making good on his campaign promise to fight corruption by promoting transparency and accountability in government. President Duterte has in fact signed Executive Order No. 2 creating Freedom of Information (FOI) right on the first month of his presidency. (PNA)  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

‘No usurpation of authority’

THE Iloilo City Government did not usurp the authority of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) when it closed a portion of Rizal Street in Jaro district starting Jan. 8, 2018, according to Mayor Jose Espinosa III. In a letter dated Jan. 22, 2018, Espinosa told Engr. Rodney Gustilo, DPWH Iloilo City district […] The post ‘No usurpation of authority’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Councilor wants long-term solution to Jaro plaza woes

AN EXASPERATED Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi asked stakeholders in the city government and Jaro district to once and for all solve the perennial problem on the proper of the plaza during the Candelaria fiesta. “Gina-propose ko nga pungkuan namon (ang problema). Every year gatuhaw ina. So subong pa lang pagkatapos sng pyesta ng […] The post Councilor wants long-term solution to Jaro plaza woes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018