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NegOcc guv commits to ethical practices, good governance

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has signed an integrity pledge, committing to ethical practices and good governance, as part of the province’s partnership with the Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Network. The governor was joined by Dr. Stefan Maria Jost, country representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), in signing the document during […] The post NegOcc guv commits to ethical practices, good governance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianSep 13th, 2018

Ilocos Sur province, 11 LGUs receive SGLG Award

ILOCOS SUR, Nov. 9 - - The province of Ilocos Sur has again proven itself to have continued its good practices in local governance, receiving its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for three cons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Ilocos Sur province, 11 LGUs receive SGLG Award

ILOCOS SUR, Nov. 9 – – The province of Ilocos Sur has again proven itself to have continued its good practices in local governance, receiving its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for three cons Source link link: Ilocos Sur province, 11 LGUs receive SGLG Award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Iriga City poised to become Bicol’s volleyball center next year

Iriga City bids to become a sporting mecca in the Bicol Region with the construction of a 5,000-seat gym in this city 400 kilometers southeast of Manila. Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen, owner-manager of the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons, said the gym is under construction and will be finished by December.       “Maybe next year the PVL on Tour could go to Iriga now that we will have the facilities to host some of its games,” she said, referring to the league’s program to bring the league's matches to the provinces, which started last year.      Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said Iriga City’s strong partnership with the PVL organizing outfit continues to serve “…our vision of promoting and upgrading volleyball in the country.”  Among others, the Iriga City gym will provide excellent facilities in volleyball as part of the mayor’s vision to restore Bicol’s lofty position in volleyball. “It used to be that Bicolanos were highly regarded in the sport and regularly picked for the national teams,” she said. When the sports arena finally rises six months from now, it will occupy pride of place with Iriga’s new city hall, already transferred to its new home in barangay Sta. Cruz Sur, new library, new public market and new slaughterhouse as part of the more concrete legacy the mayor wants to leave to her constituents.   But it is in sports where the sports-minded chief executive of this multi-awarded city wants to involve her young constituents to develop physical fitness, character and mental toughness, prerequisites, she said, to making the young transform into productive citizens and ideal leaders and followers of the future.   High sports awareness      At no other time has sports awareness in Iriga City been this incredibly high and involving as it is now.  Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen fittingly provides the face to this exciting sports phenomenon happening in her city of birth, where generations from her side of the family have served and continue to serve their people through holding public offices.    The well-loved first and only woman mayor of Iriga said she keeps her balance by finding time to indulge her passion in sports. She is into a lot of sports for recreation or for competition. She still plays volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis and badminton. At one time in elementary and high school she took up softball as a shortstop and even football. It was her serious intent to lure primarily her youthful constituents into sports that led Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen to form her own club team that proceeded to compete in the 2016 nationally telecast season of the Sports Vision-organized V-League.    After seeing their mayor, her prodigy Grazielle Bombita from Camarines Sur and fellow Bicolanos tangle with the best players in Manila in a big time league on television for the first time ever, parents from even as far as Sorsogon and the Visayas, Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen said, would see her at the city hall or stop her in her tracks to recommend their daughters for training under her volleyball program.      As a result, the city government has tied up with elementary and high schools in Iriga to train kids of all genders not only in volleyball but in basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis and football as well. Scholarships are given to training program participants from San Miguel Elementary School, University of St. Anthony, University of Northeastern Philippines, Ceferino Arroyo High School and Rinconada National Technical and Vocational School.   Multi-awarded city    Daughter of the late Camarines Sur Rep. Ciriaco R. Alfelor, granddaughter of the CamSur Gov. Felix O. Alfelor, and niece of ex-Iriga City Mayor Emmanuel R. Alfelor, Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen became Iriga’s first woman mayor in 2004. She served for three consecutive terms via the biggest margin of votes in Iriga’s political history.    Younger brother Ronald Felix Y. Alfelor, an electrical engineer by profession, was voted into the same position next before she assumed the office again.     Under her leadership anchored on an advocacy on good governance and responsible citizenship, Iriga City has distinguished itself with several awards from national and international organizations.  Among these are the 2009 Award of Excellence in Good Local Governance given by the DILG; 2010 citation as among the Top 10 performing local governments under the component cities category from the DILG; 2010 citation as a Galing Pook Award finalist; 2010 citation for Best Practices given by the Asia Foundation and British Embassy for the city’s programs on people’s participation, revenue generation and environment protection; 2011 Region’s Best Outstanding Local Government Agency award given by the Civil Service Commission; and the 2011 Outstanding Human Resource Management award. Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen finished BA Humanities in the University of the Philippines, BS Biology in Far Eastern University, but instead of proceeding to study medicine, she took up law in the University of Santo Tomas, a course she didn’t get to finish because of she said she was ‘sidetracked’ by marriage.   Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen’s children, all Ateneo students – Maria Cenen, 23; Brendan, 20; and Brian, 18 – may not have inherited her one-of-a-kind passion for sports but they support all her sporting decisions and endeavors.   Her only daughter gets to flex some athletic muscles, though, during university intramurals. Eldest son Brendan is team captain of the popular Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion. Brian, the youngest, helps her mom manage and cheer the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons in the PVL if he’s not busy with his commitment as a Star Music talent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Best practices and remedies to avoid COA disallowances

With the intensified campaign of both the national government and the Commission on Audit (COA) in their thrust toward good governance, there has been a clamor for a program to address the issue of COA disallowances and solutions for those encountering such problems......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Kaya Natin holds music festival and advocacy fair on January 26

This is a press release from Kaya Natin! Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership kicks off the year with GenWe: Ultimatum – an all-night music festival and advocacy fair forwarding human rights at the University of the Philippines Diliman Sunken Garden on January 26. GenWe ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

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

Opinion: The View From Taft -- Samantha Isabel Coronado: "Greater shock for the greater good?"

Ethics in advertising is not just for businesses. Unethical practices in advertising can also be used by the most well-meaning of nonprofits with the goal of gaining more donations. But even if the end is positive, the means still needs to be ethical......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 15th, 2017

How Myanmar indigenous peoples defend their rights over natural resources

The peace park is an expression and integration of Karen people’s right to self-determination, natural resource management, environmental protection, and good governance. The post How Myanmar indigenous peoples defend their rights over natural resources appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

FIBA WORLD CUP: Two road wins a must for Blatche, Gilas

Andray Blatche is back and he knows what he’s in for. As it stands Gilas Pilipinas holds an even 5-5 record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. That’s only good for fourth place in the now competitive Group F. With two games remaining, both on the road, the Philippines is in a must-win situation for both. Andray Blatche is well aware of that. “For sure, everybody in this country knows the importance of these next two games,” Blatche said. “I know all my teammates know how bad we need this next win.  So it’s a do-or-die for us and I know we’re gonna give our all and leave everything on the court and come home with the two wins,” he added. Finishing his first official practice with the national team, Blatche says he’s doing fine. Adjusting to coach Yeng Guiao’s system has been fluid for the naturalized center. He’s even taken time to drop by practices of NLEX and Rain or Shine to speed up the process. “His offense is more of going off instinct, you know. Just gotta be in the right spots at times and then after that, you just play basketball. You know this is I think my third.. my third day here where I’m going over offense everyday. So it’s coming to me easy,” Blatche said of Guiao’s system. “It was like clockwork. It was like clockwork because, you know, I know what guys on this court are capable of doing and I know which guys are shooters, which guys are the slashers. His offense, like I said, is based off just knowing your teammate and knowing what they’re gonna do next and instinct. And that actually works out in my favor for me,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Lucky foods for a good fortune

Food is one of the major elements of Chinese culture and is one of the things that Chinese people take the most pride in. Thus, over and above the loud, enthusiastic greetings, red ornaments and traditional practices being observed during the most important festival and holiday in China — the Chinese New Year or Spring […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Proposed seal of good local governance okayed

Proposed seal of good local governance okayed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

DILG to gather village execs in good governance summit

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Iloilo will gather Punong Barangays in the province for a consultation to raise their awareness on various.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

DILG to gather village execs in good governance summit

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Iloilo will gather Punong Barangays in the province for a consultation to raise their awareness on various.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

PBA: Wright and Phoenix finally showing maturity

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Phoenix badly wanted maturity to come with their growth as a team, especially after the Fuel Masters somehow botched a twie-to-beat edge as the no. 2 seed to end last season in teh 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup. Early in the 2019 Philippine Cup, it appears that the Fuel Masters have found some of that maturity and are using that to win close games in the All-Filipino. Two games into the new season, Phoenix already has two overtimes. The Fuel Masters won both, allowing them to take over first place so far. “Phoenix of the past would’ve lost that game,” Wright said of their overtime win against TNT Saturday at the Ynares Center here. “After Pogoy hit that shot to tie the game, we would’ve crumbled by then. But we stuck together, we’re becoming more experience and we’re becoming more of a veteran team,” he added. Another great sign for Phoenix has been the team’s conditioning. Also known as a pressing team, the Fuel Masters have shown great endurance despite playing back-to-back overtime games. Phoenix certainly looked like the fresher team during the extra five minutes in separate wins against Meralco and TNT. “I’m just happy we won, because like you said, back-to-back overtime games. We really have to dig down deep in those kind of situations. I’m happy that we looked like the more conditioned team,” Wright said. “We came off an overtime game so we’re much more experienced in that department than they are. Luckily they’re tired towards the end of the game and they were starting to miss their shots. That’s just credit to our strength and conditioning coaches and how we run our practices. We thought we’re in really good shape today,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Barangay summit on good governance set in Antique

TO encourage barangays and other stakeholders to be active partners in the implementation of the national government’s programs, a Barangay Summit on Good Governance for over 600 barangay and government officials will be held on Jan 16, 2019 at the EBJ Gymnasium, Binirayan Hills, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Department of Interior and Local Government […] The post Barangay summit on good governance set in Antique appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Independent experts to advise PG& E on more wildfire safety best practices

SAN FRANCISCO-- PG&E Corporation announced it is making changes to bolster the company's commitment to safety and improvement. In addition to prior actions taken to confront the growing wildfire threat, the PG&E Board is assessing the company's operations, finances, management, structure and governance and remains focused on improving safety and operational effectiveness. Among other Board actions: conducting a Board refreshment process that includes searching for new directors at both the holding company and its utility subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company (the Utility). The Board is looking to add fresh perspectives to augment its existing expertise in safety, o...Keep on reading: Independent experts to advise PG&E on more wildfire safety best practices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

IAG STATEMENT: In the end, the good and the true shall prevail

(Statement of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the Cotabato City bombing)  The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) condemns the IED Explosion in Cotabato City killing two and wounding 30 on the eve of the New Year. This dastardly act kills innocent bystanders and destroys the trust and spirit of free and democratic […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China

WASHINGTON DC -- Filipino American good governance advocates cheered the passage of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (S. 2736) in the U.S. Senate last week, and which was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Dec.12.   The comprehensive and strategic national security legislation counters the Chinese government's economic and military pressures on its Asian neighbors and the Philippines. It also provides $1.5 billion annually in security assistance to America's allies to promote the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the region. "This new law will be morale boost and a Christmas gift to our courageous human rights defenders, jo...Keep on reading: U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Investigations look at Trump’s life from all angles

WASHINGTON --- Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father. On Saturday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke became the fourth Cabinet member to leave under an ethical cloud, having sparked 17 investigations into his actions on the job, by one watchdog's count. All of this with the first special counsel investigation against a president in 20 years hanging ...Keep on reading: Investigations look at Trump’s life from all angles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Bacolod City gets another award for good governance

IN addition to its string of awards, the City Government of Bacolod was recognized recently by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for excellence in administrative governance. Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the award for Bacolod City as first runner-up in the “Excellence in Administrative Governance” category at the awarding ceremony of the […] The post Bacolod City gets another award for good governance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018