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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

Isabela PLGU receives 4th SGLG award

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Nov. 14 (PIA)--For the 4th time in a row, the provincial government of Isabela led by governor Faustino G. Dy III received the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

U.S. commits P595M more for Mindanao development programs

MANILA, Philippines – The United States government committed to provide an additional P595 million worth of assistance to economic, infrastructure, governance, and peace programs in Mindanao. In a statement Thursday, November 15, the US said this brings to over P7 billion, total contributions to development aid in the Mindanao region. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Isabela PLGU receives 4th SGLG award

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Nov. 14 (PIA)--For the 4th time in a row, the provincial government of Isabela led by governor Faustino G. Dy III received the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Ilocos Region tops the most number of SGLG awardees

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Out of the 263 local government unit (LGU) recipients for this year's Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the Ilocos Region garnered the most number of the awa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Ilocos Region tops the most number of SGLG awardees

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Out of the 263 local government unit (LGU) recipients for this year's Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the Ilocos Region garnered the most number of the awa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

San Carlos City Gets 4th SGLG Award

San Carlos City received its fourth Seal of Good Local Governance award from the Department of Interior and Local Government, November 7. San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. received the city’s 2018 SGLG from DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and Senator Loren Legarda with DILG Negros Occidental officials at the Manila Hotel Tent City, Manila. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

An advocate of good governance and Philippine competitiveness

At a time when skyrocketing inflation is presenting economic challenges within the country, and an increasingly tricky global politics posing difficulties, Philippine competitiveness is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. As a country that has been experiencing double-digit growth in the past few years, earning the nickname ‘Asia’s Rising Tiger’, much is at stake. Former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

San Carlos City gets 4th SGLG award

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Nov. 13 (PIA) -- San Carlos City received its fourth Seal of Good Local Governance award from the Department of Interior and Local Government, November 7.San Carlos City M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

France seeks global talks on cyberspace security

PARIS, France --- The French government announced Monday a "Paris Call" for talks to lay out a common framework for ensuring internet security, following a surge in cyberattacks which has dented confidence in global networks. The move aims to relaunch negotiations on a "code of good conduct" which have stalled since last year. Officials said the text, to be presented by President Emmanuel Macron as he opens UNESCO's Internet Governance Forum in Paris on Monday, has been signed by most European countries. But China, Russia and the United States have not yet joined, though a source in Macron's office said a "critical mass" of US players support the call, including Microsoft and th...Keep on reading: France seeks global talks on cyberspace security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Tourism sector seen promoting good governance in Central Luzon

Tourism sector seen promoting good governance in Central Luzon.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Capitol Cites 3 Keys to Staying as Richest Province in PH for 4 Straight Years

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale attributed to good governance, transparency and sound financial management as keys to making Cebu the richest province in the Philippines in 2017 for four years in a row. “Because of good governance. Wala ta pataka og waldas sa kwarta sa Probinsya. Gisubay man gyud […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Año backs another martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Newly sworn in Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año will recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao. "I would rather opt for another extension," Año told reporters in a chance interview before he handed out the Seal of Good Local Governance awards at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | Educational exhange to Japan to save the Ifugao Rice Terraces

The educational exchange provided opportunities to learn and benchmark adaptive management and sustainable practices for the conservation of biodiversity, governance and education. The whole trip was a wake-up call and firming up of commitment for the conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) and sustainable development......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018