Iloilo City wins again the prestigious Gawad Pamana ng Lahi award of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), besting other local government units in Western Visayas in the city category this year.
“This award is a clear manifestation of the good governance we are espousing in Iloilo City, one that is based on transparency and accountability and always placing importance on the welfare of every Ilonggo,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said.
Iloilo City bested the cities of San Carlos and Sagay, both from the province of Negros Occidental, which placed second and third, respectively.
“This is a result of the award process – from the Local Governance Performance Management System Overall Performance Index (LGPMS-OPI), innovations and awards validation to the conduct of the Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTA-RCS), to the Seal of Good House Keeping (SGH) and ARTA-RCS result validation,” said DILG regional director Evelyn Trompeta in her letter to Mabilog informing him of Iloilo City’s win.
DILG city director, Atty. Ferdinand Panes, said Iloilo City achieved a high rating in different performance indicators especially in the ARTA-RCS, from mere acceptable last year to excellent this year with point score of 93.7.
“The city was almost perfect even in the Seal of Good House Keeping validation. The validating team was very appreciative and satisfied of the results of the survey conducted in the frontline services,” he added.
Big contributors also were the city’s recognition in both nationally and internationally, as well as the innovative programs and projects implemented.
With the back-to-back win, Iloilo City automatically qualifies for the Gawad National Award next year. Congratulations to Iloilo City and it’s citizens!