Tacloban City gov’t receives high rating on LGPMS

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TACLOBAN CITY, July 5 (PNA) -- This highly urbanized city (HUC) of Tacloban has done well in terms of the delivery of essential public services to its constituents as reflected in its Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS).

This was disclosed during Wednesday’s LGPMS exit conference that highlighted the State of Local Governance Report (SLGR) delivered by city information officer Bernardita B. Valenzuela who represented Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez at the Balyu-an Center here.

Valenzuela reported that Tacloban posted a 4.86 percent performance index out of five percent in the survey’s governance aspect; 3.38 percent in development, which is considered to be an above average rating.

Meanwhile, the city director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Atty. Darwin Bibar, affirmed the result of the LGPMS, which he explained is a development management tool devised by the DILG to assess the delivery of essential public services in local government units.

Bibar said that the city government under the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez has generally performed well based on the significant improvement in the LGPMS Survey from the year 2009 to 2012.

He likewise added that this good showing is evidenced by the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award and the Seal of Good Housekeeping which the city received last year.

The exit conference, according to Bibar, is part of the Newly Elected Officials (NEO) Orientation Program and a precursor for the crafting of the Executive Legislative Agenda and the Capacity Development Agenda of the LGU.

Held every three years after every LGPMS Survey, the exit conference is part of the comparative assessment of the city’s performance. (Media Ng Bayan)

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