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Culasi town joins "Search for Excellence in Local Governance"

by JU Sumanting & PS Mabaquiao

San Jose, Antique (11 November) -- The Municipality of Culasi, northern town of Antique joined the Search for Excellence in Local Governance conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Rosario Maza, Provincial Director, DILG here said that the search is conducted to evaluate the over all performance of the local government unit in various aspects based on the State of Local Governance Report.

To provide the legal framework for meaningful local governance, Mayor Aida S. Alpas of Culasi issued Executive order No. 10 which reorganized the Municipal Committee on Local Governance Performance Management System.

Mayor Alpas committed to make the most of the resources of the town, funds and human component to attain meaningful governance responsive to the needs of her constituents.

The town of Culasi is under Category A 1st-3rd class towns with the local government units of San Remigio, Sibalom and San Jose while other municipalities fall under Category B 4th - 6th class.

The Provincial Search Committee led by Ma. Salvacion Alian, Asst. Provincial Director of DILG conducted validation activity of the performance of the said LGUs. The team is on the process of consolidating reports from other agencies that joined the validation.

Among the areas evaluated are, Governance, Administration, Social Services which consists of health, education and peace and order, Economic Development and Environmental Management. Best practices and innovations in local governance including awards received for exemplary performance of the LGUs are also subject for evaluation said Maza.

Maza disclosed that the LGUs have tried their best in meeting the indicators of responsive local governance, however, there is still need to focus programs and projects specific to the needs of the people in the barangays. (Culasi/PIA) [top]

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