Angeles City – The City Government of Angeles received six prestigious awards on transparency and good governance from Secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in ceremonies held Thursday at the Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone.
These are the very prestigious GawadPamanangLahi Award – Highly Urbanized City category, the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) Plaque of Recognition - Top 10 for two years in a row and the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH).
This city was also awarded three additional certificates of recognition on performance areas of social governance, valuing fundamentals of good governance and administrative governance.
"The awards are a source of pride and inspiration for Angelenos…,” City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, who is a top finalist in the 2012 Mayor Contest, said.
Angeles City joined the list of the Top 13 provincial, city and municipal governments that gained the highest scores for 2011 in the DILG-administered LGPMS, which is being done annually.
LGPMS is a management and development tool that does not only enable local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in the delivery of public services, but also provides information on the state of local governance performance and their state of local development.
SGH is given to local government units (LGUs) which fully complied to the Full Disclosure Policy and have no adverse COA findings.
Last year, Pamintuan also received the Seal of Good Housekeeping and the LGPMS Top 10 Certificate also from the DILG, handed over by the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo.
The DILG also awarded the city government with P30 million last year. Angeles City was voted fourth among the top highly-urbanized cities in the country.
These are on top of Pamintuan’s inclusion as a top finalist in the 2012 World Mayor contest, one of only five Asians who made the list.