In its quest to share best practices in the South Cotabato Region, DILG Region XII awards the top local government units (LGUs) and Municipal Local Government Operation Officers (MLGOOs) in the region for their exemplary performance in implementing the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) during the first ever 2019 Regional PCF Summit held at EMR Convention Center, City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.
In her welcome remarks, DILG XII Regional Director Josephine C. Leysa gave credit to the local government officials, PCF teams from all levels of government units, and their partners who ‘did not do their jobs but have also put their hearts and minds in what they do’.
“Our theme: Sharing Innovations and Best Practices towards Good Local Governance is about the need to spread out the good news and the best practices for the benefit of our communities, marginalized sector, and practically everyone,” RD Leysa said.
Among the top five Best PCF Project Implementers are the LGUs of Surallah in South Cotabato, Kiamba in Sarangani Province, Columbio in Sultan Kudarat, the City of Kidapawan, and the Province of Cotabato. These top five LGUs were selected based on their performance in the PCF project implementation while consistently passing the SGLG.
Meanwhile, the Province of South Cotabato, two (2) LGUs from Cotabato Province, and one LGU each from Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat were adjudged as “Better” PCF Implementers.
Also recognized as “Good” Implementers are the cities of Cotabato and Tacurong, the LGU of Malungon (Sarangani Province), LGUs of Banga, Polomolok and Sto. Nino (South Cotabato), LGUs of Esperanza and Lambayong (Sultan Kudarat), and the LGUs of Kabacan, Magpet, Midsayap and Pigcawayan (Cotabato Province).
The Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) of every LGU awardee were also given due recognition for providing the necessary technical assistance and valuable efforts in the PCF project implementation.
P294.5-M worth of PCF Projects
According to RD Leysa, the Region has received a total allocation of P294.5-million worth PCF projects which “undeniably made significant impact to the lives of everyone in the community.”
Among the PCF projects in the region are school buildings, rural health units, health centers, laying-in clinics, water and sanitation facilities, housing and settlement, rehabilitation centers, roads, bridges, irrigation systems, tourism facilities, slaughter house, public markets and a lot more.
“These PCF projects are the testaments to the Government’s intention of bringing more services to our constituents, to where it matters most and where it is needed,” RD Leysa said.
Present during the said PCF Summit were key officials from the DILG Central Office, namely ASEC Ester A. Aldana; Dir. Anna Liza F. Bonagua; and Dir. Marlo S. Guanzon.
Also in attendance were 41 LGUs with eight (8) Local Chief Executives, MLGOOs, City Local Government Operations Officers (CLGOOs), Provincial and City Directors, DILG RO XII personnel with the special participation of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-XII Band and Dancers and the South Cotabato Chorale.