There is more for Local Government Units (LGUs) in Isabela this yuletide season.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Isabela recognized top performing LGUs in the implementation of the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) program through Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities Incentives and Recognition of Exemplars (ADMIRE).
LGUs awarded include Benito Soliven, Cabatuan, Luna, Mallig, Naguilian, Ramon, Roxas and San Mariano. These LGUs were given plaque of recognition and cash incentives.
DILG-Isabela Provincial Director Elpidio A. Durwin hoped that the recognition given may inspire the awarded LGUs and other LGUs to perform better in the implementation of locally-funded projects.
Also, he encouraged the LGUs to sustain or improve their performance in pursuit of meaningful local governance.
ADMIRE is an incentive and awards program initiated by DILG-Isabela which seeks to give recognition to top performing municipalities in the implementation of 2017 ADM projects.
The search covered February to November 2017, commencing from the submission of LGUs of documentary requirements for ADM projects until the conduct of final inspection of projects.
The criteria used in determining the awardees entail physical accomplishment of the project (20%), submission of liquidation report (20%), observance of the process in the implementation of the project (20%), functionality of the Local Development Council (LDC) with Civil Society Organization (CSO) Membership (15%) and quality and functionality of project (25%).
Meanwhile, regional nominees for the 2014-2016 Best Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Implementers were also awarded with plaque and cash incentives.
These LGUs include Angadanan, Cabatuan, Jones, San Guillermo and San Manuel.
LGOO III Michael Angelo L. Benigno