Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (January 03, 2018) — On the first working of day of 2018, RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen awarded Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) checks to 1 Province, 2 Cities and 10 Municipalities in the Region amounting to Twenty-Seven Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 27,800,000.00).
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Quirino facilitated the completion of the 2018-2022 Local Road Network Development Plan (LRNDP) of the Provincial Local Government Unit of Quirino in a series of activities called “Training-Workshop on Local Road Mapping” on December 6-7, 2017 at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, Tagaytay City and “Seminar-Workshop on the Updating of the LRNDP” on December 11-12, 2017 at Camayan Beach and Resort, Subic, Zambales.
In 2003, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 launched the Local Government Unit Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Program. From then onwards, performer-LGUs are conferred in recognition to their exemplary performance.
The LGU Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Program, in its 14th year of implementation, has been a part in empowering local government officials and functionaries through recognizing their exemplary performance and showcasing good practices in local governance on the different categories as follows:
To highlight the gains of good local governance, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 , DILG RO2 conducts its 14th LGUIA Awarding Ceremony at Zen Hotel, Santiago City on December 14, 2017 with the theme: “Galing LGU: Paghusayin, Pagyamanin at Paunlarin.”
The awardees are as follows:
Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- MDRRMC (4th to 6th class)
Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya
Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- MDRRMC (1st to 3rd class)
San Mateo, Isabela
Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- CDRRMC
Cauayan City, Isabela
Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- PDRRMC
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Best LGU BUB Implementer
Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
Cauayan City, Isabela
City of Ilagan, Isabela
Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya
Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya
Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya
San Manuel, Isabela
San Guillermo, Isabela
For the 28 LGUs conferred with the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) during the National Awarding, DILG Region 02 also gives honor and recognition to these performing LGUs on the different areas of governance namely: Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order, business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
“Everybody accepted the challenge to raise the bar of governance but the most important and rewarding part is not the medals, trophies or plaques but the joy that we gave in providing services to the community,” Mayor Tan emphasized in his welcome message.
DILG RO2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. CESO IV shared with the crowd of 500 participants composed of barangay/municipal officials, partners from the National Government Agencies and Civil Society Organizations and DILG RO2 staff and field officers his warmest congratulations.
“For 14 years of implementation, the LGUIA has provided evidence-based results that inspired our organization to continue creating champions of good governance. Thus, I thank you all for playing a significant role in enabling our programs become a sustainable and successful undertaking over the years”, RD Leusen said in his message.