DAGUPAN CITY, Aug 28 (PIA) –The province of Pangasinan was declared as the 4th Best Performing Province in the country as evaluated by the Department of Interior and Local Government.
In a statement from the provincial government, Pangasinan bagged perfect scores of 5.00 points in development planning and human resource management and development.
The result was based on the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) where local government units were evaluated in four aspects to include administrative, social, economic and environmental governance.
Special report was also included to determine how the fundamentals of good governance such as participation, transparency, and financial accountability are valued in the LGU level.
For 2011, the following are the top performing provincial, city and municipal governments with their corresponding LGPMS rankings:
Provinces- Bohol (4.91); La Union (4.89); Cavite (4.88); Pangasinan (4.87); South Cotabato (4.864); Mountain Province (4.855); Albay (4.839); Bulacan (4.836); Rizal (4.832); and Ilocos Norte (4.828).
Highly urbanized cities- San Juan City (4.9); Puerto Princesa City (4.88); Iloilo City (4.87); Valenzuela City (4.85); Makati City (4.819); Angeles City (4.816); Tacloban City (4.77); Quezon City (4.75); Taguig City (4.71); and Davao City (4.7).
Component Cities- Laoag City (4.99); Naga City (4.93); Vigan City (4.91); Ligao City (4.917); Tagaytay City (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86); Dipolog City (4.83); Calamba City (4.82); San Fernando City, La Union (4.81); and La Carlota City (4.79).
Municipalities- Ilagan, Isabela (4.92); Carmona, Cavite (4.9); Santol, La Union (4.89); Alimodian, Iloilo (4.883); San Mateo, Isabela (4.879); San Luis, Aurora (4.86); Surallah, South Cotabato (4.843); Maslog, Eastern Samar and New Lucena, Iloilo (4.839); Bacoor, Cavite (4.822); and San Gabriel, La Union (4.820).
The Provincial Information Office said Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. earlier thanked the DILG led by the late Secretary Jesse M. Robredo for conferring Pangasinan one of the top ranks in the evaluation.
He said the provincial government will continuously strive for excellence to attain its mission to be number one. (JCR/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)