1st women leader’s award launched

BAGUIO CITY – the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is encouraging Local Government Units (LGU’s) to nominate awardees for the 1st Sonia R. Lorenzo (SRL) Awards here.

DILG-CAR City Director Evelyn Trinidad said the SRL award is a nationwide search for women in leadership and good governance launched by the University of Santo Tomas and Kaya Natin Movement, a civil society organization that promotes genuine and lasting change in government.

Memorandum Circular 2015-92 was issued by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to this effect in order to encourage local chief executives to send any nomination for said awards.

As per minimum qualifications, a nominee must be a former or current local government official, Governor down to Barangay Captain and must have a total of five years in government service.

She must not have been convicted of any administrative or criminal case.

Judging of nominees will be according to four guidelines; Leadership experience (30%), promotion of good governance (30%), service to the community (30%) and promotion on the empowerment of women (10%).

Winners for the SRL Award will receive cash prize of P50,000.00, Plaque of Recognition and a chance to give a short lecture on leadership and good governance to students of UST.

Application or nomination forms may be downloaded from srlaward.jimbo.com where instructions for submission of nominations are provided.

Deadline for the submission of entries is on September 11, 2015./Paul Rillorta


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